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Vote Looms on Height Increases

Vote Looms on Height Increases

MAYOR DE BLASIO'S HEIGHT INCREASES WON'T IMPROVE QUALITY OR AFFORDABILITY* Yet, there is talk of a "deal" on sweeping citywide zoning changes Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and reports that the City Council could...

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IRT Coverage in CHELSEA NOW

IRT Coverage in CHELSEA NOW

Neighborhood Paper CHELSEA NOW has a new article on the LPC Backlog and it quotes our partners at the Historic Districts Council and our very own President, Kate Wood. The bulk of the article addresses the potential for designating the IRT Powerhouse: Preservationists...

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A Surreal Day at the Landmarks Commission

A Surreal Day at the Landmarks Commission

Toto, I don't think we're DE-CALENDARED anymore... The best news first... After an unprecedented day-long series of votes, during which the public could only sit in silent witness, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission announced that 30 historic sites across New...

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New York is a dynamic metropolis…it isn’t a giant Etch A Sketch

New York is a dynamic metropolis…it isn’t a giant Etch A Sketch

New York Times Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman makes a timely case for NEXT TUESDAY'S BACKLOG HEARING at the LPC (1 Centre Street, 9th FL, N).  In today's column, linked HERE, Kimmelman notes the pressures which pushed the backlog into effect in the first place....

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