Congregation Shearith Israel Update

From Landmark West! Wednesday, August 15, 2007, came and went. The significance? That was the deadline imposed by the Board of Standards and Appeals in their June 15, 2007, letter to Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI). “The Board desires to process applications on a timely basis and requests that applicants notify the Board if they are […]

Hospital Attempts to Escape Rezoning

From Landmark West! Public Forum on Jewish Home & Hospital (on 106th Street) Redevelopment PlanWednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m.Jewish Home and Hospital, 120 West 106th Street, Auditorium, First FloorIn the midst of the community’s hard-won effort to rezone the neighborhood between 97-110th Streets, the Jewish Home & Hospital (106th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam) […]

Shearith Israel Held over at Community Board

From Landmark West! Preservation Push-Back Against Condo Plan: Public Meeting on Congregation Shearith Israel Proposal Held Off Until September Back in June — nearly 3 months after submitting its application to develop a luxury condo building/community house at 8 West 70th Street to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) — Congregation Shearith Israel seemed […]

Preservationist Sought for Questioning for Giving Public Testimony

We are appalled at this attack on a citizen preservationist for merely reading previously submitted testimony from a public official into the public record. We were there at the hearing and Ms. Parkhouse, who is a longtime preservation volunteer and member of the Boards of HDC, was clear in her statement, which was recorded as […]

Walking Tour of a Vanished Village

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friends for Reconstructing Seneca Village: “Manhattan’s First Significant African American Community”A Walking Tour with Cynthia Copeland, Nan Rothschild and Diana WallWednesday, July 25, 2007 (rain or shine)6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Meet at 6pm sharp at the Mariner’s Gate, southside of 85th Street and Central Park West. There will be […]

Congregation Shearith Israel's Luxury Condo Plan is Back

From Landmark West! After a more than a year of watching and waiting, Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) is back with its controversial plan to develop 5 stories of luxury condos on top of a new community house at 8 West 70th Street. Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss […]

Vernacular Architecture of the Upper West Side Walking Tour

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friends for Vernacular Architecture of the Upper Upper West SideA Walking Tour with Andrew Scott Dolkart Thursday, June 21, 2007 (rain or shine) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Meet at Strangers’ Gate (east side of Central Park West at 106th Street). To make sure we start on time, tickets must […]

Rally to Save the Claremont Riding Academy

Gallop, Don’t Run! Claremont Riding Academy To Close this Week Press Conference, Saturday (April 28), 1 p.m.Spread the Word to Your Neighbors! West Side elected officials and dozens of Claremont Riding Academy riders, parents and children will hold a press conference to condemn the sudden closing of the Claremont Riding Academy, Saturday (April 28), 1 […]

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 […]