LPC Ready To Move on NoHo; Demoliiton Plans Delayed

Developer Cries Foul as Landmarks Panel Delays NoHo ProjectBY BRADLEY HOPE – Staff Reporter of the SunJanuary 3, 2008URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/68867 In an unusual move, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is refusing to give clearance to a developer seeking to build an as-of-right apartment building in NoHo. Adam Gordon is planning to tear down […]

Admiral's Row Public Meeting: December 11th

More on the Row soon….This ‘Admiral’ is demotedBy Dana RubinsteinThe Brooklyn Paper This may be your last chance to save the Admirals Row. On Dec. 11, the National Guard, which still controls the 10 150-year-old mansions in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will hold its first public hearing about the fate of the buildings, the embodiment […]

And down it goes….213 Pearl Street being demolished

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/1830s-warehouse-in-lower-manhattan-is-demolished/The site provides an opportunity for readers to comment. November 7, 2007, 4:53 pm1830s Warehouse in Lower Manhattan Is DemolishedBy David W. Dunlap History is disappearing by the inch today on Pearl Street.A five-story, 176-year-old warehouse between John and Platt Streets that survived the great fire of 1835 — and every other calamity to befall […]

In Athens, Thousands Care About Art Deco

Can you imagine thousands of New Yorkers coming out to protest the proposed demolition of a building? And…would it do any good? From the New York Times: Athens Rally Defends Art Deco Building Thousands of protesters demonstrated yesterday in Athens to prevent the demolition of an Art Deco building near a new museum on the […]

Pearl Street Updates: What Will Be Left?

From The Committee for the Preservation of Historic Pearl Streethistoricpearlstreet@earthlink.nethttp://www.historicpearlstreet.org/ Update – 11/05/07213 Pearl StreetDemolition is expected to begin on Tues. Nov. 6th at 213 Pearl Street, though a detail in the permitting process for the project may postpone the work. It does not appear that owner, The Lam Group will plan to rebuild the […]

213 Pearl Street; Still Coming Down?

www.amny.com/news/local/am-wtc1104,0,5612832.story amNY.comHistorians fight to save city buildingThe Associated Press November 5, 2007 NEW YORK (AP) — Historians are trying to save a Manhattan building that is “a rare surviving relic” of New York’s 19th-century world trade center that is to be demolished to make way for a new hotel. The Greek Revival warehouse is in […]

More Demolition on Pearl Street

From Alan Solomon, eastfour@earthlink.nethttp://www.historicpearlstreet.org NEW YORK’S HISTORIC TRADE CENTER TARGETED FOR DEMOLITION 213 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan, an 1831 Greek revival warehouse, is targeted for demolition. According to historians, it is the last structure from New York’s first world trade district. The five-story brick and granite building had survived alongside two additional warehouses of […]

Demolition Begun on Historic Bank Building

And this is why some kind of demoltion delay legislation would be more than slightly helpful… Neighbors mourn former Long Island City Savings Bank BY NICHOLAS HIRSHONDAILY NEWS WRITER Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 4:00 AM This may be the architectural equivalent of crying over spilled milk. Residents who grew up admiring a neoclassical Long Island […]

Online Petition to Save the Playpen

The Committee To Save The Playpen Theater is looking for signatures for its online petition to save NYC’s oldest vaudeville Theater, the Playpen on 8th Avenue between 43rd & 44th Streets, which was known as the Ideal Theatre in 1916. The clock is ticking on this Beaux Art gem. Demolition permits are pending , and […]

Yes, there really is a committee to save the Playpen

Committee To Save The PlaypenTheaterFor Immediate Release Contact: Michael Perlman,NYC Preservationist & theater enthusiast(917) 446-7775unlockthevault@hotmail.com Orlando LopesTheater Historical Society of America, NYC Dir.(631) 225-7071 Oldest Extant Vaudeville Theater Slated For Demolition:Preservationists’ Plea & Proposal NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 11, 2007) – Citywide preservationists and theater historians are calling on developer Daniel Tishman of Tishman Realty […]