Presentation and Reception: Encyclopedia of New York City

Presentation and Reception:  Encyclopedia of New York City Thursday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the release of the second edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of New York City (Yale University Press, 2010).  The first edition of this monumental reference volume quickly became a gold standard for information about the city.  Today, 15 y ears after […]

It’s here! The updated Encyclopedia of NYC!

Presentation and Reception:  Encyclopedia of New York City Thursday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the release of the second edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of New York City (Yale University Press, 2010).  The first edition of this monumental reference volume quickly became a gold standard for information about the city.  Today, 15 y ears after […]

Work Day At West-Park Presbyterian

November 23, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 113445 Brooklyn, Block: 41, Lot: 1 192 Water Street – DUMBO Historic District An American Round Arch style stable building designed by Edward N. Stone and built in 1898. Application is to construct a roof-top addition and alter ground floor openings. HDC Testimony HDC approves of the rooftop addition as it is […]

BOWERY HISTORY: A CELEBRATION

Hosted by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors & Two Bridges Neighborhood Council BOWERY HISTORY: A CELEBRATION Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (Btwn. Rivington & Delancey) Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:00 – Happy Hour  (Cash Bar) Vintage Bowery Cocktails 7:00 – Showtime HOSTED BY: Kent Barwick, President Emeritus, Municipal Art Society PERFORMERS: Poor Baby Bree, Chanteuse; Bob […]

City Approves Alterations to 170 year Old Building as Preservationists Rally to Save It

From GVSHP: On Tuesday, GVSHP, the East Village Community Coalition, City Councilmember Rosie Mendez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, the Historic Districts Council, the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, and dozens of neighbors and preservationists held a press conference calling upon the city to landmark the endangered 170 year old houses at 326 & 328 East […]

NYU Backs Down from Tower Proposal on Landmark Site

From the Villager:   I.M. Pei to Landmarks: No N.Y.U 4th tower on landmarked site N.Y.U. to shift tower to Morton Williams site By Albert Amateau and John W. Sutter In a surprise reversal on Thursday, New York University announced that it was withdrawing its Landmarks Preservation Commission application to build a 400 ft. tall fourth […]

November 16, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 113230 Manhattan, Block: 994, Lot: 54 1462-1470 Broadway – Knickerbocker Hotel, Individual Landmark A Beaux-Arts style hotel, designated by Marvin and Davis, with Bruce Price, built in 1906, and altered by Charles A. Platt in 1920-1921, with a Romanesque Revival style annex, designed by Phillip C. Brown and built in 1894. Application […]

Bard Birthday Breakfast Featuring Roberta Brandes Gratz

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Ruby’s Bar Open One Last(?) Time

From  Gothamist Last Saturday at Ruby’s Bar and Grill, there was a boozy protest against amusement giant Zamperla USA’s move to evict eight longstanding businesses around the Coney Island boardwalk. It was supposed to be the last hurrah for the beloved dive, but this Saturday there will be another last hurrah. Ruby’s Facebook page says: […]

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