EVENT: Architectural Exhibit on Modern Architecture & Historic Districts

An architectural exhibit created exclusively for the Fort Greene House Tour and certain to provoke conversation looks at how architects consider a historical context when designing modern structures. The perimeter of the Fort Greene Historic District is soon to be home to work from some of the top architects working in the world today. There […]

EVENT: Jackson Heights Historic Weekend, June 10th & 11th

Celebrate the history of Jackson Heights with exhibits, lectures and self-guided tours of private gardens. Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11th. For more details, http://www.jhbg.org/committees/historicWeekend/historic.html

NEWS: BSA Holds off final decision on South Slope Condo Towers

Not a landmark district, but an area we’ve been watching closely… From The Park Slope Courierhttp://www.courierlife.net/site/tab7.cfm?newsid=16556733&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=552853&rfi=6 BSA Holds Off Final Decision On Park Slope CondosBy Charles Hack Attorneys for developers appeared before the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) for a second time, to try to persuade the commissioners that their clients should be allowed […]

NEWS: LPC Commisioner Supports Underground Railroad Sites

From the Brooklyn Papers: FREEDOM ROAD Fresh support for Underground RR siteBy Ariella Cohen The Brooklyn Papers The destruction of a row of houses near Fulton Mall would “continue a legacy” of losing valuable bits of black history, a member of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission charged last week.As reported recently in The Brooklyn Papers, […]

NEWS: "Secret" Landmarks Survey Irks Developers & Preservationists

From the Staten Island Advance (4/30): Secret landmarks survey irks both sidesCommission won’t say which homes of 1,000 examined could end up designatedSunday, April 30, 2006By KAREN O’SHEA STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE The Landmarks Preservation Commission is walking a tightrope these days.The commission recently completed a two-year survey of 1,000 older buildings on Staten Island, a […]

ALERT: LPC declines to landmark Tunnel Garage, now being demolished; GVSHP seeks to save building's rare medallion

Lacking Landmark Protections or Sympathetic Owner, Tunnel Garage is Demolished. Ironically, at the same time that the LPC was contemplating approval for 122 Greenwich Avenue, they refused to consider landmark designation for the Tunnel Garage at 520 Broome Street (at Thompson Street) in the South Village/Soho. This extraordinary early Art Deco building attracted national attention […]

ALERT: Landmarks Preservation Commision Poised to Aprrove 11-story undulating glass tower in Greenwich Village Historic District

Commission Prepares to Approve Undulating Glass Tower in Greenwich Village Historic District. In spite of overwhelming opposition from neighbors, community groups, local elected officials, and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (see www.gvshp.org/122GrAvtestber.htm), the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday said it would approve a proposal for an 11-story undulating glass tower in the Greenwich Village […]