NEWS: Deadly Assesment of Foster Tower from the New York Sun

Babel of the Upper East SideArchitectureBY JAMES GARDNEROctober 31, 2006URL: There was much merriment across the Upper East Side last week when Sir Norman Foster, the famed British architect, praised the neighborhood’s “tradition of radicalism.” Mr. Foster was addressing the Landmarks Preservation Committee about the 30-story high-rise he wishes to build atop the former […]

EVENT: Preservation Summit, 11/13

The Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation invites you to participate in a Preservation Summit on Monday, November 13th at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, Room 506. A brief reception with refreshments starts at 6:00 PM, followed by the Summit program at 6:30 PM. RSVP to [email protected] This event […]

EVENT: VSA Tour of Moravian Cemetery, 11/4

Due wind & rain, the Moravian Cemetery Tour was postponed from October 28 to Saturday, November 4.As a result, a few cancellations opened space for others.TOUR THE MORAVIAN CEMETERY ON STATEN ISLANDSaturday, November 4, 12:30 PMJoin Richard Simpson, historian of the Moravian Cemetery, on a tour of this beautiful burial ground. Established in 1740 by […]

EVENT: Sunnyside Events for November

From the Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance Saturday afternoon, November 11, 2:30 to 4 p.m.Henry Wright celebration and dedication of a National Register plaque(Henry Wright, the co-architect and planner of Sunnyside Gardens)Light refreshments beginning at 2:30 p.m.All Saints’ Church Undercroft, 43-12 46th Street.Weather permitting, we will unveil the plaque at 4 p.m. Wednesday evening, November 29, […]

ALERT: Town hall Meeting on the First Avenue Estates, November 9th

Help Save 429 East 64th Street and 430 East 65th Street!We have one more chance to save this important piece of the City and Suburban First Avenue Estate.With the help of Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is finally holding a hearing to designate and protect these two buildings. In 1990, in a bad […]

ALERT: 70 Lefferts Place to be calendared

Via Council Member Letitia James, we’ve had word that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has decided to calendar #70 Lefferts Place on this coming Tuesday for a public hearing.This is a critical next step in the process of saving the house–once it’s on the calendar, no demolition permits can be drawn for it. Our work isn’t […]

ALERT: New HD on the Upper East Side

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts is pleased to announce that an expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District has been listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. The expanded district includes portions of Lexington Avenue and residential sidestreets between East 60th and East 75th Streets. To […]

NEWS: Press Roundup on 980 Madison Avenue Hearing

None of these articles really recreates the experience of a four-hour public hearing, though they’re all worth a look. In brief, about 50 people spoke – 30 against & 20 for. The proponents were excited by the architecture &/or the promise of bringing life & culture to Madison Avenue. The opponents were horrfied by the […]

ALERT: Help Save #70 Lefferts Place

From David Conrad, Lefferts Place Civic Association, [email protected] : Thanks so much for your help in writing or petitioning the Landmarks Preservation Commission about #70 Lefferts Place. Due to all the letters and petitions they’ve received, the commission is currently doing an in-depth study of the house before deciding whether to begin the landmarking process.We’re […]

NEWS: Cooper Union's Construction Schedule; wave goodbye to the Hewitt Building

We are pleased to inform you that The Cooper Union is preparing to begin construction of our new academic building at 41 Cooper Square (Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets). F.J. Sciame Construction Company is putting up a construction fence around the building in preparation for the demolition process, which will commence in mid-November. […]