HDC@LPC Testimony for January 30, 2024

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-24-02285 39 Grace Court – Brooklyn Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A vacant lot with an historic fence. Application is to remove the fence and construct a new building. Architect: Ryall Sheridan Carroll Architects HDC finds the massing and bulk of this new building to be largely appropriate, but we are […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for January 23, 2024

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-24-01900 67 Cranberry Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Greek Revival style rowhouse built in 1840. Application is to enlarge a rear yard addition. Architect: Rise HDC finds this application inappropriate.   The project renders the existing rear addition one story too high. The top two floors of […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for January 9, 2024

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-24-04565 Central Park – West 85th Street Playground – Scenic Landmark CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A playground originally constructed in the 1930s, and pathways, within an English Romantic style public park designed in 1857-1858 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Application is to modify the playground footprint and pathways, and replace […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for December 19, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-23-11110 212 Columbia Heights- Brooklyn Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An Italianate style rowhouse built in 1860. Application is to construct a roof deck and install a door. Architect: BAXT INGUI HDC supports the door as proposed, but we feel the proposed roof deck inappropriately overhangs the rear cornice line, and […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for December 12, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-24-03735 34 Perry Street – Greenwich Village Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Greek Revival style rowhouse built in 1845. Application is to construct a rear yard addition and alter the rear façade. Architect: FROM ARCHITECTURE DPC HDC finds this proposal generally a well done and largely appropriate. However, we believe that […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for November 28, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-23-08409 74 Wellington Court – Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Colonial Revival style freestanding house with alterations designed by A. White Pierce and built in c. 1905. Application is to modify and enlarge the front of the building and modify openings. Architect: AE Design Solution HDC finds this […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for November 14, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-21-05596 1197 Clove Road – John King Vanderbilt House Individual Landmark CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Greek Revival style residence built c. 1836. Application is to construct new buildings situated on the landmark site. Architect: Victorio Associates Architect HDC supports Staten Island Community Board 1’s position that the John King Vanderbilt House should […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for October 31, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-24-03209 22 Marion Avenue – St. Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Greek Revival style free-standing house with later alterations built in the mid-19th century. Application is to install hardiboard siding. HDC appreciates this applicant’s need to repair and replace the siding of their beautiful home.  HDC finds […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for October 17, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-24-02141 206 St James Place – Clinton Hill Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Romanesque Revival style rowhouse designed by Benjamin Wright and built in 1890. Application is to construct a rear yard addition and alter the rear façade. Architect: James Carse HDC finds this application appropriate. This applicant’s sensitive approach is […]

HDC@LPC Testimony for October 3, 2023

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS TESTIMONY LPC-23-11456 35 Clifton Place – Clinton Hill Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A transitional Italianate/neo-Grec style rowhouse designed by Benjamin Linikin and built in 1876. Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions and replace windows. Brendan Coburn, Principal of The Brooklyn Studio, is on HDC’s board, but was not […]