Upper East Side

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on June 16, 2015

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 1 178-15 Murdock Avenue – Addisleigh Park Historic District 144604 – Block [...]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 21, 2015

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 3 32-11 Douglas Road – Douglaston Historic District 164552 – Block 8162, [...]

HDC@LPC 3/17/2015

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. Items 1-4 34-20 79th Street- Jackson Heights Historic District 16-7504 – Block 1265, Lot [...]

HDC@LPC – January 6, 2015

Item 1 70 Willow Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District 16-5466 – Block 224, Lot 16, Zoned R6 Community District 2, Brooklyn CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Greek Revival style residence constructed in 1839. Application is to replace front doors and ironwork, remove sills, strip paint, alter the side and rear facades, excavate the rear yard, [...]

HDC@LPC – October 21, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 155819- Block 76, lot 200- 1000A Richmond Terrace Building A, – Individual Landmark Historic District A Greek Revival style building designed by Richard Smyth and built in 1879-81. Application is to install banners and signage. The proposed aluminum signage is over-scaled and an excessive application to [...]

HDC @ LPC: Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion

Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion October 2014 In a city of superlatives, The Frick is unique. One of the last remaining Millionaire’s Row mansions of the Gilded Age, The Frick residence was designed from the beginning to become a museum. Henry Clay Frick stipulated in his will that his home become [...]

HDC@LPC July 22, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 156207- Block 8040, lot 68- 102 Shore Road – Douglaston Historic District A Colonial Revival style house designed by H.H. Ross and built in 1908, and a freestanding garage built in 1910. Application is to alter fenestration, install new railings, create a new exterior stair and install [...]

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 [...]

HDC@LPC February 18, 2014

Item 19 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 150241- Block 1399, lot 23- 841 Lexington Avenue, aka 155-157 East 64th Street – Upper East Side Extension Historic District A simplified Colonial revival style store and apartment building, designed by Thomas W. Lamb Inc., and built in 1929. Application is to install a bracket sign and [...]

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 [...]

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