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

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has resumed hearings at its office at 1 Centre Street, but continues to provide livestreams on their YouTube channel. The public can watch a hearing on the LPC’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/nyclpc/videos

FIND CURRENT LPC HEARING CALENDARS HERE.

Past C of A Items ~ 2023

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On Hold, Recently Covered at Staff Level or Withdrawn

 

165 West 86th Street, West Park Presbyterian Church (WITHDRAWN)

Building address and name: 165-167 West 86th Street, aka 541 Amsterdam Avenue – West Park Presbyterian Church Individual Landmark

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusIndividual Landmark

Original Architect: Henry Franklin Kilburn, and Leopold Eidlitz

Original Date of Construction:1889-1890, and 1883-1885

LPC hearing dateJune 14, 2022, via YouTube, NO ACTION

LPC meeting date: July 19, 2022, via YouTube, NO ACTION

LPC hearing date: June 13, 2023, via YouTube and Zoom, NO ACTION

LPC meeting date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023, via in-Person, YouTube and Zoom

NEW: LPC meeting date: January 9, 2024, via in-Person, Youtube and Zoom, APPLICATION WITHDRAWN!

LPC Application: Application is to demolish the building, pursuant to Section 25-309(b)(2), on the grounds of hardship.

View Presentation Materials 

View Supplemental Materials

View Presentation Materials for June 2023 Public Hearing HERE

View Supplemental Materials for June 2023 Public Hearing Part A and Part B

Read LPC Consultants Reports

Read Applicant’s Responses to June 13, 2023 Testimony

Read LW! Testimony full statement (2022), live LPC statement, and NEW 2023 full statement

Learn more about West Park Presbyterian Church from our dedicated ADVOCACY PAGE.

230 Riverside Drive

Building address and name: 230 Riverside Drive

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

Original Architect: Charles H. Lench

Original Date of Construction: 1930-1931

LPC Docket No: LPC-23-07299

LPC hearing date: August 15, 2023, via HYBRID, NO ACTION, “revised proposal”. VIEW Permit for Minor Work.

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows

View Presentation Materials

Read LW Testimony (will be posted once written) 

Learn more about 230 Riverside Drive from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the SOCIAL HISTORY of this landmark!

172 West 79th Street

Building address and name: 172 West 79th Street

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

Original Architect: George A. Bagge & Sons

Original Date of Construction: 1930-1935

LPC Docket No: LPC-23-03253

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, via Youtube, NO ACTION, APPROVED at staff level. VIEW Certificate of No Effect.

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 172 West 79th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

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 Docket No: LPC-20-09067

LPC hearing date: December 8, 2020, via YouTube, NO ACTION. APPROVED at staff level, WARNING LETTER revoked.

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

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Read LW! Testimony 

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

114 West 86th Street

Building address and name: 114 West 86th 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: J. M. Felson

Original Date of Construction: 1927-1928

LPC Docket No: LPC-20-08750

LPC hearing date: October 26, 2021 LAID OVER via Zoom. WITHDRAWN/DISAPPEARED.

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the replacement of windows replacedwithout LPC permits.

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 114 West 86th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

327 West 76th Street

Building address and name: 327 West 76th Street

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

Original Architect: Charles T. Mott

Original Date of Construction: 1891-1892

LPC Docket No: LPC-21-04963

LPC hearing date: April 6, 2021,LAID OVER; April 20, 2021, LAID OVER; via YouTube. WITHDRAWN.

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

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available) 

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 327 West 76th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE, and from Tom Miller’s DAYTONIAN IN MANHATTAN post of April 10, 2012 and Christopher Gray’s STREETSCAPES Column of April 12, 2012

433 Amsterdam Avenue

Building address and name: 433 Amsterdam Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Upper West Side/Central Park West – Historic District

Original Architect: George A. Bagge

Original Date of Construction: 1891

LPC Docket No: LPC-23-01484

LPC hearing date: TBA via YouTube, WITHDRAWN. 

LPC Application: Application is for signage at storefront cornice with bottom-lit illumination, Illuminated Signage Behind Storefront Glass and vinyl sign on glass door.

