Landmarks Applications

Certificate of Appropriateness

Landmarks Applications: Certificate of Appropriateness

appropriate [uh-proh-pree-it] suitable or fitting for a particular purpose …but I thought that was a landmark?!? Have you ever wondered how neighbors in landmark buildings can add rooftop additions?  Rear yard extensions?  Alter stoops?  Even the staunchest of preservationists knows that in vibrant communities, changes in the built environment are inevitable. Although landmarks are protected, they are not frozen in time. They depend on our constant stewardship for appropriate maintenance and change. When owners of landmark buildings wish to make changes, they need to apply to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for what’s called a Certificate of Appropriateness (C of A). LW’s C of A Committee works with building owners and their architects to advise on design and protect the integrity of our constantly evolving neighborhood.

A public hearing on the revised rules amendments proposed by the LPC was held in October, 2018. The revised rules can be read here.  In 2019, the LPC issued the LPC PERMIT GUIDEBOOK: How to Get Staff Level Approvals.

COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has temporarily closed its office at 1 Centre Street, but continues to provide services by email and phone.

Public Hearings/Meetings via Zoom and YouTube

The LPC has resumed public hearings/meetings via video conferencing app Zoom, which allows for testimony and full public participation. The public can watch a hearing on the LPC’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/nyclpc and participate in the hearing by following the instructions: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/hearings/hearings.page. You’ll have to download the Zoom application to participate.

FIND CURRENT LPC HEARING CALENDARS HERE.

Past C of A Items ~ 2020

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361 Central Park West

The applicant returns to the LPC for a PUBLIC MEETING (no testimony) on Thursday, December 17, 2020. 

Building address and name: 361 Central Park West

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Individual Landmark

Original Architect: Carrère & Hastings

Original Date of Construction: 1899-1903

LPC Application: Application is to amend the Commission approval on 6/20/20 under LPC 20-05782…to include revising the rooftop monitor

LPC meeting date: December 17, 2020 (no testimony taken), via YouTube, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Learn more about 361 Central Park West from our Building Database!

328 West 108th Street

Building address and name: 328 West 108th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusRiverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1898-1900

LPC hearing date: December 8, 2020, via Zoom, NO ACTION

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the application of elastometric coating to the façade in non-compliance with Certificate of No Effect 19-37925.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 328 West 108th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

305 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 305 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusWest End – Collegiate Historic District Extension

Original Architect: Schwartz & Gross

Original Date of Construction: 1919-1920

LPC Application: Application is to alter an existing sidewalk canopy.

LPC hearing date: October 20, 2020, via ZOOM, NO ACTION

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 305 West End Avenue from our building database.

170 Central Park West

Building address and name: 170 Central Park West

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusIndividual Landmark

Original Architect: York and Sawyer

Original Date of Construction: 1903-1908, with wings added in 1937-1938 by Walker and Gillette

LPC hearing dateJuly 14, 2020, via YouTube, NO ACTION

LPC Application: Application is to establish a master plan governing the future installation of windows.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 170 Central Park West from our ADVOCACY ARCHIVE.

18 West 75th Street

Building address and name: 18 West 75th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: John C. Burne

Original Date of Construction: 1889-1890

LPC Application: Application is to construct a stoop and entrance and modify the areaway.

LPC hearing date: December 8, 2020, via Zoom, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 18 West 75th Street from our Building Database!

2201 Broadway, The Apthorp

Building address and name: 2211 Broadway, The Apthorp

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusThe Apthorp Apartments

Original Architect: Clinton & Russell

Original Date of Construction: 1906-1908

LPC Application: Application is to remove cast iron vault covers at an areaway and reconstruct stairs.

LPC hearing date: December 8, 2020,via Zoom, APPROVED IN PART (bench) / NO ACTION (vault lights)

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 2211 Broadway, The Apthorp from our building database.

40-42 West 84th Street

Building address and name: 40-42 West 84th Street

Building’s Historic District: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: George F. Pelham

Original Date of Construction: 1916-1917

LPC hearing dateNovember  17, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to install railings and alter the existing penthouse addition.

View Presentation Materials 

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Learn more about 40-42 West 84th Street from our Building Database.

170 Central Park West

Building address and name: 1 West 67th Street, Hotel des Artistes

Building’s Historic District: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: George M. Pollard

Original Date of Construction: 1915-1918

LPC hearing dateNovember 10, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to modify the parapet, replace a skylight, and replace windows.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 1 West 67th Street from our Building Database.

