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This just in; the LPC will be considering these items on Tuesday, February 13th:

Item Proposed for Designation

Item No. 1 LP-2172
Borough of Queens
SOHMER PIANO COMPANY (FACTORY), 31-01 Vernon Boulevard (aka 11-02 to 11-16 31st Avenue), Queens.
Landmark Site: Borough of Queens Tax Map Block 503, Lot 5

HDC strongly supported this designation; at the time (2005) it was heard, it was still being used by the Adirondack Chair Company but the owner of the building opposed. CM Vallone gave conditional support – as did QBP Marshall. Hopefully, some of that’s changed.

Item Proposed for Designation

Item No. 2 – LP-2216
Borough of Manhattan
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM AND CASINO, 2341-2349 and 2351-2359 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard aka 181-183 West 137th Street, Manhattan.
Landmark Site: Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Block 2006, Lot 1

We’ll see what actually gets designated, and what gets turned down. A complicated item with advanced re-development plans for the Casino structure.

Item Proposed for Calendaring

Item No. 3 – LP-2256
Borough of Manhattan
MANHATTAN AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT, Borough of Manhattan
Boundary Description, Manhattan Avenue Historic District
The Manhattan Valley Historic District consists of the property bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the southern curbline of West 106th Street and the eastern curbline of Manhattan Avenue, extending easterly along the southern curbline of West 106th Street to a point formed by the intersection of said curbline and the eastern property line of 34-36 West 106th Street, extending southerly along said property line and the eastern property line of 19-37 West 105th Street to the northern curbline of West 105th Street, extending westerly along said curbline, across the roadbed to the intersection of the western curbline of Manhattan Avenue and the northern curbline of West 105th Street, extending southerly across the roadbed and along the western curbline of Manhattan Avenue to the point of its intersection with the northern curbline of West 104th Street, then westerly along said curbline to a point formed by the intersection of the northern curbline of West 104th Street and the western property line of 51 West 104th Street (aka 101 Manhattan Avenue), extending northerly along said property line and the western property lines of 103 through 121 Manhattan Avenue, across the roadbed to the northern curbline of West 105th Street, extending westerly along said curbline to a point formed by the intersection of the northern curbline of West 105th Street and the western property line of 51 West 105th Street (aka 51-1/2 West 105th Street, 123A Manhattan Avenue), extending northerly along said property line and the western property lines of 123 through 137 Manhattan Avenue to the northern property line of 137 Manhattan Avenue, extending easterly along said property line, across the roadbed to the eastern curbline of Manhattan Avenue, extending northerly along said curbline to the point of the beginning.

Yes, this is referred to both as the “Manhattan Valley” & the “Manhattan Avenue” HD. This is fast work – the public meeting was only in January.

Item Proposed for Calendaring

Item No. 4; LP-2257 – Borough of Brooklyn
HEBRON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, (former Brooklyn Methodist Episcopal Church Home), 920 Park Place aka 914-920 Park Place, 941-981 Sterling Place, 201-225 New York Avenue, Brooklyn
Landmark Site: Borough of Brooklyn Tax Map Block 1242, Lot 1

We’re really excited about this. The building is an important part of the Crown Heights North HD and in failing condition. There was a great deal of community concern about possible development on the grounds and this way, it is ensured to be appropriate to the area.

Also: the Burling Slip playground’s coming back, there’s a new building in SoHo being discussed and Aby Rosen’s building using the Seagram air-rights is back for a design modification. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/calendar/02_13_07.pdf for full details.

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