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.

Recent UWS Hearings and LW Testimony

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 hearing date: TBA, via Youtube

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.

View Presentation Materials (will be posted when available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

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

36th 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: TBA, via YouTube

LPC Application: Application to infill a portion of the existing “L” rear yard extension and increase depth of the upper floor rear facade; restore front stoop; replace existing double-hung windows with casement window, and expand an existing rooftop addition.

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

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

433 Amsterdam Avenue

Building address and name: 433 Amsterdam Avenue

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

Original Architect: George A. Bagge

Original Date of Construction: 1890-1891

LPC hearing date: TBA, via YouTube

LPC Application: Application is to install signage at storefront cornice with bottom-lit illumination, illuminated signage behind storefront glass and vinyl sign on glass door .

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 433 Amsterdam Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

231-233 West 74th Street

Building address and name: 231-233 West 74th Street

Building’s Historic District:

West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension

Original Architect: William J. Merritt

Original Date of Construction: 1885-86

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 via YouTube, LAID OVER; Tuesday, October 11, 2022, No Action, No Quorum. 

LPC Application: Application is to reconstruct the front facades.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 231-233 West 74th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE

165-167 West 86th Street, aka 541 Amsterdam Avenue

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 dates: July 19, 2022, via YouTube, NO ACTION

** PLEASE NOTE: At the July 19th meeting, Chair Carroll noted they do not expect to make a decision until AFTER LABOR DAY.  The LPC has retained experts for independent analysis.  After those experts present their findings and additional questions are responded to, the Commission will take a vote.  **

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

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View Supplemental Materials

Read LW! Testimony full statement and live LPC statement

Learn more about 170 Central Park West from our dedicated ADVOCACY PAGE.

500 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 500 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: 1914-1915

LPC Application: Application is to establish a windows masterplan.

LPC hearing date: November 9th, 2021, via YouTube, NO ACTION

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 500 West End Avenue 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 hearing date: October 26, 2021 LAID OVER via Zoom

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.

360 West End Avenue


Building address and name:
360 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District:

Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Gaetan Ajello

Original Date of Construction: 1915

LPC hearing date: Not Yet Scheduled, via Zoom

LPC Application: Application is to replace ornamental terra cotta with GFRC

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 360 West End Avenue 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 hearing date: April 6, 2021,LAID OVER; April 20, 2021, LAID OVER; via YouTube

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

On Hold, Recently Covered at Staff Level or Withdrawn

 

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 hearing date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, via Youtube, NO ACTION.

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

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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 hearing date: December 8, 2020, via YouTube, 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.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 328 West 108th Street 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.

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Read LW! Testimony 

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

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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Past C of A Items ~ 2023

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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.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

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

Read the Social History for this landmark!

 

C of A Archive:

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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