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 […]

Preserving the Idea of Pennsylvania Station

From the New York Times: July 7, 2007Senator Moynihan’s LegacyEditorial For years now, plans and sometimes mere illusions about ways to replace New York City’s dismal and disheartening Penn Station have been debated, mostly behind closed doors. Now comes the good news that developers Stephen Ross and Steven Roth will finally make public their proposal […]

Meeting to Discuss Preservation of the Elmhurst Carnegie Library

Elmhurst’s “Carnegie” Library (86-01 Broadway), which has celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006, is now imminently endangered. This is one of the few potential landmarks left in Elmhurst with the rampant and tasteless development, and sites of nominal significance. A proposal is being considered that would replace this architectural, cultural, & historical gem in its […]

Is NYC Letting Erasmus High School Rot?

From Flatbush Life 02/22/2007Alarm over Erasmus Hall safety By Helen Klein Is Brooklyn’s little old schoolhouse falling into ruin? That’s the concern that has been voiced about the landmarked 18th century schoolhouse within the courtyard of Erasmus Hall High School, at Flatbush and Church Avenues. According to Community Board 14 member Marshall Tames, the venerable […]

Developers Submit Plans for Landmark Bronx Armory

From the New York Daily News Developers submit plans for ArmoryBY BILL EGBERTWednesday, February 7th, 2007 The bids are in! After more than a decade in limbo, the gigantic Kingsbridge Armory, which the city inherited in 1996, is on track for renovation with three developers filing bids with the city. The contenders – Atlantic Development […]