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 […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on September 25, 2018

Item 2 21-26 45th Avenue – Hunters Point Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1924923 A neo-Grec style rowhouse built in 1886. Application is to construct a rear yard addition, modify masonry openings, and replace windows. The Historic Districts Council objects to the atypical widening of the opening on the third floor at the rear […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on September 18, 2018

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Certificate of Appropriateness Hearing 9/18/2018 375 Stuyvesant Avenue – Stuyvesant Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1921219 A Classical Style freestanding house and garden with Prairie Style elements, designed by Kirby & Petit, and built in 1914-15. Application is to demolish a garage and construct a new building. […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on August 7, 2018

Public Meeting Item Item 2 381 West End Avenue – West End Collegiate Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1920490 A Flemish Renaissance Revival Style rowhouse designed by Frederick White and built in 1885-1886. Application is to construct a rooftop addition and replace windows. HDC is thrilled to see a sensitive façade restoration on this […]

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

Certificate of Appropriateness Hearings Item 3 170 Duane Street – TriBeCa West Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1917458 A building originally built in 1835-36 and altered in 1984-85. Application is to modify masonry openings and construct a rear addition. While the existing rear façade is not particularly distinguished, filling in the setbacks and inserting […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on July 24, 2018

Item 2 343 Canal Street – SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1924118 A neo-Grec/French Renaissance Revival style store and loft building designed by Isaac Duckworth and built in 1868. Application is to demolish a one-story rear addition. HDC found this rear extension to be quite interesting, and we couldn’t determine ever seeing […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on July 10, 2018

Item 3 233 Dean Street – Boerum Hill Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1924721 A modified Italianate style rowhouse built in 1852-1853. Application is to construct a rear yard addition. While the proposed bulk of the rear addition seems acceptable, the expansive quantity of glass is alien to its context. Breaking up the glass […]