February 7, 2012

Item 6 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 126822- Block 194, lot 28- 52-54 Lispenard Street – TriBeCa East Historic District An Italianate style store and loft building, built in 1866-68 and an Italianate style store and loft building with Second Empire elements, built in 1867-68 and altered in 1937 by the removal of the […]

April 19, 2011

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 116820- Block 1117, lot 1- Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza – Scenic Landmark A formal space with primarily naturalistic style park designed in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Application is to alter sidewalks and traffic islands. In general this proposal and the one to […]

April 19, 2011

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 116820- Block 1117, lot 1- Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza – Scenic Landmark A formal space with primarily naturalistic style park designed in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Application is to alter sidewalks and traffic islands. In general this proposal and the one to […]

November 9, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 108132 Queens, Block: 1475, Lot: 59 37-37 87th Street – Jackson Heights Historic District An Anglo-American Garden Home style attached house, designed by C.F. McAvoy and built in 1924. Application is to legalize alterations to the areaway fence and wall without LPC permits. HDC Testimony The commission has seen applications for legalizing […]

HDC Testimony on 837 Washington Street

Located within the Gansevoort Market Historic District: Although small, this building has a history that distinctly reflects its time and place in the history of the Gansevoort Market. As described in the designation report, the “largely intact” building was built during the “last major phase of development in the district, when new low-scale buildings were […]

St. Vincent's Plan Revealed, NYU Long Term Plans, the Truth about Trump and more

St. Vincent’s/Rudin Development Plan Unveiled: On Wednesday, St. Vincent’s Hospital and developers the Rudin family unveiled their initial draft plans for a new hospital and several new luxury housing developments on the current St. Vincent’s Hospital site. The plan is to tear down all eight of their current hospital buildings east of 7th Avenue, and […]

Gansevoort Market Gets on the National Register

From the Villager (of course) New designations beef up Meat Market protections By Lincoln Anderson Last Wednesday, State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash approved the listing of the entire Meatpacking District on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The district, known as the Gansevoort Market District, was nominated by the Greenwich Village Society for […]

Gansevoort Goes National!

MEATPACKING DISTRICT APPROVED FOR LISTING ON STATE & NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Listing Offers Prestige, Grants and Tax Breaks for Preservation of Historic Buildings; Culminates 6-Year Campaign To Preserve Historic Neighborhood by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Manhattan – New York State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash today approved the listing of the entire […]