NY1 was at the Sunnyside Meeting last night

Queens Neighborhood Divided Over Landmark StatusFebruary 28, 2007 Residents of a Queens community are split over a city plan to landmark their neighborhood. Sunnyside Gardens was designed over 80 years ago as a unique garden community with brick row houses and lots of open space. Now as more and more residents develop their property, the […]

Sohmer Piano Factory Designated

For more info, contact Lisi de Bourbon, 212-669-7938http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/press/02_27_07.pdf SOHMER & CO. PIANO FACTORY IN QUEENS EARNS NEW YORK CITY LANDMARK DESIGNATION The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, Febrauary 27 unanimously approved the designation of the Sohmer & Company Piano factory building as an individual New York City landmark, citing its monumental architecture and contributions to […]

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Mysterious symbol at 211 Pearl Street Being Removed Right Now

OMC Construction, represented by Danny O’Connell and Brian Kane, will attempt to remove the mysterious brickwork artifact at 211 Pearl Street “in one piece”. A number of contractors inspected the wall, suggesting that the 3’2” x 10’6” artifact is best dismantled brick-by-brick, or offering to extract it whole for a large sum – and no […]

Resting place sought for Staten Island bones

This serves as a cautionary tale for people seeking to oppose a project through archaeolgical mitigation – it might delay a project, but it won’t stop it. Resting place sought for Staten Island bones by amy zimmer / metro new york FEB 27, 2007 STATEN ISLAND. It was no surprise to Lynn Rogers when human […]

Taking To The Streets: Grassroots Roots Activism After Jane Jacobs

“In the Footsteps of Jane Jacobs”Thursday, March 16:30pmParish Hall, St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery,131 East 10th Street at Second AvenueRSVP: 212 614-9107, lbelfer@hdc.org Is the golden age of activism gone? What does it take to motivate the masses in 21st-century New York? Some of New York City’s most ambitious grassroots organizers discuss their currents efforts in […]

Trump’s at it again! Get ready to demonstrate on Sunday

Trump Caught Yet Again!: GVSHP has found the developers of the planned Trump SoHo Condo-Hotel yet again advertising their development as a ‘residence’ with ‘living spaces,’ in spite of explicit zoning restrictions prohibiting such a use, and repeated assurances from the City that this development would not violate the zoning for the area. GVSHP and […]

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Community Board Meeting on N-YHS

From Landmark West! Please do everything in your power to attend Community Board 7’s public meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, between 7:00 and 8:00 PM at the American Bible Society (1865 Broadway at 61st Street). The full, 50-member Board will vote on the Parks & Preservation Committee’s February 8 almost unanimous resolution against the […]

Is NYC Letting Erasmus High School Rot?

From Flatbush Life 02/22/2007Alarm over Erasmus Hall safety By Helen Klein Is Brooklyn’s little old schoolhouse falling into ruin? That’s the concern that has been voiced about the landmarked 18th century schoolhouse within the courtyard of Erasmus Hall High School, at Flatbush and Church Avenues. According to Community Board 14 member Marshall Tames, the venerable […]

Funding Opportunities for Preservation Projects

From Karen Ansis, Fund Manager, New York Landmarks Conservancykarenansis@nylandmarks.orgOne Whitehall Street, 21st FloorNew York, New York 10004Telephone: 212-995-5260Fax: 212-995-5268 As you may know, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and reusing architecturally and historically important buildings in New York City. Its goals are accomplished in large part by […]

Upcoming Programs from GVSHP

Spring Programs from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation212.475.9585, www.gvshp.org In the Footsteps of Jane JacobsSt. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Parish Hall131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue Thursday, March 16:30-8:00 p.m.Free.Reservations: (212) 614-9107 or email lbelfer@hdc.org Over 45 years after she successfully combated Robert Moses and his plan to build a massive thoroughfare through Washington […]

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