The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has made a quick turnaround on the controversial site for a potential ground zero mosque, and will hold a vote on it this coming Tuesday, Aug. 3—during what will likely be a very calm public meeting.
The Commission held a hearing two weeks ago to discuss the potential landmark Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission today unanimously added the 21-story “Look Building” to its list of midtown landmarks. The white-brick, multi-tiered office tower, located at 488 Madison Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets, was under consideration by the commission after its staff completed a survey of around 500 midtown buildings.
Designed by architecture Read More
Rick Lazio made a rare appearance at the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing Tuesday afternoon to speak in favor of a 5-story Italian Renaissance-style building in lower Manhattan.
“I urge the commission to grant landmark status to 45 Park Place,” the gubernatorial candidate began in his public testimony at Hunter College.
A City Council vote is slated for Wednesday on the hard-fought fate of historic designation for the red-brick West Park Presbyterian church on 86th Street and Amsterdam, and the last-minute requests for support and opposition have come in.
Curbed has a letter sent out by the church’s pastor, Rev. Robert Brashear, who asks Council members Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on Tuesday to hold public hearings for six Manhattan sites, a step that typically results in designating the properties as landmarks.
The buildings include two Federal-style brick houses at 190 and 192 Grand Street in Little Italy, constructed in 1820. The pasta company Piemonte Ravioli occupies the ground floor Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is taking the first step toward creating a historic district on the Grand Concourse, a four-and-a-half mile thoroughfare in the Bronx.
The district would include 73 buildings, from 153rd to 167th streets, according to Elisabeth de Bourbon, spokeswoman for the LPC.
The step, known as calendaring, will be followed by Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday designated the Paramount Hotel, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and two Eighth Avenue townhouses as landmarks.
The Paramount Hotel, at 235-245 West 46th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, was built in 1927 and 1928, according to Community Board 5, which endorsed the landmarking in June. Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission backed off its effort to landmark a B.F. Goodrich Company building on West 57th Street, a rare retreat by the commission and one that follows aggressive pushback from development giant Extell, which plans a mixed-use skyscraper on the property.
The LPC on Tuesday voted 6-3 to remove the building, 225 Read More
New York University is in the process of resolving a landmarks violation, issued after the school placed new signs on the landmarked Silver Towers, just south of Washington Square Park.
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation first complained to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission in June, after the school installed new Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is taking early steps toward designating as a historic district a large swath of West End Avenue, running from 70th Street to 107th Street.
The LPC is currently surveying side streets that will form the borders of the district, said LPC spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon. The district would include the Read More