Development Looming Over the New-York Historical Society

From Landmark West!: This much is certain, whether it is this year, next year or 5 years from now, the Society intends to move forward with its “Phase 2” tower plan. Here is the question: When will the Society face the community, reveal its plans, and begin the dialogue it evaded in the first round? […]

N-YHS Scales Back

From Landmark West! New-York Historical Society: Back from the Drawing Board with a Scaled-Back Plan…But the Worst is Still to Come Over the past few months, the New-York Historical Society has learned a hard lesson in “you can’t always get what you want.” (Whether they actually NEED what they’re getting is another thing entirely.) What […]

Update on N-YHS

From Landmark West! ([email protected]) No Vote, But Landmarks Commission Sends Historical Society Back to the Drawing BoardAt its public meeting this morning, April 17, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (that is, the 7 out of 11 commissioners who have not had to recuse themselves due to conflicts of interest) sent the New-York Historical Society back to […]

Anger Over N-YHS

From Landmark West! The New-York Historical Society Plays a Real-Estate Shell Game…and the Landmarks Preservation Commission Plays Along The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is determined to hear only testimony from the New-York Historical Society at its public meeting on Tuesday, April 17 (still no time announced), despite our requests to keep the process even-handed and […]

N-YHS Hearing at LPC on April 17

From Landmark West! NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY UPDATE: Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 (time tba). This could be The Vote – remember, the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s decision in these matters is final. Please mark your calendars and make every effort to attend this important public meeting following up on the March […]

Historical Society Plan Provokes Much Testimony, But No Vote, at Landmarks Hearing

From Landmark West! It was a standing-room-only crowd at yesterday’s public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the New-York Historical Society’s plan to drastically alter their “Triple Landmark” on Central Park West between 76th and 77th Streets. Thanks to the more than 60 people who testified, and the many more who looked on (despite […]

N-YHS at LPC on Tuesday, March 20

From Landmark West! NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY at the LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION: The Public Hearing You Can’t Afford to Miss On March 20, 2007 (next Tuesday), the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the New-York Historical Society’s plans to alter its “Triple Crown” Landmark on Central Park West between 76th and 77th […]

Date Set for N-YHS Before LPC

N-YHS NEWSFLASH: The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has set a public hearing date to review the New-York Historical Society project on Tuesday, March 20, (time and location tba). Make sure the LPC hears you! Please email Chair Robert B. Tierney ([email protected]) and cc. key elected officials (contact info below). The Round 1 votes are […]

Community Board Rejects N-YHS Proposal

From The New York Times Historical Society Loses Round in Fight to Renovate a Landmark By GLENN COLLINSIn a stormy two-hour meeting before 200 neighborhood residents last night, the New-York Historical Society was rebuffed by Community Board 7 in Manhattan, which resoundingly opposed the group’s proposal to renovate the exterior of its landmark building at […]

CB 7 to Vote on New-York Historical Society, March 6

From Landmark West! Please do everything in your power to attend Community Board 7’s public meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, 2007, between 7:00 and 8:00 PM, at the American Bible Society (1865 Broadway at 61st Street). The full, 50-member Board will vote on the Parks & Preservation Committee’s February 8 almost unanimous resolution against the […]