NEWS: Endangered Buildings on line

From Peg Breen, President of the NY Landmarks I’m pleased to tell you that the Conservancy’s Endangered Buildings Online is finally online as of today at We hope that it’s helpful to you and that we will get your feedback on buildings we have posted and on other buildings you feel should be […]

NEWS: GTS drops 4 stories

from the Villager (where else?): Chelsea seminary drops 4 stories off its tower planBy Albert AmateauGeneral Theological Seminary last week scaled back its plans to build a 17-story tower on the Ninth Ave. side of its Chelsea campus.

NEWS: LPC approves additon to Independence Bank Building

from the Brooklyn Papers: New plan for ‘piggy bank’By Ariella CohenThe Brooklyn PapersCobble Hill residents were fuming after city landmarks officials violated their own rules and approved a 60-foot tower within the neighborhood’s historic district – which is supposed to be protected by a 50-foot height limit.“We are very unhappy that the commission failed to […]

NEWS: 104th Street Automat heard by the LPC

from LANDMARK WEST! Update on the 104th Street Horn & Hardart Automat! Yesterday’s Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearing was well-attended, and politicians and civic groups alike made a convincing case for landmark designation. Congressman Charles Rangel, State Assemblyman O’Donnell, Borough President Stringer, Council Members Mark Viverito, Avella, and Yassky, civic and preservation groups, block associations, […]

NEWS: View Upper West Side Architecture From a Second-Grader’s Perspective

from LANDMARK WEST!, We encourage you to stop by Council Member Gale Brewer’s district office at 563 Columbus Avenue (at 87th Street) to see neighborhood buildings created by P.S. 166* students as part of our education program, “Keeping the Past for the Future.” LANDMARK WEST! educators instructed second-graders ininterpreting their neighborhood and environment, and […]

NEWS: Wallabout preservation updates

from Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership/ Mrtyle Avenue Revitalization Project As some of you may know, the Historic Wallabout Association made a presentation laying out our goals of creating a Wallabout historic district at the June 21st Land Use Committee meeting of Community Board 2. It was a wonderful success! Tim Shaw, MARP’s intern, created […]

EVENT: 4th of July Fireworks At the Alice Austen House

Many of you already know that the best place to watch Macy’s fireworks is from the Alice Austen Lawn. The panoramic view that stretches from the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge creates the perfect framework for the color and light extravaganza.To this spectacular experience we are this year adding “A Little Fireworks Music,” […]

NEWS: Regarding Moynihan Station, nee Farley Post Office

Farley Post Office gets makeover for new roleBy Jacqui GalSpecial to amNewYork,0,6083159.story Shrouded in a giant safety net, the facade of the 92-year-old James A. Farley Post Office is quietly getting a makeover as the building prepares for its new role as Penn Station’s successor.”The work that is going on now is not the beginning […]

ALERT: Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Passes NYS Legislature!

Sometime after midnight on Thursday, before heading off on summer recess, both houses of the New York State Legislature passed a measure (A.11987/S.8392) providing a State Income Tax credit for the rehabilitation costs of historic commercial and residential structures. Governor Pataki, who has supported this initiative in the past, is anticipated to sign this bill […]

NEWS: PS 64 is landmarked + the Belasco theater is haunted

Yip, yip hurray! Old PS 64 is landmarked The Villager – New York,NY,USAThe community scored a major victory on Tuesday morning when the Landmarks Preservation Commission landmarked the old PS 64 near Tompkins Square Park. … A BROADWAY HAUNT New Yorker – United StatesIn 1987, the Landmarks Preservation Commission proclaimed the Belasco Theatre, on West […]