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 […]

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

NYT Sports Columnist Pans the Plans for MSG Engulfing Moynihan Station

Sports of The TimesWith the Dolans Involved, Expect More UglinessBy GEORGE VECSEYJuly 15, 2007 Just wonderful. Now it turns out that the friendly folks from Madison Square Garden, who have enough trouble qualifying the Knicks and the Rangers among the top 16 teams in their leagues, are glomming in on the dream for a new […]

Ely Jacques Kahn Skyscraper Throwing Out Its Windows

From the Modern Architecture Working Group Built in 1950 by Kahn and Jacobs, 1407 Broadway is the one of the first large scale modern structures built in New York City after World War Two. Constructed in the Garment district on a full city block bound by Broadway, 7th avenue, West 39th street and West 38th […]

Report on Midtown Landmarks

From Veronika A. Conant, President, West 54 – 55 Street Block Association, vaconant@yahoo.com Reminder: The next neeting of the West 54 – 55 Street Block Association will be held on Wed, March 21 @ 7 p.m., location to be announced later. Hope you can attend and participate in our discussions about all the issues that […]

It's Alive! Spitzer Administration Makes Moynihan Station a Priority

From the New York Observer Spitzer Aide as Transit Savior:Arise Again, Moynihan Station!By: Matthew SchuermanDate: 2/12/2007Page: 8 On Election Day last November, Vishaan Chakrabarti, the name and face of the private developers that are planning to overhaul Pennsylvania Station and the area around it, called up Patrick Foye, an aide to Governor-to-be Eliot Spitzer, and […]