Historic District

Update on Friends Seminary School Lawsuit and Fraudulent Letters Investigation

Friends Seminary School Lawsuit and Fraudulent Letters Investigation Last year, the Friends Seminary School applied to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make significant changes to their historic East 16th Street campus in the Stuyvesant Square Historic District. The application called for a series of large additions on top of both its 19th century townhouses […]


(Why landmarks and historic districts are good for NYC!)   FICTION:Too much of the city is off limits to development and construction. FACT:Only 3.6% of NYC is protected by landmark designation. This means that 96.4% of the city is unrestricted by any landmarks regulation. FACT: The Landmarks Preservation Commission and its staff spend the vast majority […]

Marking Spaces: New York City’s Historic Districts on the Panorama of the City of New York

Marking Spaces: New York City’s Historic Districts on the Panorama of the City of New York Queens Museum of Art; New York Ave Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 Sunday, April 14 3 – 6pm   Please join us at the Queens Museum of Art for an Opening Reception for a new exhibit showcasing New […]

Park Slope Historic District Extension!

Landmarks Commission Expands the Park Slope Historic District… In a long-awaited vote, yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the first expansion of the Park Slope Historic District – making the Brooklyn district the largest contiguous swath of landmark buildings in New York City (2,575 buildings vs. Greenwich Village’s collection of 2,315 and the […]

The New Face of the South Street Seaport Historic District?

    A new proposal for Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport Historic District will be presented at a LPC Public Hearing on Tuesday the 17th. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan would take the basic footprint of the existing Pier 17 and add another 20,000 sq. ft. of floor area by extending further along […]

We have a new historic district, with a new rooftop addition

January 2012 Bulletin v3

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