HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony February 11, 2013

Item 2 LP – 2564 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN (FORMER) FIREHOUSE ENGINE COMPANY 29, 160 Chambers Street A private home, a boarding house, a private school, a hotel, a police department, a hospital, and a firehouse – who  says an old building can’t be adaptively reused?  160 Chambers Street has been all of these things, reflecting […]

HDC@LPC November 13, 2012

Item 40 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 133914- Block 1406, lot 11- 123 East 71st Street – Upper East Side Historic District An Italianate style residence built c. 1865, and heavily altered in 1904 by Thomas Nash. Application is to construct a rooftop addition. HDC feels adding a mansard roof with dormers is certainly […]

May 15, 2012

DESIGNATION TESTIMONY Item 1 LP – 2087 BOROUGH OF QUEENS BRINCKERHOFF CEMETERY, 60-65 182nd Street The LPC does not just designate sites for what they are, but sees landmarks for what they could be.  Just as a building can be restored to its former glory, so too could the Brinckerhoff Cemetery, the last link this […]

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