East Midtown Rezoning

LPC Should Evaluate 270 Park Avenue As a Landmark

February 21, 2018   Hon. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission The Municipal Building, One Centre Street New York, NY 10007   Dear Commissioner Srinivasan, The Historic Districts Council noted the recent news of the demolition of the former Union Carbide Building at 270 Park Avenue with great alarm.  The building was designed by […]

HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony for July 19, 2016

  Item 1 Empire State Dairy Company, 2840 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn LP – 2575 The Empire State Dairy Company building is an unusually ornamented industrial building whose equal is not found anywhere. According to experts, these murals are the largest, extant majolica tile panels created by the American Encaustic Tiling Company. The murals, now over […]

East Midtown Rezoning- List of Calendared Buildings

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown   The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. The other 5 buildings were calendared in 2013, after the city […]

Proposed East Midtown Rezoning

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. The other 5 buildings were calendared in 2013, after the city […]

E-Bulletin of the Historic Districts Council: Tell Senator Schumer It’s Our City Too!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL November 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 Preservation is a key factor in New York’s economy, quality of life, and identity. It provides thousands of local jobs, attracts millions of tourists, and maintains livable neighborhoods in all five boroughs.   So imagine our dismay to find Senator Chuck Schumer, who […]

E-BULLETIN – In 1988, Steven Spinola President of REBNY said the same thing he said last week; and we’re the ones against change?

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 4     REBNY’s 50-Year War on Landmarks You may have noticed that the Real Estate Board of New York have been making some noise lately about how much of Lower Manhattan has landmark protection. This is really no surprise to anyone who has […]

Proposed East Midtown Rezoning: Gallery of Potential Individual Landmarks

To read more about the rezoning click here HDC Identifies Buildings of Interest in the East Midtown Rezoning Area. View a pdf of the map: East Midtown Rezoning Map with Historic Resources They have been separated into five different building types: Residential: Hotels: Institutional: Pre-War Commercial/Office Buildings Post-War Commercial/Office Building Additional Buildings of Concern: The […]

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