The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday expanded the Greenwich Village historic district, adding 235 buildings and 11 blocks between West 4th and West Houston streets, bordered by Sixth and Seventh avenues.
This extension—on the heels of a 2006 addition of 45 buildings to the area initially landmarked in 1969—brings the historic district to a 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 Penn Club is now a landmark.
On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the West 44th Street club, once the Yale Club, restricting changes to the building for generations to come. Built in 1901, it’s been the Penn Club for two decades.
The LPC also added to its calendar, an Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission considered on Tuesday a proposal by Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School to construct a rear extension in the backyard of 20-30 West 94th Street, with preservationists and local residents criticizing the project.
The school was represented by Peter Samton, a partner at architecture firm Gruzen Samton, who presented slides depicting Read More
The Penn Club is on the road to become a New York City landmark.
Today, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission was expected to add the University of Pennsylvania’s club at 30 West 44th Street to the agency’s calendar, an act that starts the landmark process and typically results in designation.
The building, Read More
Mayor Bloomberg apparently likes Modernist buildings.
The Modernist, multitiered 488 Madison Avenue, once the home of Look Magazine, is on the road toward landmark status as the Bloomberg-controlled Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected Tuesday to begin the designation process for the 1949 building. The move is the latest in a series of designations of Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved five new landmarks including the 79-year-old, 43-story midtown skyscraper 275 Madison Avenue, owned by Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, and two libraries on 125th Street.
The full list of approved landmarks, per a spokeswoman from the LPC:
- 275 Madison Avenue (Built 1931)
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has put a set of 19th-century Chelsea row houses used in the Underground Railroad on track to become landmarks, as the agency is slated to consider the properties at a hearing tomorrow.
The buildings, which create a new “Lamartine Place” historic district, run from 333 to 359 West 29th Read More
A postscript to our story in this week’s print edition on how the Ciprianis, who run the art deco-themed Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, are trying to give the Tishman Speyer-owned space a restrictive landmark status, rounding up public and political support for the move.
Ultimately, the decision rests entirely with the city’s Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission today voted to landmark the I. M. Pei-designed Silver Towers, giving the set of NYU-owned apartment buildings known as University Village a protective status.
The action comes in connection with NYU’s plans to expand its space in the city by 6 million square feet in the next Read More