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HELP US URGE THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON 251 WEST 71ST STREET! See action steps below...

 


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STEP 1: Sign an online petition calling on LPC to hold a public hearing and em

ail it to your friends and neighbors!

STEP 2: Send a letter to LPC Chair Robert B. Tierney. Click here for contact information and here to view sample letters.
 
STEP 3: Send copies of your letter to key political officials. Click here for a contact list.
 
 

251 WEST 71ST STREET
Between Amsterdam and West End Avenues
Henry B. Herts, 1924

Located on a quiet midblock between Amsterdam and West End Avenues, the small, six-story apartment building at 251 West 71st Street represents one of the last works of architect Henry B. Herts (1871-1933), best known for his partnership in the celebrated firm Herts & Tallant. Herts attended Columbia University and later the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he met fellow architect Hugh Tallant. Their first commissions were primarily residential, but their designs for theaters throughout New York City, including the Lyceum Theater and New Amsterdam Theater (both 1903), soon brought them fame and fortune. By 1911, Herts & Tallant dissolved their partnership, and Herts resumed residential work. The sophisticated façade of the 251 West 71st Street is beautifully proportioned with a variety of visually arresting, yet subtle colors and textures, achieved through the creative use of brick, stone and terra cotta. The terra-cotta detailing around the arched portal that frames the main entrance to the building and along the second floor balcony is particularly fine. A unique mid-rise apartment building among the rowhouses that characterize most Upper West Side side streets, 251 West 71st Street warrants landmark protection.

 

Hon. Robert B. Tierney, Chair

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10007
Email: comments@lpc.nyc.gov
Fax: 212-669-7955
Phone: 212-669-7888
 
Honorable Thomas K. Duane
New York State Senator
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, NYC 10001
Email: duane@senate.state.ny.us
Fax: 212-633-8096
Phone: 212-633-8052
 
Honorable Linda B. Rosenthal
New York State Assembly Member
230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F, NYC 10023
Email: rosentl@assembly.state.ny.us
Fax: 212-873-6520
Phone: 212-873-6368
 
Honorable Richard Gottfried
New York State Assembly Member
250 Broadway, Room 2232, NYC 10007
Email: gottfried@assembly.state.ny.us
Fax: 212-312-1494
Phone: 212-312-1492
 
Honorable Scott Stringer
Manhattan Borough President
1 Centre Street, 19th Floor, NYC 10007
Email: bp@manhattanbp.org
Fax: 212-669-4900
Phone: 212-669-8300
 
Honorable Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council Member
563 Columbus Avenue, NYC 10024
Email: gale.brewer@council.nyc.ny.us
Fax: 212-873-0279
Phone: 212-873-0282
 
Honorable Christine Quinn
City Council Speaker
224 West 30th Street, Suite 1206, NYC 10001
Email: quinn@council.nyc.ny.us
Fax: 212-564-7347
Phone: 212-564-7757
 
 
 
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