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HELP US URGE THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CORNWALL! See action steps below...

 



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

THE CORNWALL
Broadway and 90th Street
Neville and Bagge, 1909-10

The Cornwall is among the most graceful and cleverly designed of the many speculative apartment buildings built on the Upper West Side after the opening of the subway beneath Broadway in 1904. The Cornwall is oriented around a large light court facing Broadway, but the main entrance is located on West 90th Street, leaving the ground floor along Broadway to lucrative commercial uses. Neville & Bagge were prolific architects of residential buildings in New York City and experimented with various apartment house formulas.The real showpiece of this stately brick-and-limestone building is its extraordinary, sculptural terra-cotta cornice. Copper brackets, the massive Corinthian-piered double-story entrance, and rich decorative elements give the façade dramatic texture. The developers of the Cornwall, Arlington C. Hall and Harvey M. Hall, also built the Midtown Theater (later the Metro Theater) on Broadway between 99th and 100th Streets (an Individual Landmark designed by Boak & Paris, built in 1932-33). In addition, the Halls were responsible for the Claremont Theater Building on Broadway at 135th Street, designed by Gaetano Ajello and opened in 1914 as one of the earliest purpose-built movie theaters in New York.

 
 
 

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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