Upper East Side

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on January 23, 2018

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 1 128 Greenpoint Avenue – Greenpoint Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1918175 […]

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 […]

Park Avenue Designated a Historic District

‘Upper Park Avenue Designated a Historic District’ DNAinfo By Lindsay Armstrong The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a 12-block stretch of the Upper East Side as the Park Avenue Historic District Tuesday after a push from local preservationists to protect the area. The 64-building area — bounded by East 79th Street to the south and East 91st Street to the north — […]

Yorkville Bank Building Gets Designation!

UPPER EAST SIDE—The Historic Districts Council support the designation of the Yorkville Bank Building at 1511 Third Avenue as an individual landmark. “The elegant Italian Renaissance Revival-style building is not only a handsome addition to Third Avenue’s streetscape, it is also a reminder of the once largely German and Eastern European neighborhood it served and is named […]

Help Save A Landmark From Demolition!

The owners of the individually designated City and Suburban Homes First Avenue Estate (the full-block complex from First to York Avenues between East 64th and East 65th Streets) have submitted an application for the demolition of 429 East 64th Street and 430 East 65th Street on the ground that they do not generate a sufficient […]

Barbizon Hotel to become a landmark?

From DNA info: LOWER MANHATTAN — A campaign to protect the former Barbizon Hotel for Women reached the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday. The Upper East Side building, located at 140 E. 63rd St., was built in 1927 as a residence for single women looking to begin careers in the Big Apple. Up-and-coming stars Grace […]

Best of 2007: 980 Madison Avenue Tower Quashed

2007 was a year of collaboration. Rather than being limited to issues rooted in their surrounding blocks, New Yorkers concerned with preservation and land-use issues throughout the city banded together to support causes throughout the boroughs. These collaborations generated a collective voice loud enough to effectively advocate against various proposals. One such example was the […]

Following up – Wright and Wrong Choices for the Guggenheim.

From the New York Times City Room blog http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/guggenheim-will-remain-light-gray/ November 20, 2007, 1:32 pmAre Guggenheim’s True Colors Shining Through?By Sewell Chan The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will remain light gray. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission decided today that the Guggenheim should maintain the same off-white paint shade that it has had since 1992, […]

Guggenheim Museum Color Choice Attracts Attention to Restoration Question

It might seem like a trivial issue, but at its heart – the notion of how to appropriately regulate a landmark is very serious business. How many buildings in historic districts have had replacement windows or bad siding for decades only to be restored to an appropriate condition later? From the New York Sun Guggenheim […]

Walking Tours of a proposed Upper East Side HD extension + the Guggenheim

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side is pleased to announce the publication of our new walking tour guide, Historic Lexington Avenue: An Expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District by Anthony Robins and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. This fun and informative self guided tour covers the newly extended Upper East […]

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