Final Push to Stop the Dock Street Development

DOCK ST. UNDONE… GIOIA & YASSKY EXPOSE THE DIRTY SIDE OF DOCK ST. AS CITY COUNCIL VOTE SET FOR NEXT WEEK   Join Councilmen Eric Gioia & David Yassky for a press conference to say NO to Dock St. In light of many recent revelations pertaining to the proposed Dock Street development in DUMBO, we […]

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Errata to latest HDC E-Blast

In the story below, we imply that the proposed rezoning action in Sunnyside Gardens would allow curb cuts as-of-right. Curb cuts are, in fact, the only alteration which could not happen as-of-right under the zoning, they are still disallowed and would require a special permit. Also, as regular readers should be aware, LPC regulates all exterior changes […]

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Janette Sadik-Khan to Speak at Village Alliance’s 16th Annual Meeting

Property Owners, Retail & Commercial Business Owners, Residents, Friends & the Community are invited to celebrate the 16th Anniversary of the BID where this year’s highlights will be reviewed & next year’s plans revealed. Thursday, June 18, 2009, 6 to 7:30 pm The King Juan Carlos 1 of Spain Center 53 Washington Square South (between […]

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Last Chance to Mobilize Against Dock Street!

From the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance: Mobilize against Dock Street!!! Last chance to voice your opposition to Dock Street Thursday, May 21, 2009 10am City Council Land Use hearing on Dock Street City Council Chamber, Zoning and Franchises Committee City Hall 260 Broadway Manhattan, New York 10007 Join two time Pulitzer prize winning historian and author […]

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Upcoming Event: A Renaissance at Sea View Hospital

A Renaissance Tour at Sea View Hospital ~ Sunday, May 31, 2009 2-5:00PM Come, join in a grand tour of Staten Island’s Sea View Hospital’s restored historic buildings and grounds on Sunday, May 31 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. The Sea View Historical Foundation and the Preservation League of Staten Island are hosting a walking […]

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Viking Fest 2009!!!

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum Presents: VIKING FEST 2009! Saturday, May 16, 2009 Bliss/Owl’s Head Park 68th Street and Colonial Road 12:00 to 5:00 pm FREE! This Saturday the Scandinavian East Coast Museum will be hosting their annual Viking Fest in Bliss/Owl’s Head Park at 68th Street and Colonial Road from noon to 5:00. The […]

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Lamartine Place on “”

Local NYC blogger Mindful Walker has taken an interest in the issues surrounding Lamartine Place, the proposed historic district in Chelsea with a notable abolitionist history. After learning that the most significant building was being threatened by unsympathetic alterations, she wondered: “Is the architectural and historical integrity of a New York City mid-19th century row […]

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Cornell Announces 2nd Summer Institute, Preservation: Sustainability 2

Cornell University’s Historic Preservation Planning Program is pleased to announce its… Second Summer Institute, called Preservation: Sustainability 2. May 26 and May 27, 2009 in New York City Co-Sponsored by Cornell’s Department of Landscape Architecture Who should attend?  These courses are open to design professionals in private practice, government and non-profit agencies, and students […]

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Coming up! 20th Annual Mount Morris Park Historic House Tour

Celebrating the 20th Annual Mount Morris Park Historic House Tour Sunday, June 14, 2009, from 11 AM — 4 PM On Sunday, June 14, 12 Central Harlem brownstones, apartments and churches will open their doors and share their stories during Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association’s 20th Annual Historic Neighborhood House Tour. This year’s theme […]

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Connecting Islands and Generations: The Queensboro Bridge at 100

(Roosevelt Island, NY, May 12, 2009) – Life in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge has inspired artists of Roosevelt Island, Queens and Manhattan for many years. An exhibition of contemporary photos, paintings, drawings, constructions and sculptures literally offers new perspectives of the bridge, in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge. […]

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