New Construction

HDC@LPC July 8, 2014

Item 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 157412- Block 8020, lot 6- 10 Richmond Road – Douglaston Historic District A Colonial Revival style house built in 1966. Application is to legalize repaving the driveway, sidewalk, and gutter, enlarging and repaving the front walkway, rebuilding the entrance steps, and rebuilding the driveway retaining wall without […]

HDC’s Statement on the NYPL’s Central Library Plan

NYPL’s Central Library Plan The New York Public Library is an institution that embodies the altruistic principle that education is the great societal elevator. It was founded in the belief that everyone should have access to the resources necessary for self-improvement. Unfortunately, with the NYPL’s pursuit of the Central Library Plan, it appears that mission […]

Preservation Now!: Free February Talks and Panels

Historic Districts Council’s 19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Pre-Conference Panel Discussions: As part of Preservation Now!,HDC is pleased to present panel discussions on emerging topics in preservation. These programs are FREE but RSVP is required. Preservation and Technology Wednesday, February 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Advances in technology have changed the ways we can interpret […]

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

Domino: Old and New – a talk by the Skyscraper Museum

Domino: Old and New A program on reinventing Williamsburg’s historic industrial waterfront At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City Monday, June 20 from 6-7:30PM In the ongoing reinvention of Williamsburg’s richly historic industrial waterfront into a burgeoning residential neighborhood, the massive Domino Sugar complex remains the greatest challenge and opportunity. […]

Winter Garden Stairs

Here is an article describing the stairs and why they merit protection. Saving the World Financial Center Stairs — But How? http://batteryparkcity.com/news/world-financial-center-winter-garden-stairs-save-landmark/

Winter Garden staircase

Brookfield Properties plans to demolish the beautiful staircase in the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center as part of its redevelopment of the Winter Garden in light of the new tunnel that is being built under the Westside Highway to connect the new Trade Center to the Winter garden. The grand staircase was rebuilt […]

Amity Street Development Turned Back By LPC

From The Brooklyn Paper City rejects historic housing planBy Mike McLaughlinThe Brooklyn Paper The city Landmarks Preservation Commission shot down a controversial plan to build a row of new, gated-off townhouses in the Cobble Hill Historic District.The commission disapproved of almost all elements of the plan that called for converting the historic Lamm Institute at […]

BHA’s, FFLA’s, DNA’s & VHNA’s Joint Opposition to the Dock Street Project

The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, Fulton Ferry Landing Association, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association (collectively, the “Associations”) have joined together in opposition to the proposed development by Two Trees Management Corp. at the intersection of Water and Dock Streets, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Approximately three years ago, Two Trees Corp […]

Does Contextual Rezoning Actually Save The Neighborhood?

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.aaron@ccgreenwoodhts.com First the AIA’s questionable zoning text changes and now this… Just in from DOB’s “My Community” service: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?boro=3&houseno=187&street=23rd+Street&go2=+GO+&requestid=0 Just in under the 100-150 ft. commercial overlay (need to confirm this with DCP) from 4th Avenue, R8A zoning. And guess what? Current Applicant of Record: Henry RaduskyPhone: 718-259-1100Bricolage […]

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