Upper West Side

P.S. 199 (270 West 70th Street) Support Letter to Robert Tierney

P.S. 199 (270 West 70th Street) April 16, 2013 Honorable Robert Tierney Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Municipal Building 1 Center Street, 9th Floor New York City, New York 10007   Dear Chair Tierney, I am writing today to join Council Member Gale Brewer, Landmark West!, and others in urging you to calendar P.S. 199 (270 [...]

Statement on the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing March 22, 2011 Item 7 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN, LP 2463 PROPOSED RIVERSIDE DRIVE-WEST END HISTORIC DISTRICT EXTENSION 1 The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council been impressed by LPC’s swift and generous [...]

On Extending the West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Hearing,  June 28, 2011 Item 16: LP 2462 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN PROPOSED WEST END-COLLEGIATE HISTORIC DISTRICT EXTENSION The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council been impressed by LPC’s swift and [...]

Help Save the Upper West Side

From LANDMARK WEST!Brownstone Midblocks and West-Park Presbyterian Church Join the “Race to Save City’s Urban Heritage” (amNY, Dec. 21-23, 2007) Millions of subway riders rely on amNew York for news and entertainment while riding the rails. The weekly newspaper makes a point of covering the issues nearest and dearest to New Yorkers, including (for the [...]

CB7 Votes No to All Seven Congregation Shearith Israel Zoning Variances

From Landmark West! Life is short. Tuesday night’s Community Board 7 (CB7) full board meeting was not (we’re still recovering!). So, long story short, the full board voted to disapprove all 7 zoning variances sought by Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) to build its proposed, 9-story, 105′-tall community house stacked with luxury condos on the brownstone [...]

More and More Questions Raised About Congregation Shearith Israel’s Condo Tower Plan

Congratulations, neighbors! The community made a strong showing on Tuesday, November 27, at the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), during the first of what may be several more public hearings concerning Congregation Shearith Israel’s (CSI’s) application to construct a 9-story, 105′-tall community house with 5 floors of luxury condominiums stacked on top. Don’t [...]

Congregation Shearith Israel: A Victory for Community Against Tower Proposal

From Landmark West! First things first. Before you get the story on last night’s Community Board 7 (CB7) vote, you need to put down your poultry shears and open up your calendar. Mark down Tuesday, November 27, at 1:30 PM for the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) public hearing at 40 Rector Street, 9th [...]

Congregation Shearith Israel is Back!

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Please don’t miss this opportunity to join your neighbors in holding the line against out-of-scale development in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Showing up is just as important as speaking up, so please make every effort to attend CB7′S meeting on Monday! Round 2 for Congregation Shearith Israel Tower Plan [...]

Community Board 7 Supports A Landmarks Hearing for West-Park Presbyterian Church

From Landmark West! Late on Wednesday night (November 7), after hours of discussion and impassioned public testimony, Community Board 7 voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution calling on the Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold a public hearing on West-Park Presbyterian Church, West 86th Street’s imminently threatened Romanesque-style beauty. See below for the resolution approved [...]

Round 2 for Congregation Shearith Israel Tower Plan at Community Board 7

From Landmark West! Monday, November 19, at 7:00 PM is an important opportunity to make your voice heard before Community Board 7′s (CB 7′s) Land Use Committee as it considers Congregation Shearith Israel’s application to construct a 105′-tall building stacking 5 floors of luxury condos on top of a new community house on the brownstone-scale [...]

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