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Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 433 Amsterdam Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE

520 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 520 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusRiverside-West End Historic District Extension I; 520 West End Avenue (Leech House)

Original Architect: Clarence True

Original Date of Construction: 1892

LPC Docket No: LPC-23-05734

LPC hearing date: TBA, via Youtube APPROVED at staff level. VIEW Permit for Minor Work.

LPC Application: Application for the legalization of the construction, maintenance, and use of three (3) double metal garbage enclosures on the north sidewalk of West 85th Street.

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Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 520 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

360 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 360 West End Avenue

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

Original Architect: Gaetan Ajello

Original Date of Construction: 1915

LPC hearing date: WITHDRAWN

Learn more about 360 Riverside Drive 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 Docket No:

LPC Application: Application is to construct a pathway and walls for barrier-free access. APPROVED at staff level.

LPC hearing date: May 2, 2017

Presentation Description

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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 Docket No: LPC‐20‐10444

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

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

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Read LW! Testimony 

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

Past C of A Items ~ 2023

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7 West 83rd Street

Building address and name: 7 West 83rd Street

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

Original Architect: Charles B. Meyers

Original Date of Construction: 1928-30

LPC hearing date: December 12, 2023, via HYBRID at 1 Centre Street, Manhattan or on Zoom, APPROVED.

LPC Application: Application is to install fencing and awning at the roof.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about the 7 West 83rd Street on our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the SOCIAL HISTORY of this landmark!

320 West 77th Street

Building address and name: 320 West 77th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: West End Collegiate Historic District

Original Architect: Charles T. Mott

Original Date of Construction: 1891-92

LPC hearing date: Novermber 28, 2023, via HYBRID at 1 Centre Street, Manhattan or on Zoom, APPROVED.

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows, alter the entrance surround, install ironwork, and modify openings at the rear facade.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about the 320 West 77th Street on our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the SOCIAL HISTORY of this landmark!

Riverside Park - Dinrosaur Playground

Building address and name: Riverside Park – Dinosaur Playground

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

Original Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted, with modifications and additions built in 1934-37 and designed by Clifton Lloyd and Gilmore Clarke.

Original Date of Construction: 1873-1875; 1934-37

LPC hearing date: Novermber 28, 2023, via HYBRID at 1 Centre Street, Manhattan or on Zoom, APPROVED.

LPC Docket No: 24-03689

LPC Application: Application is to remove stairs, install ramps, replace walls, fencing, and guardrails, and re-grade the site.

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157 West 82nd Street

Building address and name: 157 West 82nd Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: William Baker

Original Date of Construction: 1885-86

LPC hearing date: Novermber 14, 2023, via HYBRID at 1 Centre Street, Manhattan or on Zoom.

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition and modify a bay window, APPROVED.

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Read LW Testimony

Learn more about the 157 West 82nd Street on our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the SOCIAL HISTORY of this landmark!

60 West 91st Street

Building address and name: 60 West 91st Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Henry L. Harris

Original Date of Construction: 1889-1890

LPC hearing date: November 14, 2023, via HYBRID at 1 Centre Street, Manhattan or on Zoom.

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

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Read LW Testimony

Learn more about the 60 West 91st Street on our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the SOCIAL HISTORY of this landmark!

Mineral Springs - Central Park

Building address and name: Mineral Springs – Central Park, north of Sheep Meadow

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusScenic Landmark

Original Architect: Robert Moses

Original Date of Construction: 1959

LPC hearing date: October 31, 2023, via HYBRID at 1 Centre Street or on Zoom, APPROVED.

LPC Application: BINDING REPORT – Application is to construct a partially enclosed pergola assembly and modify walls and paving

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Read LW Testimony

Learn more about the Mineral Springs and the original pavilion building.

1000 Fifth Avenue

Building address and name: 1000 Fifth Avenue

Building’s Historic District: Interior Landmark

Original Architect: Hunt & Hunt with George B. Post

Original Date of Construction: 1895-1902

LPC hearing date: October 17th, 2023, hybrid event at City Hall and on Zoom, APPROVED.

LPC Application: Application is to install interior digital display screens.

