Marx Brothers Place Still Needs Your Help!

From the 93rd Street Beautification Association: Please cut & paste & send the following to: comments@lpc.nyc.gov (with a copy to: 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com). The Honorable Robert B. Tierney Chairman, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission One Centre Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10007 Dear Chairman Tierney, Thank you for touring historic East 93rd Street and agreeing to take […]

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Rooftop Addition Work Resumed on proposed landmark Hopper Gibbons Abolitionist House

From Fern Luskin & Julie Finch May 7, 2009, 10:50am Ironically, at the very moment the Historic Districts Council is honoring the Friends of the Hopper-Gibbons Underground Railroad Site and Lamartine Place Historic District for their grassroots preservation campaign (tonight at 6 p.m.),*the current owners of the Hopper-Gibbons house at no. 339 W. 29th St. […]

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Upcoming Events from the Victorian Society

Last Lecture of Season on May 12 The final lecture in our spring series will be “A Nest for Dreaming, a Shelter for Imagining: The Art, History and Architecture of F. Holland Day” on Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the New York New Church, 114 East 35th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. […]

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LPC to Hold Community Meeting on Proposed “Greenwich Village Extension” (don’t they mean “proposed South Village HD phase 1”?)

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation: This coming Tuesday, May 12 at 6pm there will be a very important public meeting at Our Lady of Pompeii Church (Bleecker and Carmine Streets) affecting the effort to preserve the South Village. As you know, GVSHP has proposed landmark protections for the South Village, a historic […]

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New York Landmarks Conservancy Sponsors Conference on Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Using Historic Tax Credits in New York June 24, 2009 New York Athletic Club, City House New York, New York Early Bird Special: $50 discount through May 22, 2009! Register now » Why You Should Attend Across America, the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) has grown into a key financing tool for economic development, historic […]

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News from 93rd Street/Marx Brothers Place

Just as the LPC prepares to visit the Carnegie Hill block often referred to as “Marx Brothers Place,” there’s a bit of new news from the 93rd Street Beautification Association: Holy Cow! It’s a full-fledged MOVEMENT!!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!! A comedy troupe who saw our Little Harpo movie on YouTube was so inspired by it, […]

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Big Turnout for Preservation Lobby Day

  Over 75 people joined together on the steps of City Hall for the Third Annual Preservation Lobby Day. People representing groups and communities from all five boroughs gathered, along with Council Members Tony Avella, Bill De Blasio and Jessica Lappin, to request that the City do more to save its historic neighborhoods and continue […]

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum Takes on a Host of Topics

Women of the Lower East Side: Anzia Yezierska and Rose Pastor Stokes With Suzanne Wasserman, Joyce Mendelsohn & Annie Polland Co-Sponsored by the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 PM At the turn of the twentieth century two independent Jewish-American women rose from the Lower East Side to achieve a place […]

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Good article on Campus Expansion in NYC

NYC universities expand campuses by Maggie Astor Columbia is not the only school expanding around New York City. As the Manhattanville expansion moves forward, other universities are changing the dynamics of neighborhoods from Harlem down to Greenwich Village. The City Planning Commission, which oversees New York’s land use and socioeconomic development, unanimously approved an expansion […]

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Some Place Like Home Screening & Walking Tour

Presented by The Friends of FUREE SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Brunch provided. FUREE CONFERENCE ROOM 81 WILLOUGHBY STREET, #701, DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, NY Screening will be followed by a short Q&A and a walking tour of the community homes, small businesses, and historic icons affected by development in Fort Greene and […]

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