NEWS: $37M expansion for Queens Museum of Art

From the Queens Courier: PETE DAVISThursday, October 12, 2006 2:39 PM CDT The Queens Museum of Art released their design plans for its major expansion project, which will include more space inside for galleries and a new design for its east facade. The Queens Museum of Art released their design plans for its major expansion […]

ALERT: Trump Condo Hotels, Historic Fire Patrols & Big Glass Buildings

From GVSHP www.gvshp.orgTrump Condo-Hotel Decision Expected Soon:A decision from the City on whether or not to allow ‘condo-hotels’ in manufacturing zones, such as the proposal by Donald Trump and partners for a 45-story ‘condo-hotel’ at Spring and Varick Streets, is expected soon. The decision will determine whether or not neighborhoods throughout Lower Manhattan and much […]

EVENT: Barry Lewis Visits Sunnyside Gardens on Channel 13 & Celebration of Sunnyside Park's 80th Birthday

Dear neighbors, Our friend and advisor Barry Lewis reminds us that WNET is currently re-broadcasting its popular series of “Walks.” And this isn’t a pledge drive, so they’re being presented without interruption. Of special interest to us, “A Walk Through Queens with David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis,” will be shown on Channel 13 tonight […]

ALERT: Change in Date for the Automat Hearing

From LANDMARK WEST! [email protected] You marked your calendars – and probably bent over backwards – to attend the public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. Now, for reasons beyond Landmark West’s knowledge or control, LPC has changed its schedule for that morning. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CALENDARS AS FOLLOWS: Former […]

ALERT: Bay Improvement Group Fall Public Meeting

The BIG Coalition-Fall Public MeetingTuesday, Oct. 17th, 8PM Golden Gate InnShore Parkway & Knapp St. ALL INVITED to hear about the latest developments in our community. Venice Marina is planning another mall again! The “Rainbow Lanes” building has been cleaned up. Golden Gate Inn has new ownership. The old “Bay Club” is heading toward 18 […]

NEWS: NY Times on Dorothy Day Cottages & Keller Hotel

Five Years On, an Emptiness That LingersNew York Times – United States…The Landmarks Preservation Commission thought it had an understanding with Mr. DiScala to preserve the Dorothy Day cottage as a landmark. …At a Hotel for Sailors, a Squall on the HorizonNew York Times – United States…In response to pressure from the Greenwich Village Society […]

ALERT: Help Save the Uper West Side Stables & Automat

Countdown to October 17 Landmarks Hearing on Stables and Automat The big day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, October 17, 2006, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold public hearings on three potential Upper West Side landmarks. The Automat hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the stables hearings will begin at approximately 11 […]

ALERT: New Director of City Planning Brooklyn Office

From Amanda Burden, Commissioern, Department of City Planning: I am extremely pleased to announce the selection of Purnima Kapur as the new Director of the Brooklyn Office. She is replacing Regina Myer, who will be joining the Hudson Yards Development Corporation after 22 years with the Department.Purnima has been with City Planning for 17 years, […]