26 West 95th Street

Building address and name: 26 West 95th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Neville & Bagge

Original Date of Construction: 1892-1893

LPC Application: Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and a stoop

LPC hearing date: October 6, 2020, via Zoom, Approved with Modifications

View Presentation Materials 

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Learn more about 26 West 95th Street from our Building Database!

55 West 86th Street

Building address and name: 55 West 86th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: John G. Prague

Original Date of Construction: 1888-1889

LPC Application: Application is to replace storefront infill and windows and alter the commercial facade.

LPC hearing date: September 22, 2020, via Zoom, Approved with Modifications

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 55 West 86th Street from our Building Database!

262 Central Park West

Building address and name: 262 Central Park West

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Sugarman & Berger

Original Date of Construction: 1927-28

LPC Application: Application is to establish a Master Plan governing the future installation of windows.

LPC hearing date: September 22, 2020, via Zoom, Approved with Modifications

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 262 Central Park West from our Building Database!

320 Riverside Drive

Building address and name: 320 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusRiverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Leo F. Knust

Original Date of Construction: 1928

LPC hearing dateJuly 14, 2020, LAID OVER; September 15, 2020 via YouTube, Approved

LPC Application: Application is to install a bay window at the penthouse.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 320 Riverside Drive from our BUILDING DATABASE.

60 West 76th Street

Building address and name: 60 West 76th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Henry Anderson

Original Date of Construction: 1892-1894

LPC Application: Application is to modify the entrance landing and areaway and install a ramp.

LPC hearing date: August 4, 2020,Via ZOOM; Approved with Modifications

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 60 West 76th Street from our Building Database!

119 West 69th Street

Building address and name: 119 West 69th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1891

LPC Application: Application is to enlarge a rear yard extension.

LPC hearing date: July 21, 2020, via YouTube; APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials  

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164 West 81st Street

​Building address and name: 164 West 81st Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: D. and J. Jardine

Original Date of Construction: 1882-1883

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rear yard addition.

LPC hearing date: June 2, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted when written)

Learn more about 164 West 81st Street from our Building Database!

 

424 West End Avenue

424 WEA_TestimonyBuilding address and name: 424 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusRiverside-West End Historic District Extension I

Original Architect: Philip Birnbaum

Original Date of Construction: 1979-1983

LPC hearing date: June 2, 2020, via Zoom, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to establish a master plan governing the future installation of windows.

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Learn more about 424 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

361 Central Park West

NOTE: Alterations to this site were heard on 3/3/2020 at which time the LPC took issue with many aspects of the design.  The hearing was closed with NO ACTION taken.  The applicant returns to the LPC for a PUBLIC MEETING (no testimony) on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 

Building address and name: 361 Central Park West

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Individual Landmark

Original Architect: Carrère & Hastings

Original Date of Construction: 1899-1903

LPC Application: Application is to construct additions, replace stained glass and other special windows, alter entrances and replace doors, install signage, and excavate at the cellar.

LPC hearing date: January 14, 2020, February 25, 2020, March 3, 2020, NO ACTION

LPC meeting date: June 9, 2020 (no testimony taken), via YouTubeAPPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS 

View Presentation Materials Architectural Presentation, Special Windows Conditions Assessment (These are large files)

Read LW! Testimony about WINDOWS, about ROOFTOP and DOORS

View REVISED (6/9/20) Presentation Materials

Read LW! 6/9/2020 Statement 

Learn more about 361 Central Park West from our Building Database!

42 West 94th Street

Building address and name: 42 West 94th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Increase M. Grenell

Original Date of Construction: 1888

LPC Application: Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions.

LPC hearing date: May 19, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 42 West 94th Street from our Building Database!

 

311 West 90th Street

Building address and name: 311 West 90th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Riverside Drive- West End Historic District

Original Architect: Thomas J. Sheridan

Original Date of Construction: 1890-1981

LPC Application: Application is to alter entry doors

LPC hearing date: May 19, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

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Learn more about 311 West 90th Street from our Building Database!

117 West 79th Street

Building address and name: 117 West 79th Street aka the Indiana

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Neville & Bagge

Original Date of Construction: 1898-1899

LPC Application: Application is to modify a window opening and install a door and barrier-free access lift.

LPC hearing date: May 19, 2020, via ZOOM

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 117 West 79th Street from our Building Database!

 

240 West 73rd Street

Building address and name: 240 West 73rd Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusWest End – Collegiate Historic District Extension

Original Architect: Leo F. Knust

Original Date of Construction: 1927-1928

LPC Application: Application is to construct rooftop mechanical enclosure and bulkhead, raise parapets and chimneys, install a marquee and signage, modify masonry openings and replace doors.

