NEWS: St. Savior's Update

St. Savior’s Lawsuit Thrown Out Of CourtQueens Chronicle – Rego Park,NY,USA…The group asked the city Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the building, but it refused, saying too much of the church had been rebuilt after a …

NEWS: for a change, a look at effects of Inclusionary Zoning

From CityLimits ZONING CURRENTS MOVE EAST:QUEENS GOES INCLUSIONARYPlan for new construction employs the tactic of giving developers more in order to give residents more.By Jillian Jonas With a unanimous vote, City Council last week passed a large Queens rezoning package that includes the first-ever inclusionary zoning (IZ) provision in the borough. The bill, sponsored […]

NEWS: Governor Signs 1st Ever Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Late Wednesday, Governor George E. Pataki signed New York State’s first-ever tax incentives for rehabilitation of historic commercial and residential structures, following legislative passage in late June of a significant new incentive that will encourage the revitalization of historic structures in urban and rural communities throughout New York State. The measure (A.11987 / S. 8392) […]

ALERT: Designation Hearing September 7th, 126-128 East 13th Street, Van Tassel & Kearney Horse Mart

From Diane JackierDirector of External AffairsLandmarks Preservation CommissionPhone: (212) 669-7923Fax: (212) [email protected] The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding a public hearing on the proposed designation of the Van Tassel & Kearney Horse Mart, located at 126-128 East 13th Street in Manhattan, on Thursday, September 7, 2006. The hearing will take place at the Commission’s offices […]

NEWS: 3 for 3; Courier-Life Publications – Community Groups, Developers Battle It Out At BSA

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood [email protected] Whamo, another great article on Tuesday’s “dueling plans to the death” at the BSA. Kudos to Charles Hack (for not only being at 95% of the BSA hearings) but for covering the day and all of it’s ridiculousness. The lying and deceipt we witnessed was hard […]

NEWS: 2 homes on Staten Island landmarked over owner objections

From the Staten Island Advancehttp://www.silive.com2 Island homes landmarked — over opposition of their ownersThey wanted to sell Tottenville and West Brighton properties to developers for best price Thursday, August 17, 2006By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITERThe City Council yesterday landmarked a Craftsman-style bungalow on Clove Road in West Brighton and a 19th-century clapboard cottage on Main […]

NEWS: Eye wtiness Account of BSA Minerva Hearing

Board of Standards and Appeals Continued HearingAugust 15, 2006614 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY (353-05-BZY)(hearings 3/29, 4/25, 6/6) Applicant attorney: Peter Geis and Howard Hornstein of Cozen O’ConnorOwner/developer: Chaim Nussenscweig Where We Left Off and Where We CommenceOnce again, Tuesday’s hearing was supposed to be a Decision on this property. However, at its Executive Session on […]

NEWS: Shenanigans at the BSA over the Minerva Building

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Vest Me Once, Shame On You…By Nik Kovac The vesting battles of south Park Slope and Greenwood Heights are finally nearing resolution. So far, four smaller properties have been allowed to vest – i.e. were grandfathered in under the older, more permissive zoning – and the biggest of them all […]