Date Set for N-YHS Before LPC

N-YHS NEWSFLASH: The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has set a public hearing date to review the New-York Historical Society project on Tuesday, March 20, (time and location tba).

Make sure the LPC hears you! Please email Chair Robert B. Tierney (comments@lpc.nyc.gov) and cc. key elected officials (contact info below).

The Round 1 votes are in. At its packed-house meeting last night, the full board of Community Board 7 disapproved the New-York Historical Society’s plans to radically alter its “Triple Crown” Landmark on Central Park West between 76th and 77th Streets. Click here to read Glenn Collins’ New York Times article (“Historical Society Loses Round in Fight to Renovate a Landmark”). By an almost unanimous vote (40-2), the full board upheld the resolution of its Parks & Preservation Committee, which disapproved the Society’s project (also nearly unanimously) on February 8.

Thanks to all of you who showed up and SPOKE up at public meetings over the past weeks. Your support through attendance, letters, emails and phone calls made a real difference in this round. Round 2 at the LPC is every bit as crucial since, whereas the community board vote is advisory, the LPC has the final authority to deny the project or send it back to the drawing boards. Please weigh in today! Important contact information below:

Email:

Hon. Robert B. Tierney
Chair, Landmarks Preservation Commission
comments@lpc.nyc.gov

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html and type your message

Send cc’s:

Honorable Thomas K. Duane
NYS Senator
duane@senate.state.ny.us

Honorable Linda B. Rosenthal
NYS Assembly Member
RosentL@assembly.state.ny.us

Honorable Richard Gottfried
NYS Assembly Member
gottfrr@assembly.state.ny.us

Honorable Scott Stringer
Manhattan Borough President
bp@manhattanbp.org

Honorable Gale A. Brewer
NYC Council Member
brewer@council.nyc.ny.us

Honorable Christine Quinn
City Council Speaker
quinn@council.nyc.ny.us

For a full report of the CB Meeting from the New York Times, see http://empirezone.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/03/07/spam-before-the-upper-west-side-storm/
By Glenn Collins

“The report in the print edition this morning on the stormy hearing before Community Board 7 did not have room to capture the full flavor and drama of the event, or the days leading up to it.”

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