What the City Council Proposals Really Mean

The City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday, May 2 at 10am at 250 Broadway to contemplate 11 bills which, if passed, will greatly change the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in some very damaging ways. The first batch of bills are ones which were previously proposed and have been sitting in committee […]

What the new Landmarks Designation Process Would Look Like

Request is submitted to LPC. LPC shall create and maintain a publicly accessible database of RFEs.  Database will include: (532A) Name of person making request Address of property to be evaluated Current status of evaluation Resolution of request Request is sent to RFE Committee within 120 days (approx. 4 months). RFE Committee must make written […]

Proposed Bill to Alter the Landmark Designation Process (Economic Argument Bill)

Intro 846, the Economic Argument Bill, (text below)  fundamentally alters the way which the City judges properties to merit landmark protection by elevating a narrow definition of economic worth over the multiple benefits of landmark designation as set out in the Landmarks Law. The Landmarks Law (N.Y. ADC. LAW § 25-301) states that “as a […]

Proposed Bill to Change Replacement Materials in Landmark Buildings

Intro 845A, the Replacement Materials Bill (text below), would significantly change the way the Commission regulates designated properties and would undermine the basic benefit of LPC oversight in helping to gradually return areas to a more historically-appropriate condition.  One of the things that historic designation achieves is the improvement of the condition of the building […]

Proposed Bill to Create A Timeline on the Landmarks Designation Process

Int. No.   By Council Member Lander       A LOCAL LAW       ..Title   To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the landmarks preservation commission to create a timeline for the designation process.   ..Body           Be it enacted […]

Proposed Bill to Allow Appeals of Denied RFEs

Int. No.   By Council Member Lander ..Title   A LOCAL LAW To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the landmarks preservation commission to allow denied requests for evaluation to be nominated to the landmarks preservation commission entire body for a vote.   Be it enacted by […]

Proposed Bill for Landmarks to maintain an online database of RFEs

Int. No. 532-A By Council Member Garodnick   A LOCAL LAW   To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the landmarks preservation commission to maintain a publicly available database for requests for evaluation.     Be it enacted by the Council as follows:   Section 1.   Section […]

Proposed Bill for Timely Consideration of RFEs by Landmarks Commission

Int. No. 222-A   By Council Members Lappin, Lander, Brewer, Chin, Comrie, Mendez, Van Bramer and Williams   A LOCAL LAW   To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to timely consideration of requests for evaluation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.   Be it enacted by the Council as […]

Film Screening and Discussion: The Bungalows of Rockaway

Monday, June 11, 6:30pm Film Screening and Discussion: The Bungalows of Rockaway Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalows, Queens Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at East 2nd Street, Manhattan After a sold-out screening of the film’s excerpts in 2008, HDC brings back the popular 2010 documentary film, “The Bungalows of Rockaway,” produced by Jennifer Callahan and […]