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Riverside Park, 105th Street

Building address and name: Riverside Park, 105th Street

Building’s Historic District: Scenic Landmark

Original Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted

Original Date of Construction:

PDC hearing date: October 16th, 2023, hybrid event at City Hall and on Zoom, APPROVED.

PDC Application: Reconstrction of stairs at 105th Street within Riverside Park, instaltion of two handrails and a guardrail.

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154 West 73rd Street

Building address and name: 154 West 73rd Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Martin V. B. Ferdon

Original Date of Construction: 1882-83

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor and via Zoom, APPROVED.

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

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 154 West 73rd Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History of this landmark!

140 West 81st Street

Building address and name: 140 West 81st Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Jonathan F. Capen

Original Date of Construction: 1892-93

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, via YouTube and Zoom, NO ACTION, APPROVED.

LPC meeting date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor or via Zoom

LPC Application: Application is to apply a coating on the masonry façade.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 140 West 81st Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History of this landmark!

5G Infrastructure across the city

Building address and name: 5G Infrastructure across the city

New York City Council Committee on Technology hearing date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, via hybrid meeting either in person at Council Chambers – City Hall or online via Zoom. Register and submit written testimony here! No registration is required for in-person attendance.

Hearing Agenda: Oversight – LinkNYC: Deployment of 5G Infrastructure and
Wi-Fi Connectivity across the City

Read LW! Testimony in opposition to the prosposed design and our concerns of their approval process.

199 Columbus Avenue aka 76 West 69th Street

Building address and name: 199 Columbus Avenue aka 76 West 69th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Gilbert A. Schellenger

Original Date of Construction: 1892-93

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, via YouTube, APPROVED W/ MODIFICATION.

LPC Application: Application is to enclose display windows and install signage.

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Read LW! Testimony 

 

Learn more about 191-199 Columbus Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History of this landmark!

36 West 85th Street

Building address and name: 36 West 85th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: George F. Pelham

Original Date of Construction: 1897

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, via YouTube, APPROVED W/ MODIFICATIONS. 

LPC Application: Application to construct a rear yard addition

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 36 West 85th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History of this landmark!

254 West 88th Street

Building address and name: 254 West 88th Street

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

Original Architect: Nelson Whipple

Original Date of Construction: 1884

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, 18th April 2023, via YouTube, APPROVED.

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

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 254 West 88th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History of this landmark!

43 West 74th Street

Building address and name: 43 West 74th Street

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

Original Architect: Max Hensel

Original Date of Construction: 1889-90

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, March 28th, 2023, via Youtube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to amend Certificate of Approriateness 22-01235 to expand the scope of work to construct a rooftop addition and alter a masonry opening.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 43 West 74th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

400 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 400 West End Avenue

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

Original Architect: Margon & Holder

Original Date of Construction: 1930-1931

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, via Youtube, APPROVED.

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 400 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

45 West 81st Street

Building address and name: 45 West 81st Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Suagrman & Hess

Original Date of Construction: 1922

LPC hearing date: Tuesday February 14th, 2023, via Youtube, APPROVED with modifications.

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 45 West 81st Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

392 Columbus Avenue

Building address and name: 392 Columbus Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Christian Blinn

Original Date of Construction: 1881

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, February 14th, 2023, via Youtube, APPROVED.

LPC Application: Application is to replace storefront windows and install awnings, signage and lighting.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 392 Columbus Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

471 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 471 West End Avenue

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

Original Architect: McKim, Mead & White

Original Date of Construction: 1885-86; 1912-13

LPC hearing date: Tuesday December 13th, 2022 via Youtube, NO ACTION

LPC public meeting date: Tuesday January 31st, 2023 via Youtube, APPROVED.

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

View Presentation Materials; Revised Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Read LW! Revised Testimony

Learn more about 471 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this Landmark!

61 West 70th Street

Building address and name: 61 West 70th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusUpper West Side/Central Park West Historic District

Original Architect: Charles Buek & Co.

Original Date of Construction: 1890-91

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, via Youtube. APPROVED with modifications.

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition and alter the front facade and areaway.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 61 West 70th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

400 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 400 West End Avenue

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

Original Architect: Margon & Holder

Original Date of Construction: 1930-1931

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2023, via Youtube, APPROVED.

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 400 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

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Join our C of A Committee

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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