Ortner Awards Presented

The Evelyn and Everett Ortner Preservation Awards were presented at the Civic Council’s general meeting at the Old Stone House on Thursday March 5th, 2020. Please click on the link below for the full presentation of the history, details and photos of the projects, 2019 Ortner Awards Presentation.

The awards, sponsored by Tarzian Hardware, honor Evelyn Ortner (1924-2006) and Everett Ortner (1919-2012), long-time residents of and advocates for the community who, beginning in the 1960s, played a pivotal role in transforming Park Slope – then a neighborhood in decline – into the vibrant community that it is today. The couple also was at the forefront of efforts to prevent the demolition of historic urban neighborhoods, often undertaken by urban renewal programs. By encouraging people to purchase houses in Park Slope and other historic neighborhoods, the Ortners helped these communities regain their social, physical and economic vitality. The couple also played key roles in the creation of the Park Slope Historic District, the largest landmarked district in New York City.

This year’s recipients are:
The Nitehawk Cinema, for Restoration of an Historic Building, and the Berkeley Place Citizens for Neighborhood Intervention.

Pictured above is the Nitehawk Cinema reconstruction team (from L to R) Marty Kapell – Think Architecture and Design, Jeremy Latterman – 2L Engineering, and Eve Dilworth Rosen – Denham Wolf Real Estate Services, along with Nitehawk Cinema owner, Matthew Viragh (far right)

Pictured above is Ortner Award recipient John Casson of the Berkeley Place Citizens and Ortner Awards Chair John Mazurek.

The Park Slope Civic Council would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to all initiatives and recipients.

  • Posted on Mar 31, 2020 by Park Slope Civic Council
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