Landmarks Preservation Commission

How do the Mayors stack up?

Setting the agenda for a new Landmarks Chair As regular readers are aware, Mayor de Blasio is currently on the hunt for a new Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. There is much discussion about the qualities a Landmarks Chair should posses:  demonstrable commitment to historic buildings, good understanding of city government, respect for the […]

Joint Letter Requesting the Withdrawal of the Proposed LPC Rules Changes

UPDATE- LPC will be scheduling another public hearing to discuss the revisions to the proposed rules amendments UPDATE The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will be taking a vote on Tuesday, July 31, to schedule a new public hearing to discuss the revisions to the proposed Rules amendments. The hearing will most likely be in October and […]

HDC’s Comprehensive Analysis of LPC Rules

Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest LPC Rules change under consideration. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest Rules change […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs City Council Bill Intro. 775-A Into Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed the City Council bill Intro. 775-A. Despite a unified front on the part of preservation groups and community advocates who called on the Mayor to veto the bill, it was signed into law on Tuesday, June 28, at City Hall. The law will impose timelines on the process for […]

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 […]

Veto Intro 775-A

Update: The timeline bill Intro 775a was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday, June 28 Update: Mayor de Blasio singed Intro 775-A into law on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Intro 775-A was passed by City Council on June 8, 2016. We have one more chance to end this if we can get […]

City Council Moving Forward to Hamper Landmark Designation

Write to your council member today and ask them to amend the Landmarks timeline bill, Intro 775. Update: City Council passed the Intro. 775a on June 8, 2016  We have one more chance to end this if we can get Mayor de Blasio to veto the law. Write to Mayor de Blasio and ask that he veto Intro 775a. […]

LPC Backlog 95 Decisions: Feb 23!!

LANDMARKS COMMISSION TO ACT ON 95 BACKLOG PROPERTIES Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Decisions on the 95 backlog items will be made on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (One Centre Street, 9th Floor). Plan to attend and help HDC fill the room to show support for these potential NYC Landmarks.  This public meeting is the […]

Why City Council’s Proposed Bill Intro 775 is Detrimental to Landmarks

Update: Mayor de Blasio singed Intro 775-A into law on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Click here for more information on Intro 775-A Below is a memo in opposition to Intro 775, the bill which aims to halt landmarks designations.  There will be a hearing on Wednesday, September 9th at  11am in the City Council Chambers at […]

Analysis of the Effects of Intro. 775 on Landmark Designation

As proposed, Intro. 775 mandates for the consideration of historic districts the Landmarks Preservation Commission has: • 12 months from a vote to calendar to hold a public hearing • 12 months from the public hearing to vote to designate or the district cannot be acted upon for five years. While the City Council’s own dataset […]

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