Birthplace of American Author to Get Commemorative Plaque

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30am 14 West 23rd Street Join HDC and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center for a ceremony commemorating the life and work of Edith Wharton, author of “The House of Mirth” and “The Age of Innocence”.  Born in 1862 at 14 West 23rd Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District,  Wharton was a […]

Birthplace of American Author to Get Commemorative Plaque

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30am 14 West 23rd Street Join HDC and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center for a ceremony commemorating the life and work of Edith Wharton, author of “The House of Mirth” and “The Age of Innocence”.  Born in 1862 at 14 West 23rd Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District,  Wharton was a […]

Tribute to Harrigan and Hart

 Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 BAN members with code HARRIGAN* Tier 2: $38 general / $25 students SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400 212-864-5400 *Discount valid through Sept 30 – subject to availbility http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6771-a-tribute-to-harrigan-and-hart  

Grand Central Terminal Tiffany glass clock tower

Grand Central Terminal Tour

What was seen on todays Secret Lives Tour? Amongst many things the inside of the Tiffany glass clock !  

September 27, 2011

Item 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 117865 – Block 20, lot 6- 25 Jay Street – DUMBO Historic District A Renaissance Revival style factory building designed by Flemer & Koehler and built in 1892. Application is to construct a rooftop additions and replace windows.                 In […]

Council Overturns Landmark Designation of an 1817 Building

  On Wednesday, the City Council voted to deny the landmark designation of the  Hardenbrook Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan. At the request of local Council member Margaret Chin, the Council exercised its authority to overturn the actions of the Landmarks Commission for the second time in two […]

September 20, 2011

Item 2 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 121799- Block 195, lot 7- 396 Broadway – TriBeCa East Historic District A Renaissance Revival-style office building designed by William H. Birkmire and built in 1899. Application is to construct rooftop additions, install storefront infill, and alter the facade. Although rooftop mechanicals and other accretions are not […]

135 Bowery Denied Landmark Status

This afternoon,  the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Usage voted 4 (Halloran, Lander, Sanders, Williams) to 1 (Mendez) to deny the Landmark designation of the Hardenbrook Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery. The designation was opposed by the building’s owner, First American International Bank, who found a strong advocate in local Council […]

NYC H2O:Ashokan Reservoir Hike

NYC H2O Ashokan Reservoir Hike    Saturday October 8, 11 a.m. Olivebridge, NY  Aaron Bennett, a naturalist and native to the Catskill region, will lead a hike through the forest adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir For tickets: http://ashokanhike2.eventbrite.com/

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