Lang Lauds Landmarking Lollapalooza

From amNew York Landmarking booms as developers loomBy Justin Rocket Silverman, amNewYork Staff Writerjsilverman@am-ny.com October 31, 2007 The defensive shield that protects historic buildings from the whims of real estate developers grew significantly Tuesday, after the city designated seven new landmarks, including a former pencil factory in Greenpoint, Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, and […]

A panapoly of Landmarks tomorrow

DUMBO, East Village individuals, Lord & Taylor’s and more are on for tomorrow. See the New York Times City Room blog for the whole list: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/a-hearing-on-dumbo-and-landmark-votes-on-webster-hall-lord-taylor-and-the-lower-east-side/

DUMBO HD to be heard on 10/30 as well!

On Tuesday, October 30 at 9:00am the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed DUMBO Historic District. One of HDC’s “Neighborhoods at Risk,” we have supported the landmark designation of DUMBO since 1999 when we co-sponsored the inclusion of the area onto the National Register of Historic Places. It’s long past […]

East Village Landmark Sites to be heard by LPC on 10/30

WEBSTER HALL AND FIVE OTHER EAST VILLAGE SITES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR LANDMARKING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th * Fate of 128 E. 13th Street Stable/former Frank Stella Studios Still In Doubt Webster Hall: Next Tuesday, October 30th, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider a proposal to designate Webster Hall at 119-125 East 11th Street […]

Sunnyside Passes City Council Subcommittee Vote

Direct from City Council: http://www.nyccouncil.info/pdf_files/newswire/102_102407_sunnyside.pdf CITY HALL – The subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, chaired by Council Member Jessica Lappin, today recommended landmark status for the historicneighborhood of Sunnyside Gardens in Queens. One of the most significant planned residential communities in New York City, Sunnyside Gardens has achieved national and international recognition […]

Next Up at the LPC: Fiske Terrace/Midwood Park!

From the New York TimesAging Beauties, Factory-MadeBy JENNIFER BLEYERSeptember 30, 2007 Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park look and feel much as they did a century ago, when the conjoined neighborhoods were built on razed farmland in central Brooklyn. Their grand wood frame houses in the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles, with broad front porches, […]

LPC Designates Domino Sugar Factory

From Brownstoner (check it out for the action photos alone) BREAKING! LPC Approves Historic Designation for Domino “Just moments ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to designate the Domino Sugar refinery building as a New York City Landmark, ending once and for all months of speculation about the historic manufacturing building’s fate. Although the […]

Last Word on the Douglaston Hill Extension (we hope)

Douglaston House In District by Liz Rhoades , Managing EditorThe Queens Chronicle It’s official. The City Council voted 47-1 on July 25 to keep a disputed Douglaston house in its landmarked district. Earlier last week, the council’s Land Use Committee voted in favor of the proposal. In the full council vote, only Staten Island Councilman […]

Douglaston Hill House Returned to District

From the Queens Times-Ledger 07/26/2007240th St. home historic: Cityby Joseph Gargiulo and Elizabeth Stein The City Council’s Subcommittee for Landmarks, Public Citing and Maritime Usage decided Monday that a home belonged in the Douglaston Hill Historic District after the owners attempted to have their house exempted from the designation.The 5-2 decision came after a re-evaluation […]