LPC Chair Robert Tierney's Statement about the LPC Budget

This is Mr. Tierney’s statement before City Council at today’s Preliminary Budget Hearing. It serves as an interesting self-summation of the agency’s work in the past year. TESTIMONY OF ROBERT B. TIERNEY, LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION CHAIR,BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL LAND USE COMMITTEEMARCH 8, 2007 Good morning Chairwoman Katz and Honorable Councilmembers. I am Bob Tierney, […]

LPC Commissioner (re)Appointment Hearings, March 27

There’s been a lot of talk about which of the LPC Commissioners is going to be having re-appointment hearings and are there any new candidates. This is from the City Council calender. Does anyone know anything about Diana Chapin? Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Committee(s) on: Rules, Privileges & ElectionsTime: 10:00 AMLocation: Council Chambers – City […]

City Council to Hold First Hearing on LPC Budget, March 8

Make sure to get there at 11am to hear the agency testify (and in years past, CM Katz has let the public testify immediately after the agency rather than wait until 2pm). Committee(s) on: Land UseTime: 11:00 AMLocation: Committee Room – City HallChairperson(s): Melinda R. KatzDetails: New York City Council Fiscal Year 2008 Preliminary Budget, […]

Report on the Candidate Forum

Picture from the Queens Ledger. The article is brief but does mention that “The candidates were unanimous in wanting a stronger Brooklyn presence on the Landmarks Commission, in wanting more historic districts for the area (Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park have been calendared), and in advocating for new zoning to protect some of the older, […]

A Budget Analysis, and a Call for more Funds for the LPC

From the Citizen’s Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation Mayor Bloomberg released his proposed Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008) budget on Thursday, January 25th. Overall, the budget was considered to be an easy one to swallow, featuring tax cuts, increased baseline funding for parks and cultural institutions (a first, as far asanyone can […]

HDC Publishes Online Voter's Guide for City Council Race

Thanks everyone who came out last Thursday for the candidate forum. We thought it was a big success, with more than 100 attendees and 9 out of 11 candidates showing up (and staying the whole time!). For pictures, Xris at the Flatbush Gardner was in the audience and kindly posted photos, http://flatbushgardener.blogspot.com/2007/02/40th-district-forum-on-preservation.html for which we’re […]

City Council Hearings on Governors Island & plaNYC 2030 (water edition)

City Council Hearing: Governors IslandDate: Wednesday, February 14 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Committee Room, City Hall Transit: Subway 6 to City Hall For more information: http://www.nyccouncil.info The Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment jointly with the Committee on Parks and Recreation and the Committee on Waterfronts will hold a hearing on “Governors Island: […]

The Future of Flatbush – Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, the Historic Districts Council and the Coalition of Concerned Preservation Voters in the 40th District are sponsoring a public forum with candidates for the City Council’s 40th District special election. As the District includes several historic districts in Flatbush, candidates will discuss important preservation and development concerns including questions of landmark […]

Self-certification & Landmarks discussed at City Council

From Gotham Gazette – http://www.gothamgazette.com/article//20070205/203/2094 Do-It-Yourself Regulation: Stated Meeting 2/1/2007by Joshua BrusteinFebruary 5, 2007 Councilmember Jimmy Vacca sees something threatening his corner of the Bronx. Houses are torn down and bigger ones go up in their places. Calm neighborhoods turn noisy. Cars clog once quiet streets. The city’s zoning laws are supposed to protect Throg’s […]