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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 February 4, 2014

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 147990- Block 1159, lot 53- 138 Underhill Avenue – Prospect Heights Historic District A Romanesque/Renaissance Revival style row house designed by William H. Reynolds and built c. 1896. Application is to alter the rear façade. Bay windows on the rear façades of row houses can be charming [...]

HDC@LPC January 21, 2014

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 148228- Block 149, lot 11- 91-95 Chambers Street – TriBeCa South Historic District A store and loft building in 1852-53, and altered in the Commercial style by William F. Hemstreet in 1924. Application is to install a rooftop fence. HDC finds that the semi-circular portion of the [...]

HDC@LPC January 7, 2014

Item 18 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130395- Block 520, lot 54- 43 King Street – Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District A rowhouse built c. 1830 and altered c. 1955. Application is to alter the front façade and construct rear yard and rooftop additions. While a simpler entrance, like that proposed here, could be appropriate, it [...]

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 [...]

HDC@LPC November 26, 2013

Item 12 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 143874- Block 146, lot 7502- 115 West Broadway – TriBeCa South Historic District A Italianate/Second Empire style store and loft building built in 1864-65. Application is to legalize the sidewalk alterations performed in non-compliance with Certificate of No Effect 08-1546 issued August 15, 2007 Vault lights are [...]

HDC@LPC November 19, 2013

Item 12 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 140548- Block 1213, lot 7504- 107 West 82nd Street – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District A  Renaissance Revival style flats building with Queen Anne style elements designed by Thom and Wilson and built in 1893. Application is to construct a rooftop addition. HDC finds the [...]

HDC@LPC November 12, 2013

Item 6 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 126768- Block 274, lot 30- 76 State Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District A Gothic Revival rowhouse built in 1848, and later altered. Application is to replace the sidewalk. Bluestone sidewalks are important features of many historic districts, enhancing their character and creating a very physical link [...]

HDC@LPC October 29, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 143889- Block 1717, lot 152- 40 West 119th Street – Mount Morris Park Historic District A Queen Anne style rowhouse designed by G.A. Schellenger and built in 1891. Application is to construct a rear yard addition. HDC finds the proposed addition too tall for this row of [...]

HDC@LPC October 22, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 143623- Block 1267, lot 32- 80-01- 80-09 35th Avenue – Jackson Heights Historic District A neo-Romanesque style apartment building designed by the Cohn Brothers and built in 1941. Application is to legalize the installation of a fence, entrance way and windows without LPC permit(s). HDC feels the [...]

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