Carroll Gardens Landmarking Information Meeting

It feels unseemly to report on an event which I served on as an invited panelist, but the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association’s Landmarking Forum last night was well-attended (at least 120 + people from where I was sitting). The LPC sent two representatives who patiently and consistently explained how buildings were regulated by the agency, […]

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 […]

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 […]

LPC Declines Landmarking Renaissance Casino; calenders Mahattan Avenue Historic District

Went to the LPC this morning; heard the Manhattan Avenue HD get calendared (40 buildings between 104 –106th Streets, one block west of Central Park – map will probably be poste don LPC website soon). District is mostly rowhouses, built between 1885-1890 by three different architects, including C.P.H. Gilbert, in very good condition with nice […]

HDC Publishes Online Voter's Guide for City Council Race

Thanks everyone who came out last Thursday for the candidate forum. We thought it was a big success, with more than 100 attendees and 9 out of 11 candidates showing up (and staying the whole time!). For pictures, Xris at the Flatbush Gardner was in the audience and kindly posted photos, for which we’re […]