New York Public Library

New York Public Library Drops Plan to Destroy Book Stacks

Details for Renovations Still Unclear In a stunning turn-around on Wednesday, it was announced that the New York Public Library has abandoned the majority of the controversial Central Library Plan and would be retaining (and renovating) the Mid Manhattan Library building and not removing the integral book stacks which form the heart of the 42nd [...]

SAVING THE LIONS’ CAGE: NYPL’S MULTI-STORY STACKS

Friday, December 6th 6PM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003. The plan to remove millions of books from the New York Public Library’s century old building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue has caused an outcry from writers and scholars, but less has been said about the book stacks that [...]

HDC@LPC Testimony: October 1, 2013

Item 8 BINDING REPORT BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130918- Block 1920, lot 26- 103 West 135th Street – New York Public Library, Schomburg Collection, Individual Landmark A neo-Classical style library building designed by Charles McKim of McKim, Mead & White and built in 1904. Application is to install rooftop mechanical equipment. The ivy on the side [...]

E-BULLETIN- Lawsuits, Court Days, and a new Historic District!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 1   UPDATE ON PROTEST OVER LIBRARY SELL-OFFS AND CLOSINGS The Central Library Plan has had preservationist and scholars outraged for several months now but the reality of the situation is finally coming to light and New Yorkers are not happy. The reality is [...]

E-BULLETIN- Save New York’s Public Libraries, Save New York’s Public Parkland, Save New York!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 2   Help Save the New York Public Library from Itself Rally & Leafleting on Wednesday, May 8, 3:30pm – 5:30pm RAIN or SHINE     The late Ada Louise Huxtable called it “a plan devised out of a profound ignorance of or willful [...]

E-BULLETIN- Help Save the New York Public Library from Itself-Rally & Leafleting 5/8/2013

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 1  Coffee Talk- Requests for Evaluations with Mary Beth Betts May 6 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 Each year, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission receives and evaluates approximately 200 Requests for Evaluation for new landmarks, historic [...]

E-BULLETIN-South Street Seaport Updates

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 5 South Street Seaport Updates   Last month City Council voted to approve the rezoning of South Street Seaport requested by the Howard Hughes Corporation, with a few changes.  Those changes may sound good, but, as the Save Our Seaport Coalition shows, other than [...]

E-bulletin: Carnegie Library-Seward Park Branch, and the NYPL central Library plan

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 1  PROTECT NEW YORK CITY’S LIBRARIES: There will be a public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (1 Centre Street, 9th floor) tomorrow at 9:50am for the Seward Park Branch Library. Join HDC at the hearing and show your support for this beautiful Carnegie [...]

HDC@LPC April 2, 2013

Item 1 LP – 2530 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN THE MARINE MIDLAND BANK BUILDING, 140 Broadway The Marine Midland Bank Building on Lower Broadway was one of the first tall buildings to be constructed under the 1961 zoning ordinance.  Almost the definition of minimalism, the 52-story, flat tower without set backs or ornament rises 677 feet [...]

HDC@LPC – January 22, 2013

Item 17 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 138879- Block 1257, lot 1- 476 Fifth Avenue – The New York Public Library, Individual Landmark A Beaux-Arts style library building designed by Carrere & Hastings and built in a 1898-1911. Application is to install rooftop mechanical equipment, replace windows, modify a window opening and modify the [...]

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