Talking about Bad Guys of the Lower East Side

Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City’s Lower East Side With Eric Ferrara Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30PM Ferrara walks us through the seamy underbelly of lower Manhattan, revealing fascinating, surprising, and just plain grisly history of the criminals and oddballs who lived in this neighborhood. At this illustrated talk, trace the steps of […]

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A Global View of Architectural Conservation

TIME HONORED: A GLOBAL VIEW OF ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION Presentation by Author, John Stubbs Thursday, October 1st – 6:30pm Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street RSVP required: 212-228-2781 or Free Admission   Join Preservation Alumni – the alumni association of Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation – and the Neighborhood Preservation Center in […]

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New Documents Reveal SCA Lied About Dock Street Project

From New FOIL Docs from SCA Reveal its Own Architect Didn’t Give Dock St. School a Passing Grade in 2007 Council Member David Yassky revealed in FOIL documents back in March 2009 that the School Construction Authority (SCA) may have said one thing about building a middle school in Dumbo but internally discussing their […]

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2009 Landmarks Lion Speaks about Spirituality & the Built Environment

Theology of Place: The Role of Art & Architecture in Forming Community Tuesdays; 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Andrew Hall September 29 through October 27 With the Rev’d Thomas F. Pike, D. Min, DD “God created the arts in order that life might be held together by them so that we should not separate ourselves from […]

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Greener buildings not pricier – Crain’s New York Business

Greener buildings not pricier – Crain’s New York Business Posted using ShareThis

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September 22, 2009

Hearing Date:  9/22/2009 LPC Docket Number: 100946 Bronx, Block: 2309, Lot: 1 112 Lincoln Avenue – Estey Piano Factory, Individual Landmark A factory designed by A.B.Ogden and Sons architects and built in 1885-86, with later additions. Application is to construct a rear yard addition, install a ramp, and alter windows. HDC Testimony HDC was strongly […]

Let Them Eat Stinky Cheese! Save Union Square

HANDS OFF UNION SQUARE PARK PAVILION! CREATIVE INTERVENTION ON THURSDAY NIGHT! WHAT: Funky Protest Cheese Party to interrupt Union Square Partnership’s Harvest in the Square, an annual private self-congratulatory dinner for Those Who Would Privatize the Pavilion. WHERE: South end of Union Square. WHEN: Thursday, September 24th at 8:00pm. OR Join the Times Up! Soul […]

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Business and Industry on Staten Island

The Staten Island Museum invites you to attend: The Arrival and Departure of Business & Industry on Staten Island Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 4 – 6 p.m. History Archives & Library of the Staten Island Museum, Building H, Snug Harbor Cultural Center Campus 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island The History of Staten Island Part I continues with […]

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NYC Trivia Rumble! Friday, October 2nd

NYC Trivia Rumble! Friday, October 2nd, 6:00pm sharp What subway line would you take to get from Yankee Stadium to Coney Island? On what street was Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti album cover shot? Which direction does traffic flow on Central Park East? Test your New York City knowledge against other neighborhood know-it-alls at this popular […]

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Jane Jacobs Night, Celebrating The Saint Of Neighborhoods!

Jane Jacobs Night, Celebrating The Saint Of Neighborhoods! Festivities start at 7 PM Tuesday September 22 FREE Readings and stories about the great lady’s impact on our activism. Featuring: Joy Chatel, Cathryn Swan, Bob Holman, Philip Dipaolo, Carol Greitzer, Michael Premo, Christabel Gough and Savitri D Judson Memorial Church 239 Thompson Street and Washington Square […]

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