Grand Concourse

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on March 7, 2017

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 18-33 41st Street (Steinway House) Individual Landmark CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC@LPC – Designation and Permit Testimony for Hearing on November 29, 2016

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.   Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing November 29, 2016 Item 1 […]

HDC@LPC December 17, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 137230- Block 149, lot 64- 39-56 47th Street – Sunnyside Gardens Historic District A brick rowhouse with Colonial revival style details designed by Clarence Stein, Henry Wright and Frederick Ackerman and built in 1925. Application is to replace a fence a the front yard. HDC is opposed […]

WSJ: A Visitor Center Where Poe Heard a Knocking

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703859304576305412028515384.html Splashy new architecture attracts a blaze of attention, but it’s the carefully conceived small projects that have the real impact on everyday lives. Such is the case with the Poe Park Visitor Center, an incongruously elegant, modern little structure stranded on a bit of parkland in the hurly-burly of the Bronx between the Grand […]

The Glorious Ginsbern Building on the Grand Concourse

photos from HDC (we sent LPC an RFE for this building in February 2005). From The New York Times July 15, 2007Streetscapes 1150 Grand Concourse, the BronxWhat the Future Looked Like Yesterday By CHRISTOPHER GRAYHOW do old buildings disappear? Sometimes all at once, under the wrecking ball. But more often they fade away on little […]

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