LPC hearing date: May 19, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 240 West 73rd Street from our building database.

12 West 72nd Street

Building address and name: 12 West 72nd Street aka the Oliver Cromwell

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Emery Roth

Original Date of Construction: 1927

LPC Application: Application is to install new window and door openings.

LPC hearing date: May 19, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 12 West 72nd Street from our Building Database!

 

711 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 711 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusRiverside – West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Schwartz & Gross

Original Date of Construction: 1914-15

LPC Application: Application is to establish a Master Plan governing the future installation of windows

LPC hearing date: November 12, 2019, NO ACTION, March 17, 2020 (Public Meeting); May 8, 2020 (Public Meeting), APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials 

View Public Meeting Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony will be posted when written

Learn more about 711 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE

160 Central Park West

​Building address and name: 160 Central Park West, the Fourth Universalist Society

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:

Central Park West – 76th Street Historic District

Original Architect: William Appleton Potter

Original Date of Construction: 1897-1898

LPC Application: Application is to install a barrier-free access ramp.

LPC hearing date: May 5, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 160 Central Park West from our Building Database!

 

2 West 67th Street

Building address and name: 2 West 67th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Rich & Mathesius

Original Date of Construction: 1919

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

LPC hearing date: February 25, 2020, March 17, 2020, April 21, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 2 West 67th Street from our Building Database!

 

120 West 74th Street

​Building address and name: 120 West 74th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1886-87

LPC Application: Application is to alter the areaway and construct a ramp and garbage enclosure.

LPC hearing date: February 25, 2020, March 17, 2020  April 21, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED

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Learn more about 120 West 74th Street from our Building Database!

 

244 Riverside Drive

Building address and name: 244 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:

Riverside – West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Robert T. Lyons

Original Date of Construction: 1907

LPC Application: Application is to install barrier-free access ramps.

LPC hearing date: March 17, 2020, April 21, 2020, via ZOOM, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

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56 West 85th Street

​Building address and name: 56 West 85th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1886-87

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rear yard addition

LPC hearing date: February 25, 2020, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 56 West 85th Street from our Building Database!

 

132 West 80th Street

Building address and name: 132 West 80th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Henry Anderson

Original Date of Construction: 1893

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition

LPC hearing date: February 4, 2020, February 25, 2020, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

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Learn more about 132 West 80th Street from our Building Database!

 

4 West 90th Street

Building address and name: 4-West-90th-Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Gilbert A. Schellenger, altered by Ralph M. Krager

Original Date of Construction: 1888-1889, altered 1926

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the installation of windows and a door, and painting the facade without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).

LPC hearing date: December 10, 2019LAID OVER, January 14, 2020, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

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Read LW! Testimony will be posted when written

 

344 West 89th Street

Building address and name: 344 West 89th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Riverside Drive- West End Historic District

Original Architect: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1895-1896

LPC Application: Application is to enlarge a rear yard addition and construct a rooftop bulkhead

LPC hearing date: January 14, 2020, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony will be posted when written

Learn more about 344 West 89th Street from our Building Database!

On Hold, Recently Covered at Staff Level or Withdrawn

 

57 West 69th Street

Building address and name: 57 West 69th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 2

Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, Vol. 3

Original Architect: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1892

LPC Application: Application is to reconstruct a stoop and gates

LPC hearing date: January 14, 2020, February 4, 2020 Withdrawn

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony will be posted when written

Learn more about 57 West 69th Street from our Building Database!

Belvedere Castle Paths

Building address and name:  Belvedere Castle Paths
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Central Park Scenic Landmark
Original Architect:  Jacob Wrey Mould & Julian Munchkwitz
Original Date of Construction:  1867
LPC Application: Application is to construct a pathway and walls for barrier-free access.
LPC hearing date: May 2, 2017

Presentation Description

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Does the thought of shaping changes in our neighborhood interest you?  LW’s C of A Committee members are key players in shaping the Upper West Side’s future.  We welcome architects, designers, historians, attorneys, real estate professionals and anyone interested in volunteering skills and expertise in the pursuit of stewardship of our neighborhood.  The Committee meets to review all applications for changes to landmark sites within Community District 7 scheduled to be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Public Design Commission and other public forums. Email Sean Khorsandi seankhorsandi@landmarkwest.org, or call (212) 496-8110 for further details.

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