Nancy Cataldi, preservationist & historian of Richmond Hill

From the Richmond Hill Historical Society It is with deep sadness that we need to report the heartbreaking news that we have lost our dearly beloved Nancy Cataldi, President of the Richmond Hill Historical Society. Nancy passed away in her home in Richmond Hill on October 29th, 2008. Please remember her and her family in […]

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LPC Votes to Approve St. Vincent’s Hospital Hardship Application

On October 28th the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on the hardship application of St. Vincent’s Medical Center to demolish the O’Toole building. (For HDC’s testimony on the application, click here.) The vote was a close one – six commissioners in favor, four opposed, and one not in attendance. Chair Robert Tierney began the vote noting […]

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Appeal Sought for St. Vincent’s Hardship Approval

Protect the Village Historic District Will Appeal Narrow Landmarks Preservation Commission Vote to Allow Demolition of Historic Curran/O’Toole Building New York, NY, October 28, 2008- Protect the Village Historic District (PVHD), a community advocacy group with over 1,000 members devoted to preserving historic Greenwich Village, expressed disappointment in today’s 6 to 4 decision of the […]

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LPC Chairman Tierney Responds to New York Times Editorial Board

From the NY Times: October 26, 2008 Letter Landmarks Commission To the Editor: Re “The Missing Landmarks Commission” (editorial, Oct. 18): Far from “missing,” the record shows that during the Bloomberg years the Landmarks Preservation Commission has experienced its most productive period in recent history. In fiscal year 2007 alone, 1,158 buildings were designated — […]

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Harpo’s Son Joins the Fight to Save 93rd Street!

From the 93rd Street Beautification Association: His father had always told him just how much he loved his childhood home on East 93rd Street. So, when Harpo Marx’s son heard about the Preservation Campaign to protect this incomparable historic block, and the Marx Brothers childhood home, Bill Marx promptly wrote to the Chairman of the New York City Landmarks Preservation […]

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Tour: The Markets of New Amsterdam

5 Dutch Days Lecture THE MARKETS OF NEW AMSTERDAM 6:30pm, Thursday November 13th Join Robert LaValva, Director of the New Amsterdam Public Market Association, for an exploration into four centuries of public markets – from Stuyvesant’s proclamation of 1656 to current efforts to create a Seaport market. Free. Reservations required, RSVP to 212.228.2781 or info@smhlf.org […]

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The History of Yorkville & Kleindeutschland

The History of YORKVILLE/KLEINDEUTSCHLANDPRESENTED AT IMMANUAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 88TH STREET AND LEXINGTON AVENUE (ENTER RED DOOR ON LEXINGTON AVE. NEXT TO CVS) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 1 – 4 PM An exhibit/lecture by Yorkville Historian, Kathy Jolowicz. 18 photo panels depict the life and times of this once internationally famous landmark in New York City called […]

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Ceremony (+ Bike Tour!) to Honor Unsung Planner A.H. Green (Sat. 11/8)

The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office Cordially Invites You to THE SIXTH ANNUAL TRIBUTE CEREMONY (AND HISTORY BIKE TOUR!) IN HONOR OF ANDREW H. GREEN, NYC’S FORGOTTEN CIVIC GIANT Join us in Central Park on Saturday, November 8th as we raise a toast to Andrew H. Green, the unsung 19th century master planner, reformer and preservationist […]

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NY Times Editorial on the Landmarks Preservation Commission

On October 18, 2008, the New York Times ran the following editorial, which is of interest to anyone who is concerned about preservation in New York. The Missing Landmarks Commission Late last month, the Museum of Arts and Design reopened in its new home at 2 Columbus Circle. That home is the controversial reworking of […]

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Dorothy Miner, Preservation Law Expert

Dorothy was a friend and mentor to HDC. We awarded her with the Landmarks Lion Award in 2001.   From the New York Times October 23, 2008 Dorothy Miner, 72, Legal Innovator, Dies By DAVID W. DUNLAP Dorothy Marie Miner, who developed legal protection for historic landmarks nationwide in her longtime role as counsel to […]

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