Following up on the Peck Slip Redo

From the Downtown Express The proposed “ghost ship” design for Peck Slip met with unhappy reviews when the Parks Department presented it to Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee on March 13. Neighborhood residents at the meeting asked the Parks Department to redesign the space to create a more park-like atmosphere while still respecting the slip’s […]

Manhattan Boro President Convenes Landmarks Taskforce & Gets An Earful

From the Villager Preservationists hail a landmark meeting by BeepBy Albert Amateau Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer last week brought together preservation advocates and leaders of the borough’s 12 community boards to talk about ways to enhance Manhattan’s architectural and cultural heritage. The March 14 meeting was seen as the beginning of a continuing effort […]

Developers Pledge to Lower Sunset Park Tower

From Courier-Life 03/15/2007Developers pledge to slash 42nd St. tower – Original 12-story structure will now only go up 6 floors, they sayBy Lesley Grimm Locals have stopped a proposed high-rise, but want new rules to thwart such projects in the future. In a dramatic turn of events, controversial plans for a high-rise tower in Sunset […]

Council Member Alan Jay Gerson on the Washington Square Park Decision

From the Villager (where else?)Talking Point: Forward and united on Washington Square renovationBy Alan Jay Gerson Now is the time for all sectors of the Washington Square Park community to come together. We need to unite to insist that the Parks Department move forward in accordance with the City Council (“Gerson-Quinn”) agreement. We need to […]

Peck Slip Revised Plan Gets Rejected by Community Board Committees

From The Downtown Express Seaport residents say Peck plan won’t sailBy Skye H. McFarlaneVolume 19, Issue 44, March 16 – 22, 2007 The Parks Department’s new plan for a “ghost ship” piazza at Peck Slip was torpedoed Tuesday night by several Community Board 1 members, who criticized the design as unwelcoming and lacking in greenery. […]

Queens CB 8 Rejects Jamaica Rezoning

From the Times-Ledger Unanimous ‘no’ on Jamaica rezone plan: CB 8By Alex Christodoulides03/08/2007 After a hearing on the City Planning Department’s Jamaica Plan Tuesday night at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 15 members of Community Board 8 unanimously voted not to approve the rezoning initiative. Their recommendation will then be referred to the general CB 8 meeting […]

Not so many plans discusssed for the Seaport

From the Tribeca Trib: Hopes to Hear Seaport Plans Are Dashed By Andrea AppletonPOSTED MARCH 2, 2007 Hoping, finally, to learn the plans for Pier 17 and other properties in the South Street Seaport area, nearly 200 people showed up on Feb. 26 for a long-awaited presentation by the leaseholder, General Growth Properties (GGP). But […]

Following Up on Washington Square Park & Atlantic Avenue

Walentas ‘Independence’ plan back on trackBrooklyn Papers – Brooklyn,NY,USA Community Board 6 rejected the Walentas’s original plan for an 81-foot building in 2005, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission refused to give the company permission to demolish a smaller building on Atlantic Avenue, next to the property, in 2006.But it seems the kinks have been worked […]

Community Board Rejects N-YHS Proposal

From The New York Times Historical Society Loses Round in Fight to Renovate a Landmark By GLENN COLLINSIn a stormy two-hour meeting before 200 neighborhood residents last night, the New-York Historical Society was rebuffed by Community Board 7 in Manhattan, which resoundingly opposed the group’s proposal to renovate the exterior of its landmark building at […]

CB 7 to Vote on New-York Historical Society, March 6

From Landmark West! Please do everything in your power to attend Community Board 7’s public meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, 2007, between 7:00 and 8:00 PM, at the American Bible Society (1865 Broadway at 61st Street). The full, 50-member Board will vote on the Parks & Preservation Committee’s February 8 almost unanimous resolution against the […]