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...
From the LW! Archives…1987 Letter from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Supporting the Original Riverside/West End Historic District

From the LW! Archives…1987 Letter from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Supporting the Original Riverside/West End Historic District

In 1985, when LANDMARK WEST! was founded to advocate for more widespread protection of our neighborhood’s architectural heritage, the Upper West Side only had 337 designated landmarks. With the recent Riverside-West End HD Extension I designation, approximately...