Celebrating former Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Gene A. Norman

Celebrating former Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Gene A. Norman

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Gene A. Norman testifying in 1984 to protect the NYC Landmarks Law. Credit: Albany Press, 1984. In 1988, Gene presided over a 16-hour marathon public hearing at the Fourth Universalist Society, which led to the 1990 designation of over...
Designate the West End’s Historic District Extensions NOW

Designate the West End’s Historic District Extensions NOW

  A picture is worth a thousand words.    Question: How could this out-of-context building get built?   Answer: These 4 rowhouses were not designated NYC Landmarks when the then-owner of 2 Riverside Drive built on this site. The moral of the story? Please do not take...
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