Proposed Bill to Lift FAR Cap

*UPDATE: This bill was not voted on No to bill S.6760  On behalf of the Historic Districts Council and our partner organizations, we implore you to contact your State Senator and tell her/him to veto bill S.6760 which would lift the current State cap (FAR 12) for residential development. This bill has not been vetted […]

HDC’s Comprehensive Analysis of LPC Rules

Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest LPC Rules change under consideration. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest Rules change […]

Dr. Westmoreland’s letter of opposition to LPC: Hopper-Gibbons House

Meenakshi Srinivasan Chair Person Landmarks Preservation Commission 1 Centre Street,9th Floor North New York , NY. 10007 Dear Ms. Srinivasan, I am  writing  this  letter  in  support of  the  efforts  of  Fern Luskin, and the Friends  of  Lamartine Place  Historic  District Councils effort  to secure  an  order  from  the  Landmarks Commission directing  the  owner of  […]

East Midtown Rezoning- List of Designated Buildings

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown Update: At public meetings held November 22, 2016 and December 6, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously granted landmark status to 12 iconic historic buildings in Greater East Midtown. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings […]

Proposed East Midtown Rezoning

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. The other 5 buildings were calendared in 2013, after the city […]

ZQA/MIH vote this Thursday

Send City Council one last letter before they vote: New Yorkers deserve affordable housing without upzoning the entire city. They have the power to make these decisions, but need to hear from YOU. Who: NYC City Council What: Vote on Zoning for Quality & Affordability (ZQA); Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Where: City Hall, Committee Room […]

New Yorkers against ZQA

Everyone listed below has expressed their opposition to ZQA/MIH To read HDC’s statement click here / To send a letter to City Council expressing your opposition to ZQA/MIH click here   Manhattan Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12 (8 and 10 took no action ) Brooklyn Community Boards 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 Bronx Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 Queens Community Boards 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,( 10 took no […]

LPC Backlog 95 Decisions: Feb 23!!

LANDMARKS COMMISSION TO ACT ON 95 BACKLOG PROPERTIES Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Decisions on the 95 backlog items will be made on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (One Centre Street, 9th Floor). Plan to attend and help HDC fill the room to show support for these potential NYC Landmarks.  This public meeting is the […]