No Action, But Many Questions at Community Meeting on Congregation Shearith Israel's Development Plans

Community Board 7 (CB7) did not vote at last night’s “informational” meeting, a misnomer since more questions than answers emerged about Congregation Shearith Israel’s (CSI’s) plans to build a 105′-tall building, including five floors of luxury condos stacked on top of a new community house, on the low-rise, brownstone-scale midblock of West 70th Street. No […]

Congregation Shearith Israel Back at CB 7

Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) wants to erect a 105’-tall luxury condo building behind its Landmark synagogue on West 70th Street, in the heart of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. The proposed building is more than twice the height of the brownstones that define this historic block. Such an out-of-place building requires at […]

Find Out About The Ferry!

The Staten Island Museum presents: All Aboard: The History of the Staten Island Ferry Thursday, October 18, 2007, 7 pmat the Staten Island Museum75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten IslandFREE! In celebration of the reissue of New York Municipal Ferryboats, the informative and popular book by the late Vince Sweeney, with updates by Historian Barnett Shepherd, a […]

Events and News from DOCOMOMO

DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-StateVisit the website at chapter’s general email is: [email protected] October 2007 DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State co-sponsored event: Donald Albrecht on Saarinen’s Bell Labs CampusTuesday October 30, 7:30 pm, Holmdel, NJDOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State, as co-sponsor, invites you to a lecture by Donald Albrecht on the architecture and landscape design of Eero Saarinen’s […]

Lower East Side Walking Tour

THE “EDIFICE COMPLEX” ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE Sunday,October 21, 2007 11.15PMFeaturing : Historian-led walking tour of Lower East Side ends with annotated viewing and discussion of vintage Yiddish film, The Living Orphan-filmed on East Broadway The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is sponsoring a public walking tour, The ”Edifice Complex” on the Lower East […]

Book Launchs, Grants and More

From Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian, [email protected] Book Launch #1: “Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill,” by James RennerMy office is thrilled to announce the recent release of a new book about Upper Manhattan by James Renner, our very own Community Historian for District 12. To learn all about the book and purchase copies, visit […]

St. Vincent's Plan Revealed, NYU Long Term Plans, the Truth about Trump and more

St. Vincent’s/Rudin Development Plan Unveiled: On Wednesday, St. Vincent’s Hospital and developers the Rudin family unveiled their initial draft plans for a new hospital and several new luxury housing developments on the current St. Vincent’s Hospital site. The plan is to tear down all eight of their current hospital buildings east of 7th Avenue, and […]

Fall Events for Modern Architecture Enthusasists

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State presents its second fall event: Gallery Tour: “Lost Vanguard, Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–1932”Saturday October 20, 2:30 pm, MoMA DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State has organized a gallery tour of “Lost Vanguard, Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–1932.” Richard Pare, whose photographs comprise the exhibition will lead the tour. The exhibition features 80 of Pare’s photographs […]

What Does PlaNYC mean for Parks?

From Partnerships for Parks, Please join us at a special event at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. On Monday, October 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., join Adrian Benepe, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, as he answers the question: What does PlaNYC mean for parks? Commissioner […]

Fall and Winter Programs from GVSHP

Our Little Italies: Past, Present, and FutureA lecture with Dr. Jerome Krase Tuesday, October 23Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall239 Thompson Street6:30-8:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. In this illustrated talk, Prof. Jerry Krase, Murray Koppelman Professor and Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College, discusses the transformation of “Little Italies” throughout the United States. Once vital and vibrant […]