Feds Mandate Environmental Review of Admiral’s Row

Navy Yard supermarket on hold as feds consider ‘Row’By Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper A plan to tear down 10 historic houses at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and replace them with a supermarket has been delayed indefinitely thanks to a decision by federal officials to review whether the dilapidated 150-year-old mansions can be saved. “There is […]

AIA Zoning Amendments Met With Opposition from Avella and Civic Groups

Please come to the meeting on Wednesday night to find out more about these amendments and hear what other communities are saying. From the Queens Ledger Dateline : Thursday, January 17, 2008Councilman Demands, Architect Group DeclinesBy Shane Miller The American Institute of Architects (AIA) ignored a city councilman’s demand that it withdraw a controversial proposal […]

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Comrie holding up designation of Jamaica Savings Bank for owner approval

From the Times Ledger 01/17/2008City in talks with owner to landmark Jamaica bankBy Ivan Pereira The City Council and the Landmarks Preservation Commission are waiting to see whether a landlord will allow his historical building in downtown Jamaica to become a city landmark.For more than 30 years, the city has been trying to make the […]

A historic district for Ridgewood?

From the Queens Times Newsweekly (is it possible for a Queens newspaper to have an article on preservation & not talk about the Sunnyside Gardens opponents?) NEW PUSH TO PRESERVECity May Consider Landmark District In Ridgewood by Robert PozaryckiAfter a year in which homes in Sunnyside Gardens were given landmark status, civic activists in Ridgewood […]

Speaking of forethought, what about Chinatown?

From Rob Hollander, LES Residents for Responsible Developmenthttp://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/ David McWater, CB3 chair, did a great service to the Lower East Side when he extended the rezoning of the East Village to the Lower East Side south of Houston, an area urgently in need of zoning protection. Although throughout the three years since the rezoning was […]

Help Shape Thoughts About Preservation’s Future

Preservation Vision: NYC has been launched. This project is a year-long initiative to engage those interested in preservation in a conversation about their aspirations for preservation in New York City in the year 2030 and the actions needed to make those hopes a reality. As part of the first phase of the project, a unique, […]

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Jamaica Savings Bank Still Not Landmarked; Comrie Still On The Fence

Mr. Comrie knows full well that a building’s condition is not a predicating factor for landmark designation. He is underlining the politics of the situation (by implying that unless he is satisfied with LPC’s answers – he will overturn the designation) and by doing so, undercuts the landmarks process. From the Queens Chronicle Historic Jamaica […]

Contextual Planning Zones To Be Amended – Informational Meeting on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm

WHAT: Informational Community Meeting on Proposal to Amend Zoning Text for Contextual Zoning Districts WHEN: Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 PM WHERE: General Society for Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th Street. (Located in third floor classrooms of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America) Contextual zones have been embraced across New York City as […]

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Fort Totten Plans Proceed

Fort Totten development marches on BY DONALD BERTRANDDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 4:00 AM Fort Totten Park, a 50-acre site transformed from a former Army base will continue to be developed as both a historic site and as a shorefront green space, officials said last week. The Queens Borough Board received an […]

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR DESIGN, PLANNING AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROFESSIONALS

GRANTS AVAILABLEDEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2008 Contact: Anne H. Van Ingen (212) 741-7013 orMarcy Shaffer (212) 741-5258or by email: avaningen@nysca.org ormshaffer@nysca.org The Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the availability of project grants for professionals in the design, planning and historic preservation fields through […]

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