NEWS: Crown Heights North in the New York Observer On Sept. 19, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will be considering the designation of a Crown Heights North historic district. Tucked between Eastern Parkway on the south and Atlantic Avenue on the north, this neighborhood is smack-dab in the middle of Brooklyn’s Caribbean-immigrant enclave. It’s also got a rich history, according to the L.P.C.’s monograph […]

NEWS: Following up; RKO Keith’s Project Floundering In Flushing

From the Queens Chronicle: by Liz Rhoades , Managing Editor The impressive plans for the RKO Plaza project in downtown Flushing may never get off the ground, according to a local land use official.Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee met last Thursday to discuss updated plans by Brooklyn developer Shaya Boymelgreen. Not only was the […]

EVENT: Lecture on Douglaston Hill, 9/10

The Queens Historical Society will offer a slide-illustrated talk on Queens’ newest historic district, Douglaston Hill, on Sunday, September 10th at 2:30 p.m. The talk will be held in Kingsland Homestead, the society’s Flushing headquarters located in Weeping Beech Park at 143-35 37th Avenue (between Parsons Boulevard and Bowne Street). The talk is free with […]

REPORT: LPC Rejects Staten Island Greek Revival House

Even though it was a push to preserve the Allen and De Hart Houses, in the end our efforts were successful. The John and Margaret Thompson House was not so fortunate. This West Brighton house at 150 Taylor Street was heard by the LPC, but was decalendared in August and will soon be demolished. The […]

ALERT: Crown Heights North Needs Your Support

Earlier this summer, the Landmarks Commission calendared the proposed Crown Heights North Historic District in Brooklyn for consideration as the 86th New York City historic district. A public hearing is scheduled for September 19, 2006. More information on the area can be found on the Crown Heights North Association’s website or on the Neighborhoods at […]

NEWS: Residents Sue to Stop EVill MegaDorm,0,6469397.story Residents fight looming NYU dormBy Justin Rocket SilvermanamNewYork Staff Writer August 29, 2006A group of downtown residents sought in court Monday to block construction of a 700-student New York University dorm, which at 26 stories would be the tallest building in the East Village. State Supreme Court Justice Karen Smith of Manhattan declined to […]

NEWS: Lake Windsor vested by BSA

From Mic Holwin [email protected] Last Tuesday, August 22, the Board of Standards and Appeals vested 1638 Eighth Ave., aka “Lake Windsor,” on substantial completion of foundation. I had wanted to offer an explanation to everyone, hence my not writing sooner. However, even after almost a week of mulling, I cannot. We had expected this property […]

ALERT: New Design Manual for Classical Architecture

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) is pleased to announce the first-stage advent of its most comprehensive design manual, Classical Architecture: A Handbook of the Tradition for Today. The goal for this publication is a straightforward and ambitious one: to foster American architecture in the 21st-century. Conceived for architects and builders across […]

NEWS: More on the BSA

From Aaron Brashear, [email protected] Kudos to BP Marty’s letters as of late (spring/summer) and kudos for Charles Hack for covering his “behind the scenes” efforts by BP’s office that have helped us through the rezoning and the subsequent BSA hearings. No special preference on the BSA (as per “told” needed neutrality), but lots in […]