"Ocean on the Park" Houses Given Go Ahead by Community Board

From Brownstoner: http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/10/oceans_13_a_bid.php “Last night, the board members of Community Board 9 unanimously approved an effort to convince the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate a row of 13 rowhouses on Ocean Avenue. The “Ocean on the Park” houses, as they are being called, consist of ten limestones designed by the well-known architect Axel Hedman (who […]

Cutting Off The Finger?

From Philip DePaolo, pdepaolo@nyc.rr.com Board of Standards and Appeals public hearing on 144 N. Eighth St. (a.k.a. the “Finger Building”). BSA offices (40 Rector St., between Washington Street and the West Side Highway, in Manhattan, sixth floor), Oct. 16, 10 am. Call (212) 788-8547 for information. In 2004, Mendel Brach and a partner, paid $7 […]

CB to consider supporting West-Park landmark designation

On Thursday evening, October 11, Community Board 7 Parks and Preservation Committee members will meet for a presentation on West-Park Presbyterian Church and may consider a resolution supporting a NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearing for the beloved building. Citing its beauty and architectural significance, LANDMARK WEST! first petitioned the Landmarks Commission in 1985 to […]

Forest Hills' Rezoning Gains Community Board Approval

From the Queens ChronicleForest Hills Rezone Proposal Gets CB 6’s Unanimous Nodby Colin Gustafson, Assistant Editor Homeowners in southern Forest Hills moved one step closer last week to seeing their quiet residential enclave rezoned to protect its lower-density character amid a surge of new real-estate development. Last week, Community Board 6 unanimously approved a city […]

Community Board Approves Landmark Effort for Lower East Side

From the Downtown Express C.B. 3 says historic district is key to L.E.S. futureBy Sruthi Pinnamaneni The Lower East Side Preservation Coalition, an alliance of neighborhood groups, made a leap forward in its efforts to create a 20-block historic district on July 24, when Community Board 3 gave its stamp of approval to the project. […]

Shearith Israel Held over at Community Board

From Landmark West! Preservation Push-Back Against Condo Plan: Public Meeting on Congregation Shearith Israel Proposal Held Off Until September Back in June — nearly 3 months after submitting its application to develop a luxury condo building/community house at 8 West 70th Street to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) — Congregation Shearith Israel seemed […]

The Lower East Side Needs Your Help

From Margaret Hughes, Director of ImMigrant Heritage ProjectLower East Side Tenement Museum, mhughes@tenement.org Last week, the Lower East Side Preservation Coalition made a strong presentation to Community Board 3’s Parks, Recreation, Waterfront and Landmarks Committee requesting the support of CB3 for the Lower East Side Historic District. After this presentation, the Parks, Recreation, Waterfront and […]

Community Board Continues to Fight Proposed Development of landmark building

06/25/2007Historic district shielded By Gary Buiso Without discussion, Community Board 6 last week unanimously turned its nose up at a luxury condo development that would rupture the height limitations imposed by a historic district. The board agreed with its Land Use Committee, who previously voted to reject Two Trees Management’s proposal for 130 Court Street, […]

GTS Approved (somewhat) by Community Board

From Chelsea Now C.B. 4 to Seminary: Ninth Ave. building still too…. By Albert Amateau Community Board 4 on Wednesday reaffirmed its response to the new plans for the General Theological Seminary’s proposed mixed-use seven-story building for Ninth Ave. and for a smaller academic building on 20th St. in the seminary’s Chelsea Sq. campus. In […]

Congregation Shearith Israel's Luxury Condo Plan is Back

From Landmark West! After a more than a year of watching and waiting, Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) is back with its controversial plan to develop 5 stories of luxury condos on top of a new community house at 8 West 70th Street. Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss […]