The Landmarks Preservation Commission just awarded the former William Ulmer Brewery in Brooklyn landmark designation. The old brewery is at Belvidere and Beaver streets in Bushwick, and according to the Post is the first NYC brewery to get the LPC stamp of approval. A board member told the paper, "If it's the first brewery in the city of New York to become a landmark, it's appropriate that it's in Brooklyn," as the borough used to be the brewing capital of the Northeast.

The brewery is made up of three buildings (including this cute office), all built between 1875 and 1890, and was shut down in 1920 due to prohibition. After that it became a factory which produced clothing, and more recently part of the complex was converted into housing. So who lives there? The owner of Union Pool and Hotel Delmano, Zeb Stewart, who the NY Times profiled back in 2008 after he moved in.