[email protected] Testimony for June 14th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-07586 237 Hollywood Avenue – Douglaston Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A New England Colonial Revival style freestanding house and a contemporary garage designed by Lyle Bouleware and built in 1933. Application is to demolish the garage, remove a tree, modify an entrance, replace windows and a wall, and construct an […]

[email protected] Testimony for June 7th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-06981 274 Malcolm X Boulevard – Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A store and flats building built c. 1879. Application is to alter and enlarge the building, including replacing the facades. Architect: ASA BARAK ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, DPC. HDC finds this proposal to be headed in a generally appropriate direction, but […]

[email protected] Testimony for May 24th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-21-10217 7 Fillmore Place – Fillmore Place Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An altered Colonial Revival style garage building built in 1912. Application is to replace windows, doors and ironwork, and construct a rooftop addition and other rooftop elements. Architect: Andre Gomez HDC is generally supportive of this proposal. However, two items […]

[email protected] Testimony for May 17th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-06838 104 Bond Street – Boerum Hill Historic District Extension CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Colonial Revival style residential building with a commercial ground floor built in 1914. Application is to install signage and replace doors and storefront infill. Architect: TBD Architecture & Design Studio HDC is generally comfortable with this proposal […]

West Park Presbyterian Church Hardship Application Testimony

To Landmarks Preservation Commission June 14, 2022   I am Frampton Tolbert, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council. HDC is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts, individual landmarks and structures meriting preservation.   HDC opposes this hardship application on several points. First, while the case law does not envision a reasonable return […]

[email protected] Testimony for May 3rd 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-08392 Governors Island – Building 110 – Governors Island Historic District BINDING REPORT A Utilitarian Romanesque Revival style storehouse built in 1870-79. Application is to install signage. HDC finds this proposal to be generally appropriate and also reversible. We are not convinced by the supergraphics in the tinted stucco. To us […]

[email protected] Testimony for April 26th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-04976 113 St. James Place – Clinton Hill Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An Italianate style rowhouse designed by Peter Donlon and built in 1865. Application is to construct a rear yard addition. Architect: SHAPELESS STUDIO HDC finds this addition to the rear yard to be generally appropriate. That said, we believe […]

[email protected] Testimony for April 12th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-07517 417 West 20th Street – Chelsea Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A freestanding faculty house built in 1892, within an ensemble of English Collegiate Gothic style buildings built largely between 1883-1902, designed primarily by Charles Coolidge Haight. Application is to install ironwork at the stoop. Architect: Guardia Architects HDC appreciates the […]

[email protected] Testimony for April 5th 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-05216 184A Bergen Street – Boerum Hill Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A modified late Italianate style rowhouse built in 1873-1874. Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and alter the rear facade. Architect: Archimuse HDC finds this proposal to be generally appropriate and in scale with other additions to […]

[email protected] Testimony for March 22, 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness Testimony LPC-22-05580 106 Stagg Walk – Williamsburg Houses – Individual Landmark CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An International Style housing complex designed by William Lescaze and Richmond H. Shreve and built in 1935-1938. Application is to install barrier-free access ramps and alter the facades. Architect: Newman Design The Historic Districts Council (HDC) appreciates the […]