New York Public Library Drops Plan to Destroy Book Stacks

Details for Renovations Still Unclear In a stunning turn-around on Wednesday, it was announced that the New York Public Library has abandoned the majority of the controversial Central Library Plan and would be retaining (and renovating) the Mid Manhattan Library building and not removing the integral book stacks which form the heart of the 42nd […]

SAVING THE LIONS' CAGE: NYPL'S MULTI-STORY STACKS

Friday, December 6th 6PM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003. The plan to remove millions of books from the New York Public Library’s century old building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue has caused an outcry from writers and scholars, but less has been said about the book stacks that […]

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 […]

June 15, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 104900 Brooklyn, Block: 8502, Lot: 20 1940 East 36th Street – Hendrick I. Lott House, Individual Landmark A Dutch Colonial style wood-frame house built in 1800, incorporating a structure built in 1720. Application is to install fencing, alter circulation paths, construct outbuildings and a barrier-free access ramp. HDC Testimony HDC is thrilled […]