Two new landmarks for Staten Island

For Staten Island warehouse, mansion, landmark statusby Staten Island AdvanceTuesday October 30, 2007, 6:30 PM The city today landmarked a warehouse in Elm Park and a 19th century Todt Hill home, despite opposition from the owner of one of the properties, the former Standard Varnish Works. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the […]

South Village Preservation Efforts Continue

Looking to save S. VillageBefore ‘the wolves’ tear it apart, locals seek historic district statusby amy zimmer / metro new york MANHATTAN. The three 19th Century rowhouses on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine streets — believed to be the inspiration for Edward Hopper’s “Early Sunday Morning” painting — are sagging and deteriorating. If preservationists […]

Demolition Begun on Historic Bank Building

And this is why some kind of demoltion delay legislation would be more than slightly helpful… Neighbors mourn former Long Island City Savings Bank BY NICHOLAS HIRSHONDAILY NEWS WRITER Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 4:00 AM This may be the architectural equivalent of crying over spilled milk. Residents who grew up admiring a neoclassical Long Island […]

Lang Lauds Landmarking Lollapalooza

From amNew York Landmarking booms as developers loomBy Justin Rocket Silverman, amNewYork Staff [email protected] October 31, 2007 The defensive shield that protects historic buildings from the whims of real estate developers grew significantly Tuesday, after the city designated seven new landmarks, including a former pencil factory in Greenpoint, Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, and […]

Come Support Landmark Protection of West-Park Presbyterian Church!

On Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 PM, Community Board 7’s Parks and Preservation Committee will consider passing a resolution calling on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold an official landmark designation hearing for the imperiled West-Park Presbyterian Church (that glorious, 1890s, red-sandstone building anchoring the northeast corner of 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue – […]

Report from the LPC DUMBO hearing

The DUMBO hearing at LPC went astonishingly well, over 30 people spoke in favor – including Jed Walentas. The BID, who had been problematic about the designation , spoke in vague support – mostly to ask the LPC to make sure that the area’s Belgian block streets were protected (and restored) and asking that LPC […]

A panapoly of Landmarks tomorrow

DUMBO, East Village individuals, Lord & Taylor’s and more are on for tomorrow. See the New York Times City Room blog for the whole list:

Overwhelming Support for designation for Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park

Status symbol’ for us – Overwhelming support for landmark designation By Helen Klein One person called it a veritable love-fest. At a hearing held by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) earlier this month, speaker after speaker rhapsodized about the possibility of conferring historic district status on Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park, two neighborhoods within […]

Andrew H. Green Memorial Event

The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office Cordially Invites You to THE FIFTH ANNUALTRIBUTE TO ANDREW H. GREEN, NYC’S FORGOTTEN CIVIC GIANT Borough President Scott M. Stringer & Historian Kenneth T. Jackson are Among Those Scheduled to Speak. Join us in Central Park on Sunday, November 18th as we raise a toast to Andrew H. Green, the […]