Landmarks Preservation Commission

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 […]

HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Back list of Considered Properties

Support HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Back list of Considered Properties Dear Friend, The public has the opportunity to provide feedback on the LPC’s proposed Administrative Action to eliminate the agency’s back list of Calendared properties but we have to act soon. We have until May 1, […]

HDC Announces the De-calendaring Items as a 2015 Six to Celebrate

Update:  The LPC has released  the dates of each of the hearings along with resources files and fact sheets. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has agreed to hold hearings for each property on the calendared list! This was first reported in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2015. HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution […]

Corbin Building, Designation Testimony-May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 Item 1 Corbin Building, 11 John Street (aka 1-13 John Street; 192 Broadway), Manhattan LP-2569 Landmark Site: Manhattan Block 79, Lot 15 Community District 1   The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate […]

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