There's chatter of a portion of Vanderbilt Avenue in Fort Greene becoming a new historic district—meaning the strip of street would be immune to any more luxury high rise condos.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the street contains Civil War-era homes—but an eyesore has popped up amongst them at 122 Vanderbilt. One resident told the paper, “[The landmarking] is great for the block—it means we won’t have any more of that." The paper even presumes that the tower was the impetus for the Landmarks Preservation Commission to start moving forward with the historic district designation.

The avenue was named for the Vanderbilt family, who originally owned Grand Central Terminal—Cornelius is the one who planted those 13 test stones for the structure in Van Cortlandt Park. The stretch already houses some landmarks—including the old Public School 9 building at the corner of Sterling Place, and Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School at Greene Avenue.