Institutional Expansion

HDC @ LPC: Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion

Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion October 2014 In a city of superlatives, The Frick is unique. One of the last remaining Millionaire’s Row mansions of the Gilded Age, The Frick residence was designed from the beginning to become a museum. Henry Clay Frick stipulated in his will that his home become […]

HDC’s Follow-Up on the St. Vincent’s Hospital Proposal

July 15, 2008 HDC would like to thank the Commission for continuing the Public Hearing and allowing for further public testimony on this very important, precedent setting matter. In its presentation on June 3rd, St. Vincent’s clearly stated their charitable purpose, their dedication to their mission, their importance in this community and the need to […]

Whitney Selling Neighboring Townhouses to Finance New Museum Building

From Crain’s: Whitney Museum selling nearby townhouses Theresa Agovino Published: August 1, 2008 – 2:39 pm The Whitney Museum of American Art is seeking to sell at least some of the townhouses next to its Madison Avenue location that were slated to be part of a now-defunct, controversial plan to expand on the Upper East […]

St. John’s Dorm Built in Jamaica Estates

Dorm Looms Over Neighborhood by Jillian Abbott , Queens Chronicle Reporter Attempts to halt or even slow St. John’s University from building a six-story dorm on Henley Road in residential Jamaica Estates appear to have failed. St. John’s confirmed that construction continues at the site, located at 172-14 Henley Road, despite an independent engineer’s report […]

HDC on St. Vincent’s Hardship Application

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Certificate of Appropriateness Hearing July 15, 2008 Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 08-8617- Block 617, lot 55- 20 7th Avenue – Greenwich Village Historic District A contemporary institutional building designed by Arthur A. Schiller and Albert Ledner and built in 1962-63. Application is to demolish the […]

New-York Historical Society Blinks, Drops Tower Plans

FromThe New York Times July 9, 2008 HISTORICAL SOCIETY DROPS PLANS FOR EXPANSION AND TOWER  By GLENN COLLINS After a year and a half of controversy and intense opposition by preservationists and neighborhood groups, the New-York Historical Society at 77th Street and Central Park West has abandoned its pursuit of a $100 million, 23-story luxury […]

Coming to LPC on July 15th: West Chelsea & the Prospect Heights HD!

The calender has been posted, and if anyone is left standing after St. Vincent’s Hearing, part 4 (The Final Chapter;), the LPC will be calendering the proposed Prospect Heights HD and voting on the West Chelsea HD! The St. Vincent’s hearing will be at Tishman Auditorium in the NYU Law School’s Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington […]

Columbia Clears Hurdle to Manhattanville Redevelopment – and Gets Rid of Old Cyclotron To Boot

from The New York Times, the juxaposition is somewhat startling. Columbia Expansion Gets Green LightBy TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and RAY RIVERAA $7 billion project will transform a section of Manhattan now dominated by warehouses and auto body shops.Graphic: A Plan to Expand Columbia’s Historic Atom Smasher Is Now Destined for the Junk HeapBy WILLIAM J. BROADColumbia […]

City Council nearing vote on Columbia expansion

From Crains The Council was engaged in last-minute bickering Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its decision on the University’s plan to rezone 17 acres in West Harlem. December 19. 2007 3:28PMBy: Anne Michaud The City Council was engaged in last-minute deliberations Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its vote to approve Columbia University’s controversial plan to rezone 17 […]

Rally on City Hall Steps to Protest Columbia Expansion Vote at City Council

The Coalition to Preserve Community (CPC) will hold a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall at 1:00PM today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, to protest the vote in favor of the Columbia expansion plan in West Harlem. Speaker Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg have been pushing this plan hard behind the scenes with committee […]

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