Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park HD to be heard on October 16

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering the Fiske Terrace- Midwood Park neighborhood in Brooklyn for designation as a New York City historic district. On September 19, 2006 the Commission calendared the proposed historic district for a public hearing to be held October 16, 2007.Click here to read more about this largely intact, early 20th century […]

LPC Designates 4 houses and 3 pools

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved landmark status for two Federal style buildings at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village, as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to preserve examples of the City’s development following the Revolutionary War.Read more. Also, two Turn-of-the 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Mansions in Midtown Manhattan Earn Landmark […]

Village Federals Landmarked, MTA proposal still open for comment, CB 2 endorses South Village proposal

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, www.gvshp.org Two More Federal-Era Houses GVSHP Fought to Protect Are Landmarked: Today the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to landmark two more surviving federal-era houses (1790-1835) of the thirteen that the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) and the NY Landmarks Conservancy (NYLC) proposed […]

Tomorrow at LPC – McCarren Pool, Federal Houses, Webster Hall & DUMBO!

NOTE: only the items to be heard will be accepting testimony. LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of Title 25, chapter 3 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (Sections 25-307, 25-308, 25,309, 25-313, 25-318, 25-320) (formerly Chapter 8-A, Sections 207-6.0, 207-7.0, 207-12.0, […]

Proposed LPC Designations of July 24th

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding a public hearing on the proposed designations of 511 and 513 Grand Street in Manhattan, and the proposed Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District in Brooklyn, on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. The hearings will take place at the Commission’s offices, located at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, beginning […]

Coming up at LPC

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSIONPUBLIC MEETINGTuesday, July 17, 2007Approximate time: 9:30 – 9:45 Item No. 1LP-2271 ITEM PROPOSED FOR CALENDARING LORD & TAYLOR BUILDING, 424-434 Fifth Avenue, aka 1-11 West38th Street and 2-14 West 39th Street Manhattan.Landmark Site: Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Block 840, Lot 41

Douglaston Hill House to be decided on at City Council

From the New York SunCouncil Weighs Historic District DisputeBY ELIOT BROWN – Special to the SunJuly 13, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/58408 A protracted dispute between a Queens couple and the city is nearing a terminus, as the City Council is mulling over the historic status of a Douglaston home. The micro-battle, which could come to an end […]

Preservationist Sought for Questioning for Giving Public Testimony

We are appalled at this attack on a citizen preservationist for merely reading previously submitted testimony from a public official into the public record. We were there at the hearing and Ms. Parkhouse, who is a longtime preservation volunteer and member of the Boards of HDC, was clear in her statement, which was recorded as […]

One Paper, 3 articles on Landmarks

City taps Sunnyside GardensNew York Daily NewsBY DONALD BERTRAND The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously last week to designate the 16-block, 54-acre Sunnyside Gardens as a historic district. Housing vs. preservation for Domino Sugar plantNew York Daily NewsBY RACHEL MONAHAN A huge red sign on the Williamsburg waterfront reads “SAVE DOMINO” – and symbolizes […]

You dance with the one that brought you: Queens local press on Sunnyside landmark designation

From the Queens Chronicle Sunnyside’s ‘Garden City’ Earns Designation by Jennifer Manley , Assistant Editor After years of preservationists pushing for it, months of impassioned arguments against it, and even a few last-minute protests, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has ended the debate in Sunnyside Gardens — voting unanimously Tuesday to designate it a historic district.The […]