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Admiral’s Row Public Meeting: December 11th

More on the Row soon….This ‘Admiral’ is demotedBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper This may be your last chance to save the Admirals Row. On Dec. 11, the National Guard, which still controls the 10 150-year-old mansions in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will hold its first public hearing about the fate of the buildings, the embodiment [...]

Petition to Save the Elmhurst Carnegie Library

At a 2007 Newtown Civic Association meeting, James Van Bramer of the Queens Library, explained he is seeking dialogue from the community and preservationists. If enough people oppose the proposed demolition, he would be open to possibilities along the lines of historic preservation which highlight the much-needed expansion. Therefore, it is highly recommended that petition [...]

Proposal To Save Elmhurst’s Carnegie Library

A letter to the Queens Library from Michael Perlman, a member of the Queens Preservation Council, and Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. Dear Mr. Van Bramer: My name is Michael Perlman, and I am a member of the Queens Preservation Council, and Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. As you may recall, we met last spring [...]

Explore some of the schools of C.B.J. Snyder

Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pmThe Public Schools of C.B.J.Snyder: Stuyvesant to Gramercy Squares Superintendent of School Building from 1891-1923 during the glory days of public education, Snyder designed nearly 400 schools and additions. Replacing unsafe, unsanitary factory-like buildings, his “palaces of the people” (Jacob Riis’ phrase) convey Progressive and reform beliefs in light, play, health, [...]

Trying to Preserve a Busy, Historic Library in Queens

From the New York Times (alas, the article spends more energy talking about Queens’ ethnic diversity than the importance of preserrving its past, but the attention is appreciated): Seeking Protection for a Library With a Fabled Past By SAKI KNAFOSeptember 30, 2007 THE Elmhurst Community Library, a Georgian Revival building on Broadway and 51st Avenue [...]

A History of McCarren Pool preservation efforts

From the New York Press As McCarren Park Pool becomes a hipster playground, it prepares for a new beginning By Brian J. Carreira You can hear the bass from the subway station eight blocks away. Wander down Lorimer Street under the BQE, and the sound grows more distinct until it dominates the air. You fall [...]

LPC Designates 4 houses and 3 pools

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved landmark status for two Federal style buildings at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village, as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to preserve examples of the City’s development following the Revolutionary War.Read more. Also, two Turn-of-the 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Mansions in Midtown Manhattan Earn Landmark [...]

Preserving the Idea of Pennsylvania Station

From the New York Times: July 7, 2007Senator Moynihan’s LegacyEditorial For years now, plans and sometimes mere illusions about ways to replace New York City’s dismal and disheartening Penn Station have been debated, mostly behind closed doors. Now comes the good news that developers Stephen Ross and Steven Roth will finally make public their proposal [...]

Meeting to Discuss Preservation of the Elmhurst Carnegie Library

Elmhurst’s “Carnegie” Library (86-01 Broadway), which has celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006, is now imminently endangered. This is one of the few potential landmarks left in Elmhurst with the rampant and tasteless development, and sites of nominal significance. A proposal is being considered that would replace this architectural, cultural, & historical gem in its [...]

Is NYC Letting Erasmus High School Rot?

From Flatbush Life 02/22/2007Alarm over Erasmus Hall safety By Helen Klein Is Brooklyn’s little old schoolhouse falling into ruin? That’s the concern that has been voiced about the landmarked 18th century schoolhouse within the courtyard of Erasmus Hall High School, at Flatbush and Church Avenues. According to Community Board 14 member Marshall Tames, the venerable [...]

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