HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on December 11, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Item 1 48-14 39th Avenue – Sunnyside Gardens Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on December 4, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Designation Testimony Item 1 LP-2614 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 817 Broadway Building, 817 Broadway George […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on November 27, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Item 1 68-30 70th Avenue – Central Ridgewood Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on November 20, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Item 1 ITEM TO BE HEARD, LP-2621 Borough of Manhattan Park Terrace West-West 217th […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on November 13, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Item 1 83-09 35th Avenue – Jackson Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on October 30, 2018

Item 1 16 Court Street – Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1924141 A neo-Romanesque style office building designed by H. Craig Severence and built in 1925-27. Application is to install signage. While this sign is certainly unlovely, our concerns lie with piecemeal and unattractive treatment of storefronts at this prominent corner. […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on October 23, 2018

Public Meeting Item Item 2 186 Fifth Avenue – Ladies’ Mile Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1926073 A Queen Anne style office building designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh and built in 1883. Application is to replace the storefront and install signage. At the June 2018 Public Hearing, Commissioners clearly stated that at minimum, the […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on October 16, 2018

Item 1 37-22 79th Street – Jackson Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1927693 An Anglo-American Garden Home style house designed by Benjamin Dreisler, Jr. and built in 1926. Application is to alter the front façade, install a fence and alter the areaway. Given the many grandfathered altered front yard conditions in this district, […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on October 9, 2018

Item 1 991 St. John’s Place – Crown Heights North II Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1928668 A neo-Classical style school building designed by Helmle & Corbett and built in c. 1921 and an Early Christian Revival style church building designed by Frank J. Helmle and built in 1915-1916. Application is to construct rooftop […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on October 2, 2018

PUBLIC MEETING ITEM (Written testimony only) LPC-19-30708 60 Norfolk Street – Beth Hamerdash Hagodol Synagogue – Individual Landmark MISCELLANEOUS – AMENDMENT A modified Gothic Revival style synagogue built in 1850 and altered in 1885. Application is to demolish more portions of the building and integrate the remaining structure into a new modern style apartment building. HDC urges […]