Two new landmarks for Staten Island

For Staten Island warehouse, mansion, landmark statusby Staten Island AdvanceTuesday October 30, 2007, 6:30 PM The city today landmarked a warehouse in Elm Park and a 19th century Todt Hill home, despite opposition from the owner of one of the properties, the former Standard Varnish Works. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the […]

Lang Lauds Landmarking Lollapalooza

From amNew York Landmarking booms as developers loomBy Justin Rocket Silverman, amNewYork Staff 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 […]

Report from the LPC DUMBO hearing

The DUMBO hearing at LPC went astonishingly well, over 30 people spoke in favor – including Jed Walentas. The BID, who had been problematic about the designation , spoke in vague support – mostly to ask the LPC to make sure that the area’s Belgian block streets were protected (and restored) and asking that LPC […]

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:

Overwhelming Support for designation for Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park

Status symbol’ for us – Overwhelming support for landmark designation By Helen Klein One person called it a veritable love-fest. At a hearing held by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) earlier this month, speaker after speaker rhapsodized about the possibility of conferring historic district status on Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park, two neighborhoods within […]

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 […]

Report from the Prospect Heights Landmark Meeting

Big thanks to Norman Oder for his detailed account of last night’s meeting in Prospect Heights.Here’s the key bit –“LPC’s Betts explained that, thanks to new funding from the mayor and City Council, the commission has for the first time in 16 years begun to survey neighborhoods on its own, so it is well into […]

Forum on Landmarks in Prospect Heights tonight

On Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00PM, please join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council and invited guest speakers for a community forum on historic designation for Prospect Heights, to be held in the auditorium of P.S. 9, 80 Underhill Avenue at St. Marks Avenue. Prospect Heights has remained remarkably free from large-scale physical change, making […]

Summer Fun at the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Here’s a look at what the LPC has been up to in July and August… July 10thPublic Hearing07-4488175 9th Avenue – Chelsea Historic DistrictAs you have probably heard, the General Theological Seminary applied to demolish an existing 1960 building and construct two new buildings on its campus. HDC approved of the demolition of the present […]

First Legal Work in Sunnyside Gardens in a long time

From the Queens Tribune (would it kill them to get the facts straight?) First Facelift Approved For Sunnyside Gardens By MICHAEL CUSENZA After earning coveted landmark status in June, Sunnyside Gardens, one of only four Special Planned Community Preservation Districts in the City, is getting some work done. The City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved […]