HDC@LPC Testimony for LPC Hearing on November 10, 2015

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Bronx 175413- Block 5807, lot 639- 4520 Waldo Avenue – Fieldston Historic District A neo-Colonial style house built circa 1933-38. Application is to demolish the garage, construct additions, and alter the façade. This modest house reflects its time—developed in a picturesque style the 1930s determined by the strict […]

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Saturday, September 26, 2015   Scavenger Hunt starts at 2:00 pm; Reception immediately following  at The Rambling House  Meet at the Work Gate, East 233rd Street between Katonah Avenue and Vireo Avenue (across from 329 E. 233rdStreet and one block west of Woodlawn’s main entrance at Webster Avenue) Take the 2 train to 233rd Street or […]

HDC@LPC – March 3, 2015

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below.   ITEM 3 141 Clinton Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District 163916 – Block […]

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 August 6, 2013

Item 17 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 143218- Block 1406, lot 12- 127 East 71st Street – Upper East Side Historic District A house originally built c. 1865 and modified in the Modern style by Joseph D. Weiss in 1955. Application is to alter the front façade and areaway. Not much of a case […]

HDC@LPC July 16, 2013

Item 20 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 141713- Block 11221, lot 77- 205 Columbus Avenue – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District A neo-Grec style flats building designed by Hubert & Pirsson and built in 1886-87. Application is to replace storefront infill and install signage. HDC finds the proposed, all glass storefront too […]

HDC@LPC, April 23, 2013

Item 12 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 132604- Block 586, lot 7- 74 Wooster Street – SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District A factory designed by Charles Mattam and built in 1869. Application is to install new storefront infill, remove shutters, enlarge a light well and construct a rooftop addition. While HDC finds the storefront infill […]

Nuts and Bolts! Four Centuries of Technical Preservation Issues in New York City Buildings

Title: Nuts and Bolts! Four Centuries of Technical Preservation Issues in New York City BuildingsLocation: 232 East 11th Street Link out: Click hereDescription: This course will examine restoration projects on buildings ranging from the 17th to the 20th century, looking at specific structures to represent the construction methods of each particular period. Presenters, including two […]

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HDC@LPC April 2, 2013

Item 1 LP – 2530 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN THE MARINE MIDLAND BANK BUILDING, 140 Broadway The Marine Midland Bank Building on Lower Broadway was one of the first tall buildings to be constructed under the 1961 zoning ordinance.  Almost the definition of minimalism, the 52-story, flat tower without set backs or ornament rises 677 feet […]

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 […]

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