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 […]

Come help clean up Newkirk Plaza!!

Friends of Newkirk Plaza present Greening the Plaza Day! Saturday May 5th, 2012 Raindate Sunday May 6th, 2012 9am-3pm On Newkirk Plaza Friends of Newkirk Plaza, with enormous support from Flatbush Development Corp., has raised money from many members of our community to fill the empty giant tree planters and hanging flower boxes on the newly […]

Park Slope Historic District Extension!

Landmarks Commission Expands the Park Slope Historic District… In a long-awaited vote, yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the first expansion of the Park Slope Historic District – making the Brooklyn district the largest contiguous swath of landmark buildings in New York City (2,575 buildings vs. Greenwich Village’s collection of 2,315 and the […]

Public forum for St. John the Divine

Title: Public forum for St. John the Divine Location: Bank Street College of Education 610 West 112th Street (Btwn B’Way & RSD) Description: The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is planning to build 2 apartment towers on the northern section of the close, along 113th St between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Drive. Please […]

Yorkville Bank Building Gets Designation!

UPPER EAST SIDE—The Historic Districts Council support the designation of the Yorkville Bank Building at 1511 Third Avenue as an individual landmark. “The elegant Italian Renaissance Revival-style building is not only a handsome addition to Third Avenue’s streetscape, it is also a reminder of the once largely German and Eastern European neighborhood it served and is named […]

Isham Park Centennial-Planning and Gardening Event!

Six To Celebrat 2011- Inwood Join your friends for coffee and donuts in the park! SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2012  10:00 am to 1:00 pm EVERYONE WELCOME! KIDS! ADULTS! PETS! Come learn, strategize, plan and plant! In preparation for the celebration of the Isham Park Centennial this September, please come to a planning and gardening event!  […]

DNAinfo reports on the battle for 240 Columbus Avenue bas relief mural

UPPER WEST SIDE — Almost two years after wealthy Central Park West residents thwarted his dream of opening a wine bar in their neighborhood, would-be restaurateur Greg Hunt is battling another formidable Upper West Side foe — preservationists. Groups including Landmark West and the Historic Districts Council are rallying against Hunt’s plan to tear down a roughly 40-year-old […]

Help Save The Bialystoker Home!

  Friends of the Bialystoker Home urgently needs your help to protect the historic Bialystoker Home for the Aged, threatened by development.   We know there is a serious buyer and hear that a sale is about to happen.  The Bialystoker Board has hired a Public Relations firm to influence elected officials and the media.  We […]