The New York Times on the LPC

The New York Times has a whole section devoted to articles on the Landmarks Preservation Commission, see and here’s a precis of the latest news: “The New York City Landmarks Commission arose after Pennsylvania Station was demolished in 1964. Since its founding the commission has granted protection to everything from rowhouses to skyscrapers to […]

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Westsiders for Public Participation Honor Friend, Neighbor, Co-Plaintiff Anne Wangh

Westsiders for Public Participation invites you to join us in greeting and in bidding “Au Revoir” to Anne Wangh friend, neighbor, housing advocate, co-plaintiff ( Sunday, December 7, 2008 from 5 to 7 PM with complimentary Argentine hors d’oeuvres at LA RURAL 768 Amsterdam Avenue (between 97th and 98th Streets) Suggested contribution in honor of […]

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Profiles in Preservation: Hal Bromm

From Preservation New Jersey Hal Bromm has been a dedicated supporter of Preservation New Jersey for more then six years. He resides in Key West, FL and Delaware, NJ, has offices in New York and has been involved in historic preservation on the local level for many years as a member of both the Environmental […]

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1965: Preservation Round the World When New York Signed Its Law

1965: Preservation Round the World When New York Signed Its Law: A Lecture with Anthony Tung Wednesday, December 10 6:30-8:00 P.M. Grace Church School 84 Fourth Avenue Free; reservations required. RSVP to or (212) 614-9107   Anthony M. Tung, author of Preserving the World’s Great Cities: The Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis […]

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Working on Landmarked Buildings in New York City: An Informational Program for Professionals

Working on Landmarked Buildings in New York City: Renovation, Restoration and Reuse An Informational Seminar for Architects Join the Historic Districts Council for a practical seminar for professionals on the restoration, renovation and adaptive reuse of designated landmark buildings in New York City. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 10:00am – 5:00pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East […]

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Navigating the BSA: This Monday, December 1

In New York City, one body has the power to grant exceptions to certain local building laws and regulations on a case-by-case basis: the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). Once granted, such special permissions, known as variances, provide building owners and developers with legal, alternative approaches to the city’s Zoning Resolution, Building and Fire […]

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HDC Launches Three New League of Preservation Voters Efforts in Anticipation of Upcoming Special Elections

 With the November election cycle behind us, HDC is gearing up to go forward with its League of Preservation Voters initiative on a citywide scale. In 2009 HDC will be launching League coalitions in all 51 City Council districts, from the northern Bronx to the south shore of Staten Island and everywhere in between.  There […]

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South Street Seaport at Landmarks

At a LPC Public Meeting on November 18, Commissioners did not take a final vote but made comments on the proposal for South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 by the General Growth Properties.  Of the total eleven members of the Commission, three were absent (Commissioners Joan Gerner, Christopher Moore and Roberta Washington) and the remaining eight […]

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Interest in Tin Pan Alley Soars, Buildings’ Fate Is Still Uncertain

Ever since last month’s article about Tin Pan Alley broke the news about the threats to these buildings, we’ve been contacted from people across the country wanting to help save these them. “American popular standards are among the most treasured contributions America has made to the world. Tin Pan Alley is the invaluable physical reminder […]

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Upper West Side History Roundtable & Book Signing

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Celebrates 15 Years on the Upper West Side with a Regional Historians Roundtable and book signing. Tuesday, November 25th 7:00 pm Barnes & Noble Bookstore 2289 Broadway @82nd Street Upper West Side Featuring: Eric K. Washington, Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem, Michael V. Susi, Columbia University and Morningside Heights, and […]

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