NEWS: More on the West 56th Street Houses

Wrecking Ball Looms Over Historic BlockResident Publications – New York,New York,USA…[Residents say] the Landmarks Preservation Commission has become pro-development with the oversight of Mayor Bloomberg, who appointed its head Robert Tierney. …

NEWS: Update on West 54 – 56th Street Preservation Push

Dear Neighbors, We know you want ours to be a Historic District and for certain buildings on our streets to become Landmarks. The Preservation Committee of the West 54-55 Street Block Association has been meeting with City Councilman Dan Garodnick, members of Community Board 5, Assemblyman Dick Gottfried and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. All […]

ALERT: Dakota Stables Update

All seems quiet – for now – at the corner of 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, where the Dakota Stable building stands open to the elements but still significantly intact after a demolition crew ripped out most of its elegant, century-old wood windows on Wednesday night. A Stop-Work Order remains in effect, we’re told, while […]

ALERT: City of New Bedford to Auction off the Lightship New Bedford TOMORROW

This is a little outside our usual aegis, but…. The National Trust’s Northeast Office just received word that the City of New Bedford, MA has surplused the 1930 Lightship New Bedford (LV 114/WAL 536) and intends to put her up for auction tomorrow morning at the City’s yard. The National Trust is deeply concerned that […]

NEWS: Demolition of historic SI homes continue

The demolition delay bill mentioned in this article was strongly endorsed by HDC and over 70 preservation groups from across the city. It was opposed by the trifecta of NYU, the Archidiocese & the Real Estate Board of NY and died in committee. Building that housed Staten Island Hospital in the late 1800s is being […]

NEWS: Forgotten New York Goes Analog

Time Out New York has a cover story on Forgotten New York,, a terrific website and now a book!

NEWS: Going Pink in Park Slope

It seems oddly appropriate that this story broke the same day as Evelyn’s obituary. From the Daily News: Back to the fuchsia: Paint job frosts Brooklyn neighbors BY JOTHAM SEDERSTROMDAILY NEWS WRITER A Brooklyn homeowner has given his multimillion-dollar Park Slope brownstone a fresh coat of hot-pink paint – and that’s got outraged neighbors seeing […]

NEWS: Evelyn Ortner 1924 – 2006

Evelyn was a champion of historic preservation and a great person. She will be missed. From the NY Times: September 22, 2006Evelyn Ortner, 82, a Booster of Brooklyn Brownstones, DiesBy ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Evelyn Ortner, who with her husband, Everett, was among the first, the most vocal and the most effective champions of the brownstone revival […]

NEWS: 70 Lefferts Place & West 3rd Street revisited

In Clinton Hill, Civil War–era home set to be – NY, United States…More on 70 Lefferts Place – not much new information although when are we, as a citizenry, going to wake up to the reality that over-development is actually class warfare?Scoopy’s NotebookThe Villager – New York,NY,USA…A squib on the West Village Fire House […]

NEWS: LPC Press Roundup – Crown Heights, Staten Island & Williamsburg

CB 2 gives OK for senior housing on grounds of Sea View HospitalStaten Island Advance – Staten Island,NY,USA… The board’s approval now will be communicated to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which must approve any alteration or demolition, since the buildings … Bank’s branch in Stapleton is landmarkedStaten Island Advance – Staten Island,NY,USA… The Landmarks Preservation […]