South Street Seaport

Celebrating the Pre and Post -Sandy Seaport

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 In this issue: • 2014 Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party Save The Date • Preserving South Street Seaport: A Book Talk   ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Preserving South Street Seaport: A Book Talk Sail into spring with a book talk by James M. Lindgren, author of […]

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 October 23, 2012

Item 9 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 133268- Block 1075, lot 5- 274 Garfield Place, aka 175 8th Avenue – Park Slope Historic District A neo-Romanesque Art Deco style school building associated with Temple Beth Elohim, designed by Mortimer Freehof and David Levy, and built in 1928. Application is to install stretch banners. The […]

HDC@LPC – July 10, 2012

Item 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 132618- Block 264, lot 17- 130 Clinton Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District A commercial Gothic style office building designed by Mortimer E. Freehof and built in 1925. Application is to replace storefront infill. 130 Clinton Street is a distinctive commercial Gothic style office building, one that […]

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

April 17, 2012 – Pier 17

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Certificate of Appropriateness Hearing 4/17/2012 Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 129003- Block 73, lot 10- 89 South Street – South Street Seaport Historic District A modern pier and retail structure built circa 1980. Application is to demolish the structure on the pier and construct a new […]

Archaeological Finds At New Amsterdam Market

A NINETEENTH CENTURY DINNER SETTING ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS AT NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET Sunday, November 13, 11am – 5pm New Amsterdam Market South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip The recent street reconstructions all around the East River Market District have resulted in some very exciting finds that will be placed on view at the market […]

March 15, 2011

LPC Docket Number: 115333 Manhattan, Block: 1258, Lot: 40 510 Fifth Avenue – Individual Landmark and Interior Landmark Historic District An International style building designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and built in 1953-54. Application is to alter facades, install signage and new entrances, and to replace and reconfigure interior features and finishes. HDC Testimony […]

August 10, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 110451 Brooklyn, Block: 249, Lot: 36 150 Montague Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District An Anglo-Italianate style rowhouse with commercial ground floor, built c. 1861-1879. Application is to install storefront infill and signage. HDC Testimony While the proposed may be an improvement over the existing, HDC feels the tax photo should be […]

HDC reacts to the South Street Seaport Plan

Under General Growth’s new plan for the South Street Seaport, the 1907 Tin Building would be dismantled and moved from its historic location, the birthplace of the Fulton Fish Market to the far edge of the pier behind it. The 1939 New Market Building, which is not landmarked, would be demolished and the site would be […]

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