REPORT: D-Day At the LPC

Yesterday was Designation Day, or D-Day, at the LPC. Fifteen properties were calendared (starting their way down the path to designation), three designated, and thirteen more heard. The items to be calendared were a diverse group spanning two centuries and included townhouses, an apartment complex, a farmhouse, an office and a park. The first two […]

NEWS: 7 Staten Island Buildings Calendered by LPC

From the Staten Island Advance Record 7 Island buildings to be nominated as landmarksPreservation panel pushes to protect historic structures from wave of demolitionTuesday, January 30, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected today to nominate for landmark status a record seven borough buildings at one shot: […]

ALERT: American Da Vinci Code in Lower Manhattan Wall

From The Committee for the Preservation of Historic Pearl Street(917) 862 7910For images & history, see MYSTERIOUS ARTIFACT TO BE REMOVED FROM PEARL STREET, NYCINTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS CONTINUE ATTEMPT TO BREAK AN AUTHENTIC AMERICAN “DA VINCI CODE”A mysterious brickwork artifact found within an 1832 Pearl Street warehouse at the heart of the city’s first world […]

NEWS: Upper Manhattan Churches & Automat Designated

From am New York Make sure to check out this Flash Feature from December about Endangered Buildings throughout the city.Churches, former Automat get landmark statusBY JOHN VALENTINEWSDAY STAFF WRITER January 31, 2007, 10:38 AM ESTTwo Harlem churches were given landmark status in unanimous votes Tuesday by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commision, the first […]

NEWS: 18th Century House or Topless Bar, Which do you think makes the headlines?

From the New York Sun The Day They Talked About Landmarking a Topless BarBY GARY SHAPIRO – Staff Reporter of the SunJanuary 31, 2007URL: The proprietor of a topless bar is attempting to prevent a hotel developer from developing his space two and a half blocks south of ground zero by invoking the Landmarks […]

NEWS: Fulton Transit Center Update

MTA reveals final Fulton planby patrick arden / metro new yorkJAN 30, 2007 MIDTOWN. The final design for the Fulton Street Transit Center was unveiled yesterday. The connector between the E and the R/W trains had been reinstated, and the glass dome, meant to shed light on subway platforms, was scaled down but still distinct […]

ALERT: Mega Dorm & Federal Houses Update

from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, NYU Dorm/Post Office Air Rights Hearing: Next Tuesday, February 6th, the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) will hear an appeal filed by neighbors of the planned 26-story NYU mega-dorm on East 12th Street, challenging the decision by the NYC Department of Buildings to allow the […]

ALERT: Join in the Fight – Save Our Skyline

SAVE OUR SKYLINE … or Kiss It Goodbye As reported in the New York Times on November 1, 2006, the New-York Historical Society plans to: 1) Build a 280-foot glass apartment tower cantilevered over the Landmark. 2) Add a large penthouse directly on top of the Landmark. 3) Redesign the Central Park West façade of […]

EVENT: Tour of Federal Hall with ICA&CA

FEDERAL HALL NATIONAL MEMORIALThursday, February 8, 5:30pm Erected on the site of the inauguration of George Washington, as well as the first congress and supreme court, the current Federal Hall opened in 1842 as the country’s first Customs House. One of the best surviving examples of classical architecture in New York, Federal Hall underwent extensive […]

NEWS: Two SOM Buildings Calendared for Landmark Status

Vote on Landmark Status Set for Manhattan HouseBY GARY SHAPIRO – Staff Reporter of the SunJanuary 29, 2007URL: A sprawling white-brick Upper East Side apartment building, which was once inhabited by Grace Kelly and Benny Goodman and inspired other uptown modernist buildings, may become a landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to vote […]