HDC@LPC – December 16, 2014

Item 6   56-58 Warren Street – Tribeca South Historic District Extension   14-5913 – Block 136, Lot 12, Zoned M-15   Community District 1, Manhattan   CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Renaissance Revival style store and lofts building designed by Elians and James R. Brevoort and built in 1880-1881. Application to replace the sidewalk.   [...]

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HDC@LPC – December 9, 2014

Proposed Central Ridgewood Historic District   PROPOSED FOR DESIGNATION Nine hundred and ninety buildings with various styles and various architects built in the early 20th century. HDC is pleased to note that the Landmarks Commission has scheduled a vote on the very large Central Ridgewood Historic District at tomorrow’s Public Hearing. The proposed 990-building historic [...]

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HDC@LPC – December 2, 2014

Item 2 6 South Oxford Street – Fort Greene Historic District 16-3536 – Block 2100, Lot 41, Zoned R6B Community District 2, Brooklyn CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An Italianate style house built in 1864. Application is to replace and enlarge windows. HDC feels that this is a lot of demolition proposed for an intact, 1864 house. [...]

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Landmarks Commission to remove 96 sites from consideration

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is proposing to remove 96 sites and properties from consideration for landmark designation at a public meeting on Tuesday, December 9th.  Most of these sites have been under consideration for several years. LPC has stated to us that their reasoning for removing these properties from consideration is political in nature – [...]

HDC@LPC – November 25, 2014

Item 1 LP – 2567 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN CHESTER COURT HISTORIC DISTRICT, 15-31 Chester Court and 16-32 Chester Court The Historic Districts Council is pleased to support the designation of the 18 rowhouses comprising Chester Court, located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Roughly two years ago, residents on the block reached out [...]

HDC@LPC – November 18, 2014

Item 1CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Bronx 160850- Block 2285, lot 69- 445 East 140th Street – Mott Haven East Historic District A neo-Renaissance style tenement building designed by George F. Pelham and built in 1902-03. Application is to replace windows.   Item 2 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Bronx 160851- Block 2285, lot 67- [...]

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Deserving but not Designated-Brooklyn

Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation.  These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character. HDC [...]

HDC@LPC – October 28, 2014

Item 1 PUBLIC HEARING ITEM Hawthorne Court Apartments, 215-37 to 215-43 43rd Avenue and 42-22 to 42-38 216th Street LP-2461 Landmark Site: Queens Block 6306, Lot 15 Community District 11 A Tudor Revival Style low-rise garden apartment complex designed in 1930-31 by Benjamin Braunstein. In the far edges of Queens where Bayside merges into Little [...]

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HDC@LPC – October 21, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 155819- Block 76, lot 200- 1000A Richmond Terrace Building A, – Individual Landmark Historic District A Greek Revival style building designed by Richard Smyth and built in 1879-81. Application is to install banners and signage. The proposed aluminum signage is over-scaled and an excessive application to [...]

HDC @ LPC: Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion

Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion October 2014 In a city of superlatives, The Frick is unique. One of the last remaining Millionaire’s Row mansions of the Gilded Age, The Frick residence was designed from the beginning to become a museum. Henry Clay Frick stipulated in his will that his home become [...]

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