Posts Tagged ‘Landmarks Preservation Commission’

LGBTQ History Becomes Focus of Saving 186 Spring Street Federal Style House

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By Alissa Fleck When the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) first discovered that developer Stephan Boivin intended to raze the 1824 federal style house formerly belonging to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, the group focused primarily on the house’s architectural merit. Boivin’s development group, Nordica, hoped to transform the house into apartments and retail [&hellip
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Vintage Kodak Photos at Grand Central Show Idealized American Life

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Museums, Our Town

In 1950, the Eastman Kodak Company launched a billboard advertisement campaign in Grand Central Terminal that would become a staple cultural component of the famous railway station for four decades. Now, 20 years later and with the centennial celebration of the terminal just months away, some of the images have returned to their original home. [&hellip
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East Village and LES Historic District Moves Forward

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

JamesKelleher_GVSHP_(KateBostock-R,LeslieMason-L,GVSHPTrustees)IMG_6946 Landmarking in downtown neighborhoods has surprising opposition from local churches The city’s preservationists marched downtown last Tuesday to make their voices heard at a Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on the proposal to create an East Village and Lower East Side Historic District. Landowners, locals and political representatives flooded the ninth floor of City Hall [&hellip
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Don’t Stall Vote on Riverside–West End Historic District

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion and Column, Opinion West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Linda Rosenthal It was with amazement last week that I read a letter by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the New York Building Congress and other organizations to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), calling for the LPC to delay its long-awaited first vote [&hellip
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Party to Pray: Historic Church says livelihood depends on 583 Park Avenue events

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town, Uncategorized

FE-583 Park Ave(as) An Upper East Side church, simultaneously a site of worship and a lavish event venue, has become a flashpoint of controversy for the Park Avenue neighborhood surrounding it. The Third Church of Christ Scientist, on the corner of Park and East 63rd Street, leases its historic building to the Rose Group, an upscale event production [&hellip
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Saving Historic Park Avenue

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Park Avenue may be one of the most recognizable stretches of real estate in the world, and some Upper East Side residents are clamoring to keep it that way. With the recent purchase of two adjoining pre-Civil War properties by a developer and rumors of demolition circling, preservation advocates are reviving a campaign they’ve been [&hellip
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New Mall For Seaport

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Piers_15_16_17_NYC_1 Plans for redevelopment in the South Seaport Historic District moved forward this week. Last Tuesday, April 17, the Landmarks Preservation Commission met to hear proposals regarding the Howard Hughes Corporation’s design for a new shopping area on Pier 17. “No final decision was made at the hearing,” said Lisi de Bourbon, a spokesperson for the [&hellip
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West End Ave. Historic District Progresses

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By Dan Rivoli The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Nov. 16 to give West End Avenue historic district a public hearing. “Calendaring” a landmark proposal, which schedules a public meeting, is a crucial step toward full designation. In September, the Landmark Preservation Commission released a draft of their plan to protect buildings on West End Avenue [&hellip
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By Dan Rivoli The Landmark Preservation Commission was scheduled to meet with West End Avenue property owners Wednesday, Sept. 15, about the designation of hundreds of buildings. The meeting, which at press time was scheduled for 6 p.m. at P.S. 75, is an informal but crucial part of the landmark designation process. The meeting is [&hellip
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