HDC@LPC – April 8, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 134602- Block 696, lot 65- 210-218 11th Avenue aka 564-568 W 25th Street – West Chelsea Historic District A Gothic Revival style factory building designed by Shire & Kaufman and built in 1910-11. Application is to establish a master plan governing the future installation of windows. Given [...]

HDC@LPC – April 1, 2014

Item 4 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 149648- Block 23, lot 19- 18 Broad Street – Individual Landmark Historic District A neo-Classical  style building designed  by George B. Post and built in 1901-03. Application is to install a Fast Acting Security Shutter. HDC finds the proposed security shutter too much of an intrusion for [...]

HDC@LPC – March 25, 2014

Item 1 LP – 2475 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN (Former) FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH (LATER UKRAINIAN AUTOCEPHALIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST. VOLODYMYR/LATER CONGREGATION TIFERETH ISRAEL TOWN AND VILLAGE SYNAGOGUE), 334 East 14th Street Every building in New York has a story to tell. The structure at 334 East 14th Street is unique in that it tells [...]

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Position Opening: Director of Preservation & Community Outreach   The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Preservation & Community Outreach. This is a full-time position who will work to maintain and further develop HDC’s neighborhood-based historic preservation advocacy programs and to [...]

HDC@LPC – March 18, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 152108- Block 187, lot 30- 105 Hudson Street – TriBeCa West Historic District A Beaux-Arts style office building by Carrere and Hastings and built in 1890-92, with a four-story addition designed by Henri Fouchaux and built in 1905. Application is to construct a barrier-free access ramp and [...]

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HDC@LPC March 4, 2014

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Brooklyn 150009- Block 322, lot 24- 13 Cheever Place – Cobble Hill Historic District An Anglo-Italianate style rowhouse built in 1842-1855. Application is to enlarge dormer windows. The small, seemingly non-original dormer window on this rowhouse gives the impression of an after-thought from a subsequent era.  In an [...]

HDC@LPC February 18, 2014

Item 19 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 150241- Block 1399, lot 23- 841 Lexington Avenue, aka 155-157 East 64th Street – Upper East Side Extension Historic District A simplified Colonial revival style store and apartment building, designed by Thomas W. Lamb Inc., and built in 1929. Application is to install a bracket sign and [...]

HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony February 11, 2013

Item 2 LP – 2564 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN (FORMER) FIREHOUSE ENGINE COMPANY 29, 160 Chambers Street A private home, a boarding house, a private school, a hotel, a police department, a hospital, and a firehouse – who  says an old building can’t be adaptively reused?  160 Chambers Street has been all of these things, reflecting [...]

HDC@LPC February 4, 2014

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 147990- Block 1159, lot 53- 138 Underhill Avenue – Prospect Heights Historic District A Romanesque/Renaissance Revival style row house designed by William H. Reynolds and built c. 1896. Application is to alter the rear façade. Bay windows on the rear façades of row houses can be charming [...]

HDC@LPC January 21, 2014

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 148228- Block 149, lot 11- 91-95 Chambers Street – TriBeCa South Historic District A store and loft building in 1852-53, and altered in the Commercial style by William F. Hemstreet in 1924. Application is to install a rooftop fence. HDC finds that the semi-circular portion of the [...]

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