Park Slope

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on May 23, 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 1 204 6th Avenue – Park Slope Historic District Extension II CERTIFICATE OF […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on May 16, 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 1 135-29 Northern Boulevard – Interior Landmark  CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #Q10074 A […]

Deserving but not Designated: Brooklyn

Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation. These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character. HDC’s […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Park Slope -Pictures

Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District for an entire new building, that doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of examples of modern additions and alterations to historic structures. Join tour leader Matt Postal as he highlights some of the contemporary responses […]

HDC@LPC – April 1, 2014

Item 4 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 149648- Block 23, lot 19- 18 Broad Street – Individual Landmark Historic District A neo-Classical  style building designed  by George B. Post and built in 1901-03. Application is to install a Fast Acting Security Shutter. HDC finds the proposed security shutter too much of an intrusion for […]

Statement Opposing the proposed NY Methodist Hospital Development in Park Slope

February 4, 2014   Hon. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair NYC Board of Standards & Appeals 250 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10007   Regarding 505-525 6th Street (Block 1084; Lots 25, 26, 28, 39-44, 46, 50-59, 164, 1001 & 1002) BSA Calendar No.289-13-BZ   Dear Chair Srinivasan,   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide […]

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 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 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 […]

HDC@LPC July 16, 2013

Item 20 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 141713- Block 11221, lot 77- 205 Columbus Avenue – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District A neo-Grec style flats building designed by Hubert & Pirsson and built in 1886-87. Application is to replace storefront infill and install signage. HDC finds the proposed, all glass storefront too […]

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