Interview with LPC Chair Robert Tierney

The Sheriff of Landmarks Robert Tierney, chairman of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, talks about 980 Madison and the controversy that pit author Tom Wolfe against developer Aby Rosen.By Tom Acitelli, from the New York Observer.

Burling Slip Playground Approved by Landmarks

From the precognitive New York Times February 14, 2007Metro Briefing New YorkManhattan: Landmarks Panel Approves Experimental Playground By DIANE CARDWELL An experimental playground planned for Burling Slip near the South Street Seaport took a step closer to fruition yesterday with unanimous approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. At the commission’s request, designers at the Rockwell […]

A Budget Analysis, and a Call for more Funds for the LPC

From the Citizen’s Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation Mayor Bloomberg released his proposed Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008) budget on Thursday, January 25th. Overall, the budget was considered to be an easy one to swallow, featuring tax cuts, increased baseline funding for parks and cultural institutions (a first, as far asanyone can […]

LPC Declines Landmarking Renaissance Casino; calenders Mahattan Avenue Historic District

Went to the LPC this morning; heard the Manhattan Avenue HD get calendared (40 buildings between 104 –106th Streets, one block west of Central Park – map will probably be poste don LPC website soon). District is mostly rowhouses, built between 1885-1890 by three different architects, including C.P.H. Gilbert, in very good condition with nice […]

Upcoming Actions At LPC

This just in; the LPC will be considering these items on Tuesday, February 13th: Item Proposed for Designation Item No. 1 LP-2172Borough of QueensSOHMER PIANO COMPANY (FACTORY), 31-01 Vernon Boulevard (aka 11-02 to 11-16 31st Avenue), Queens.Landmark Site: Borough of Queens Tax Map Block 503, Lot 5 HDC strongly supported this designation; at the time […]