Soul Searching for the City

Is New York losing its soul?Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues Today’s New York City is safer and more economically robust than anyone could have imagined in the gritty 1970s, or even the early 1990s. But there is more to city life than economic success. […]

96th – 110th Street Survey Project Update

The LANDMARK WEST! volunteer survey crew has been hard at work, and we’ve got the photos to prove it! Over a dozen lovers of the Upper West Side have volunteered their cameras, their time and their fascination for architecture to the LW! 96th to 110th Street Survey Project. Visit our website to see examples of […]

Learn how to Care for Landmark Properties and Gardnes

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Presents: Getting it Right: From Historic Properties to Urban LandscapesSponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Janet Younkman and Jason Auerbach, Private Mortgage Bankers An enlightening series on Wednesday evenings sharing successful strategies for renovation, restoration, and gardening in New York’s historic neighborhoods, featuring prominent keynote speakers, and panels […]

Next Up at the LPC: Fiske Terrace/Midwood Park!

From the New York TimesAging Beauties, Factory-MadeBy JENNIFER BLEYERSeptember 30, 2007 Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park look and feel much as they did a century ago, when the conjoined neighborhoods were built on razed farmland in central Brooklyn. Their grand wood frame houses in the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles, with broad front porches, […]

Trying to Preserve a Busy, Historic Library in Queens

From the New York Times (alas, the article spends more energy talking about Queens’ ethnic diversity than the importance of preserrving its past, but the attention is appreciated): Seeking Protection for a Library With a Fabled Past By SAKI KNAFOSeptember 30, 2007 THE Elmhurst Community Library, a Georgian Revival building on Broadway and 51st Avenue […]

Save The Bowery: Zoning Forum

BOWERY ZONING FORUMThursday, 10/11/076:30 pm 10 Stanton Street (Between Chrystie St. and Bowery/1 Block below Houston St.) The historic, low-rise character of the Bowery is rapidly being destroyed due to inadequate zoning protection. Low rise buildings are being torn down and replaced by high-rise dormitories, boutique hotels and luxury buildings which are out-of-scale with the […]

Learn about Victorian Art

METROPOLITAN CHAPTER of THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IN AMERICA LECTURETuesday, October 9, 6 PMTrue to Nature: Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand in the 1840s Dr. Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum and author of the catalog “American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876” The confluence of […]