Illustrated Lecture on Vernacular Architecture in Fabulous Surroundings

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friends forAN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE BY Andrew Dolkart“New York: Vernacular City”Wednesday, April 18, 20076:00 pm The lecture and after-party with wine and light food will take place in a dramatic, circa-1904 apartment in the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District(between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue) Tickets are $50 and […]

Manhattan House to be considered for landmark status

MANHATTAN HOUSE, highlighted in FRIENDS’ exhibit “Landmarks of the Future” will be heard for landmark designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 10th, 2007. Located at 200 East 66th Street, Manhattan House is New York City’s first “white brick” apartment building and is one of the most influential examples of post-war housing in New […]

Talking about Saving Domino Sugar

From the Downtown Brooklyn Star Dateline : Thursday, March 29, 2007Don’t Let It Fall Like DominosBy Phil Guie This past Saturday, the City Reliquary in Williamsburg held an event that wasn’t exactly half-baked. On the contrary, the various homemade treats featured as part of the Don’t Demolish Domino Bake Sale, co-sponsored by the Waterfront Preservation […]

City Council OKs 5 LPC Comissioners, 4 Renewals & 1 New

From the New York Observer: The City Council on Wednesday unanimously reappointed four commissioners–and appointed one–to the 11-member Landmarks Preservation Commission. Four of the five, including new commissioner Diana Chapin, hail from the outer-boroughs. (Ms. Chapin is the executive director of the Queens Library Foundation.)

Tottenville Landmark Continues to Deteriorate

From the Staten Island Advance Tensions rise over landmarked home in TottenvilleNeighbor tells police and City Hall that owner of the decaying house threatened her familyThursday, March 29, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITERSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A battered landmark house in Tottenville is sparking anger and now fear, with some complaining that nothing has been […]

Sunnyside Residents Speak

From the Queens Chronicle Don’t Landmark Sunnyside Dear Editor: Regarding the lack of debate in Sunnyside Gardens over the Special Planned Community Preservation District now in place and the push by a small group to landmark the district.Many of us who found out about landmarking at the first government meeting on Nov. 29 thought we […]

Cobble Hill Community Board Rejects "Modern" Townhouses on Design

From Courier-Life 03/23/2007Raspberry for tony townhouses – Land Use Committee doesn’t welcome Columbia St. planBy Gary Buiso Maybe Brooklyn just isn’t ready for the “Guggenheim” just yet. Community Board 6 last week turned away a variance request seeking approval to construct three modern townhouses on a vacant lot, a proposal the applicant compared to the […]

Events At & For the Merchant's House

From Merchant’s House Museum29 East Fourth StreetNew York, NY 10003212-777-1089 Sunday, April 1, Noon to 5 pmNo April Foolin’, Admission Today is Free Be the first to take a tour of our new family-friendly exhibition, “Don’t Be Fooled”: A Mid-19th Century Mix Up. See if you can identify all the “hidden” objects. Then enjoy […]

Save Coney Island Demonstration Tomorrow

The Gowanus Lounge: Save Coney Island Demonstration Details Save Coney Island Demonstration Tomorrow“Join us on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan as we protest Thor Equities’ proposal to build high rise, luxury condos in heart of the Amusement District in Coney Island. Help us to create a grand spectacle to exemplify the true spirit […]

Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Not Well Recieved

From the New York Sun Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Is Drawing Fire in Queens BY ELIOT BROWN – Special to the SunMarch 29, 2007URL: Jamaica residents and local legislators are criticizing the city’s planned rezoning of the Queens neighborhood. The 368-block plan is part of the Department of City Planning’s effort to rezone much of […]