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Candle Bar Now Closed!

Candle Bar - the Upper West Side’s oldest gay bar - closed permanently earlier this week. According to a West Side Rag article, it had been in its location on Amsterdam Avenue between 74th and 75th streets since 1958.  The building that Candle...

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Time Lapse of 2 Columbus Circle’s Destruction

Back in 2005-2006, we set up a "shame cam" to capture and live-stream the facade destruction of 2 Columbus Circle. Now, ten years later, we created a time lapse of the process as Edward Durell Stone's quirky piece of modernism was scaffolded, cocooned, and sliced up...

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50 Sites for 50 Years of NYC Landmarks

Photograph: Andrew KaplanLandmark West! Celebrates on Google Field Trip AppThis year marks the 50th Anniversary of the passing of New York City’s Landmark Preservation Law (1965-2015) and also Landmark West’s own 30th Anniversary (1985-2015).  Back then, our...

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Saving Places at MCNY

"Saving Place establishes landmarks as a key to urban dynamism, not as some fuddy-duddy concept. These are living, vital buildings.” — Susan Henshaw Jones, director of the Museum of the City of New York, quoted in The New York Times.Saving Place: 50 Years of New York...

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