ALERT: City Council to hold forum on Department of Buildings, 12/4/06

City Council Public Forum on DOB: The City Council will be holding a forum on improving the Department of Buildings on Monday, December 4th, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, at University Hall, 110 East 14th Street, just east of 4th Avenue (see www.gvshp.org/documents/DOBTownHall.pdf ). This public forum presents an important opportunity to raise very serious […]

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ALERT: Landmark West Blog & A Chance to Help out

If you didn’t catch Tom Wolfe’s dead-on assessment of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Sunday’s New York Times, check out our blog: http://landmarkwest.blogspot.com . We have also included economist Edward Glaeser’s response published in today’s New York Sun. Volunteer Request: LANDMARK WEST! is always in need of volunteers for our various programs and projects, so […]

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EVENT: LPC Public Meeting in Sunnyside Gardens on Wednesday

Dear Neighbors,For over three years, we’ve been thinking and working toward Landmarks designation for Sunnyside Gardens. Tomorrow evening is the climactic local event along this road, when the Landmarks Preservation Commission comes to Sunnyside to meet with us. Wed., Nov. 29, 7 PMSunnyside Community Services43-31 39th Street, 2nd floor Senior Center(the entrance is near the […]

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NEWS: Civic Group Thinks State Should Take Back NYS Pavilion

From the Queens Tribune:http://www.queenstribune.com/news/1163849144.html Push For State Control For Neglected PavilionBy THERESA JUVA The nebulous fate of the New York State Pavilion and the growing evidence of its neglect has led one citizen to forge ahead with his own plan. David Oats, president of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Civic Association, recently released a proposal […]

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ALERT: Next Steps after Trump Condo Hotel Approved

*GVSHP to confer with neighbors and concerned community organizations downtown and across the city which are affected by decision *City proposes ‘Restrictive Declaration’ for development City Says ‘Yes’ to Trump Condo-Hotel: Before Thanksgiving GVSHP received confirmation from the Department of Buildings and local elected officials that the City had decided to approve a 45-story condo-hotel […]

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NEWS: Andrew H. Greene in the New York Times

From Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian,boroughhistorian@manhattanbp.org Friends: Mention of the tribute ceremony for Andrew H. Green held in Central Park on Sunday 11/19 is prominently featured in today’s New York Times “Only in New York” audio podcast by metro reporter Sam Roberts. A link to the podcast download page and a transcript of the script […]

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ALERT: #70 Lefferts PLace to be heard before the LPC on December 12th

From David Conrad, dc@leffertsplace.org #70 Lefferts Place is on the Landmarks Commission’s calendar for a public hearing on December 12th, 9:00 AM, at 1 Centre St. in Manhattan. We’re hoping to have as many folks as possible who support landmark protection for #70 at this hearing–the Commission needs to see strength in numbers so they […]

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NEWS: Thansgiving Weekend Press Roundup

Scoopy’s NotebookThe VillagerRead the Villager! Briefs on the Trump condo hotel and the recent designation hearing on the Keller Hotel (with a surprise appearance). St. Brigid’s campaigners argue for landmark statusIrish EchoThe Committee to Save St. Brigid’s Church is still going strong; AND there’s still a chruch left to save. www.savestbrigid.com for details.

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NEWS: Tom Wolfe on the independence of the LPC

From the New York Times The (Naked) City and the Undead By TOM WOLFEPublished: November 26, 2006CHIN up, tummy out, Aby Rosen, the 46-year-old German developer, owner of the Seagram Building and Lever House, was posing for pictures in front of 980 Madison Avenue barely one month ago when he grew so bold as to […]

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NEWS: City to Sell Municipal Building?

This would be a real shame, the building was commissioned specificly to create an elegant and worthy home for government.Speculation Buzzes on Possible Sale Of Municipal Building in Manhattan BY DAVID LOMBINO – Staff Reporter of the SunNovember 22, 2006URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/44009 Speculation is heating up that the Municipal Building, the soaring limestone landmark that overlooks […]

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