HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on July 18, 2017

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC HEARING Item 1 476 Fifth Avenue – aka 460-476 Fifth Ave. 1 West 40th St., 11 West 40th St., 2 West 42nd St. – New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) Interiors, Main Reading Room and Catalog Room (now Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room) ITEM PROPOSED […]

Chelsea and the New York Draft Riots

Come learn about the New York City Draft Riots on this tour around Chelsea. Tuesday, July 25th 5:00pm 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 In July of 1863, a wave of deadly riots swept through New York City. What began as opposition to a newly enforced draft for the Civil War quickly devolved into racially […]

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Preservation in the News

NYPL’s Rose Main Reading Room is ever so close to being landmarked The proposal won unanimous public support at a Landmarks meeting on Tuesday BY TANAY WARERKAR  At Tuesday’s meeting several conservancy groups spoke in favor of designating the rooms, including the Historic Districts Council, and the Landmarks Conservancy. The NYPL also enthusiastically backed the proposal […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on July 11, 2017

Item 1 122 West 73rd Street – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #181970 A neo-Grec style rowhouse designed by Thom & Wilson, and built in 1881-82. Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions. HDC finds the proposed rooftop addition to be an inappropriate extension of this historic rowhouse. […]

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