Jamaica Savings Bank: maybe this time the designation will stick?

What this story neglects to mention is that the Landmarks Preservation Commission already designated this building not once but twice – and both times the designation was overturned by local politicians (the last one being Archie Spigner, Mr. Comrie’s former boss). Of course the LPC wants his assurances that he will support it! Owner of […]

Jamaica Savings Bank: maybe this time the designation will stick?

What this story neglects to mention is that the Landmarks Preservation Commission already designated this building not once but twice – and both times the designation was overturned by local politicians (the last one being Archie Spigner, Mr. Comrie’s former boss). Of course the LPC wants his assurances that he will support it! Owner of […]

HDC Calls for Preservation of 3 Midtown Manhattan Rowhouses

January 7, 2008 Hon. Robert Tierney, ChairLandmarks Preservation CommissionThe Municipal Building, 9th FloorOne Centre StreetNew York, NY 10007 Re: 41 West 54th Street, 46 West 55th Street and 36 West 56th Street Dear Commissioner Tierney, The Historic Districts Council strongly supports the consideration of the three buildings at 41 West 54th Street, 46 West 55th […]

HDC Calls for Preservation of 3 Midtown Manhattan Rowhouses

January 7, 2008 Hon. Robert Tierney, ChairLandmarks Preservation CommissionThe Municipal Building, 9th FloorOne Centre StreetNew York, NY 10007 Re: 41 West 54th Street, 46 West 55th Street and 36 West 56th Street Dear Commissioner Tierney, The Historic Districts Council strongly supports the consideration of the three buildings at 41 West 54th Street, 46 West 55th […]

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 […]

DUMBO designated

After 9 long years, the deed is done. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/press/12_18_07.pdf for the official word, and then from our friends in the Fourth Estate…. Dumbo Is Now Protected as a Historic DistrictNew York Times, United States – By Sewell ChanLike SoHo and TriBeCa before it, Dumbo has now made its way from neighborhood acronym to historic […]

From the Preservation Archive (project that is): Tales of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

From the Brooklyn Eagle http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=12&id=16944 Review & Comment:Preservation Agonies by Henrik Krogius (Krogius@brooklyneagle.net,published online 11-28-2007 In the spring of 1953 alarm swept Brooklyn Heights. The new Promenade, open to the public for a little over two years, was threatened with view-blocking new warehouses across Furman Street that would rise 20 feet higher than the Promenade’s […]

Preserving Some of the East Village's History

From the New York Post WRECKING BRAWLBATTLE TO SAVE E. VILLAGE’S IMMIGRANT HISTORYBy TOM TOPOUSIS November 26, 2007 — Rapid real-estate development in the East Village has prompted preservationists to try to save the last remnants of the neighborhood’s immigrant history with a bid to landmark six buildings, including an old biscuit factory and Webster […]

Following up – Wright and Wrong Choices for the Guggenheim.

From the New York Times City Room blog http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/guggenheim-will-remain-light-gray/ November 20, 2007, 1:32 pmAre Guggenheim’s True Colors Shining Through?By Sewell Chan The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will remain light gray. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission decided today that the Guggenheim should maintain the same off-white paint shade that it has had since 1992, […]

Guggenheim Museum Color Choice Attracts Attention to Restoration Question

It might seem like a trivial issue, but at its heart – the notion of how to appropriately regulate a landmark is very serious business. How many buildings in historic districts have had replacement windows or bad siding for decades only to be restored to an appropriate condition later? From the New York Sun Guggenheim […]