The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is actively considering the boundaries for a proposed Historic District centering on West End Avenue. Until this critical BSA ruling, the rowhouse residence at 330 West 86th Street (between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue) has been a hot-button site, threatened by demolition that would have opened the door for an inappropriate “sliver building” to rise in its wake. The possibility of such destruction is symptomatic of the shocking lack of protection for this landmark-worthy neighborhood.
This is one for the “win” column, but the ultimate goal historic district designation for West End Avenue remains. To find out more about how you can become involved, call LANDMARK WEST! at (212) 496-8110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the West End Preservation Society online.
PHOTO: Left, the existing rowhouse at 330 West 86th Street. Right, the proposed “sliver building.” Photo by West Side Independent.