NEWS: News Roundup from East Village & PS 64

From East Village Community Coalition Dear Friends and Neighbors,We want you to know that the Municipal Arts Society and City Lore recently highlighted old PS 64, the former Charas forits Landmark presence on the Lower East Side as the “Place that Matters of the Week.” You can read this feature at: The Municipal Arts Society […]

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REPORT: Observations on the LPC from September & October 2006

One of HDC’s principal activities is the review of proposals to landmark buildings. Before every public hearing, we review the proposals with an expert panel of volunteers for appropriateness, and comment when we feel it’s necessary or helpful. Nadezhda Williams, HDC’s Preservation Associate, works with the Public Review Committee, drafts the testimony from their findings […]

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NEWS: 1 Year Anniversary of South Slope Rezoning

A big ol’ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to everyone as today is our first anniversary of the rezoning of the South Park Slope ULURP passed a year ago today at approx.2:15pm by the NY City Council. And a bigger THANK YOU again to all the groups, individuals, elected officials Community Board 7, our press/media/bloggers and YOU who […]

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NEWS: City Council Criminalizes Illegal Demolition

From Aaron Brashear–Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts. Finally we see some movement forward on legislation “originally” suggested in original legislature introduced by CM Avella in the past few sessions. But, regardless of how it came about, we now have more culpability for demo without permits and higher penalties for working against SWOs. Now, […]

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ALERT: Public Record Left Open for City & Suburban First Avenue Estates

From FRIENDS of the Upper Est Side Historic Districts ( Yesterday, The Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing to restore the original boundaries of City and Suburban Homes Company, First Avenue Estate (E. 64th Street to East 65th Street between First and York Avenues) to include 429 East 64th and 430 East 65th Street. […]

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ALERT: City to Approve Trump Condo-Hotel

Closed-Door Decision Threatens to Undo Zoning Protections, Could Make Sweeping Changes to Landscape of Neighborhoods Across the City Without Any Public Hearing or Approval ProcessBreaking News: GVSHP was shocked to learn today that the City has agreed to approve permits for a 45-story condo-hotel to be built by Donald Trump and his development partners. GVSHP […]

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ALERT: Landmark West’s Report on the Stable Vote

Voting Day at LPC: Yes to Cab Company, No to Dakota Stables The votes are in. And the Landmarks Preservation Commission would like us to start with the good news. The bad news is that there really is no good news. At a public meeting yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved the designation […]

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EVENT: “The Politics of Architectural History”, lecture 11/28

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS,New York Metropolitan Chapter Presents a lecture co-sponsored byThe Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union “The Politics of Architectural History”by Jean-Louis CohenSheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 6:30 pmThe Cooper Union Engineering Building, Wollman […]

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ALERT: Public Comment Period for 980 Madison Avenue (the Foster Tower) Extended

from the LPC Please note the Landmarks Commission has extended the comment period for the 980 Madison Avenue application until Tuesday, December 5, 2006.If you would like to submit a letter, please send it to: Robert B. Tierney, ChairLandmarks Preservation Commission1 Centre Street, 9th Floor NorthNew York, NY 10007 Or email

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NEWS: Press Roundup on stables debacle

Our report collaborated by official news media. Former Stables on the Upper West Side Get Opposite Verdicts on …New York TimesIn a case watched closely by New York City builders and preservationists, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted yesterday not to extend landmark status to the Dakota Stables.Bid To Landmark Dakota Stables Is DerailedNew York SunSeveral […]

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