September 28, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 110521 Brooklyn, Block: 296, Lot: 32 177 Congress Street – Cobble Hill Historic District An Italianate style rowhouse built in the early 1850s and later altered. Application is to legalize and modify door, windows and planter installation at front façade and areaway without LPC permits. HDC Testimony HDC does not approve of […]

A Few Words with Robert A.M. Stern, 2010 Landmarks Lion

Architect Robert A. M. Stern has tirelessly helped save historic architecture in every New York borough, during four decades of running his own Manhattan firm, writing definitive books and leading Ivy League graduate programs. His scholarly volumes about the city’s architectural evolution, his training for preservationists, his advocacy campaigns and building projects have benefited neighborhoods […]

Walk Stapleton and the Secret Cemeteries of Staten Island

The Staten Island Museum invites you to attend: The History of Staten Island: Walk Stapleton! Saturday, October 2, 2010, 11:00 a.m. $15/$10 Staten Island Museum members Take an in-depth look at the fascinating community of Stapleton! Breweries; business and banking; architectural styles including Art Deco, Second Empire, and Queen Anne; fabulous old movie houses; residents […]

The Preservation Diaries – Landmarking in Gotham: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?

Landmarking in Gotham: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish? Thursday, September 23, 2010 The Preservation Diaries       By Susan Kathryn Hefti Special to The Clyde Fitch Report   As summer slowly exits stage right, Gotham’s green leaves rapidly russet. Severe desiccation — resulting from a Sahara-like summer scorched with record-high temperatures — has accelerated the natural […]

Cops & Robbers Tour at Woodlawn Cemetery

On Sunday, October 3, join Friends of The Woodlawn Cemetery and tour the final resting places of New York’s most infamous criminals (like Ruth Snyder, the first women to die in the electric chair) and celebrated lawmen (like Bat Masterson, legendary marshal who tamed the Wild West).  The Cops & Robbers tour is $10 per person, […]

September 21, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 111226 Manhattan, Block: 627, Lot: 7 34 Gansevoort Street – Gansevoort Market Historic District An Italianate style French flats with store building designed by Charles Mettam and built in 1870. Application is to install signage. HDC Testimony HDC approves of the blade sign as it is a traditional type of  signage in […]

Fitch Forum 2011: 45 Years of Preservation Law: New York City and the Nation, the Past and the Future

Scenes from the City Hall Rally to Save Cedar Grove Beach Club

Beach bungalows at Cedar Grove in June 2010. Demonstrating against the Parks Department’s plans for destroying the houses. Yes, that’s Mayor Bloomberg. Yes, he’s holding a sign. But will he tell the Parks Department to stop?

The Natural & Not So Natural History of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

Join the Staten Island Museum for: The Natural & Not So Natural History of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve This Saturday, September 25th, 11:00 a.m. FREE! Talk and tour focusing on the unique history and environment of this most special New York State Park Preserve. Discussions and observations on such plants and animals as […]

Linoleum, Natalie Wood, Sylvan Grove Cemetery — What Do They Have In Common?

Linoleum, Natalie Wood, Sylvan Grove Cemetery — What Do They Have In Common?  Find out by participating in The History of Staten Island an eight week series held on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm starting on October 19th and running through December 7th at Wagner College, Howard Avenue, Staten Island. This series is open to the general public!  Staten Island […]

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