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.

Current C of A Items

Filed applications within our district waiting to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission:

70 West 71st Street

Building address and name:  70 West 71st Street

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

Original Architect: Christian Blinn

Original Date of Construction:  1878

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the installation of  an awning and wall at the areaway without LPC permits

LPC hearing date: December 12, 2017 (November 14, 2017 LAID OVER)

See our Building Database entry for 70 West 71st Street for more information.

Presentation Description: Application is to legalize the installation of awnings and wall at the areaway without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).

Presentation Materials

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100 West 72nd Street

Building address and name:  100 West 72nd Street

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

Original Architect: McKim, Mead & White

Original Date of Construction:  1892-1893

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the replacement of windows installed without LPC permits.

LPC hearing date: December 12, 2017

See our Building Database entry for 100 West 72nd Street for more information.

Presentation Description

LW! Testimony will be listed when available

214 Riverside Drive

Building address and name:  214 Riverside Drive

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

Original Architect: Stein, Cohen & Roth

Original Date of Construction:  1900-1902

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows

LPC hearing date: December 12, 2017

Presentation Description

LW! Testimony will be listed when available

On Hold, Recently Covered at Staff Level or Withdrawn

 

51 West 81st Street

Building address and name:  51 West 81st Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Frederick C. Browne
Original Date of Construction:  1903-1905
LPC Application: Application is to establish a master plan governing the future installation of windows.

LPC hearing date: Laid over on December 13, 2016, laid over on October 24, 2017, laid over on November 14, 2017 .

See our Building Database entry for 51 West 81st Street for more information.

 

Presentation Materials (from December 2016)

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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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16 West 76th Street

16w76Building address and name:  16 West 76th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Cleverdon & Putzel
Original Date of Construction:  1899-1900
LPC hearing date:  November 1, 2016 TBD

Presentation Materials  Will be posted when available

221 West 79th Street

212w79Building address and name:  221 West 79th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Clarence True; Two-Story Extension by S. Walter Katz
Original Date of Construction:  1895-96; modified in 1953
LPC hearing date:  October 11, 2016 TBD

Presentation Materials 

Existing Condition: Photo

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38 West 76th Street

IMG_2731_STAIRBuilding address and name:  38 West 76th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Gilbert A. Schellenger
Original Date of Construction:  1891
LPC hearing date:  September 13, 2016; No Action

Presentation Materials

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32 West 75th Street


32 West 75th Street USEBuilding address and name:
  32 West 75th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  George H. Budlong
Original Date of Construction:  1889-90
LPC Appliation:  Construct rooftop and rear yard additions and alter the facade
LPC hearing date:  June 21st, 2016

Presentation Materials

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252 West 71st Street

Building address and name:  252 West 71st Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect:  Thom & Wilson
Original Date of Construction:  1892
LPC Application:  Construct rooftop and rear yard additions and alter fenestration
LPC hearing date:  June 21, 2016

Presentation Materials

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473 West End Avenue

Building address and name:  473 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside West End Historic District Extension I
Original Architect:  Gaetan Ajello
Original Date of Construction:  1923-24
LPC Application: Install a rooftop bulkhead with canopy
LPC hearing date:  May 3, 2016

Presentation Materials

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326 West 77th Street

326 w 77Building address and name:  326 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 Application: Install a stoop, alter the areaway, construct rooftop and rear additions, and excavate the rear yard
LPC hearing date:  April 5, 2016

Presentation Materials

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322 Central Park West

322 Central Park WestBuilding address and name:   322 Central Park West
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  George and Edward Blum
Original Date of Construction:  1926
LPC Application: Install planting beds in the areaway
LPC hearing date:  April 5, 2016, APPROVED

Presentation Materials 

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Past C of A Items ~ 2017

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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 Bradford Meyers

Original Date of Construction: 1928-1930

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

LPC hearing date: November 28, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 7 West 83rd Street for more information.

Presentation Materials can be read here

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230 West 103rd Street, aka 2698 Broadway - The Hotel Marseilles

Building address and name:  230 West 103rd Street, aka 2698 Broadway – The Hotel Marseilles

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

Original Architect: Harry Allen Jacobs

Original Date of Construction: 1902-05.

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the installation of certain windows in noncompliance withCertificate of Appropriateness 11-4194, and to replace other windows.

LPC PUBLIC MEETING date: November 28, 2017 (prior hearing on 06/13/2017 had a result of No Action, see Past Items entry) APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for the Hotel Marseilles for more information.

Presentation Materials can be read here

230 West 103rd Street aka Hotel Marseilles

Building address and name:  230 West 103rd Street aka Hotel Marseilles
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Individual Landmark
Original Architect:  Henry Allen Jacobs
Original Date of Construction:  1902-05
LPC Application: Replace windows
LPC hearing date:  May 03, 2016  June 13, 2017; NO ACTION

CURRENT Presentation Materials

FORMER Presentation Materials

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50 West 77th Street


Building address and name:
  50 West 77th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  George F. Pelham
Original Date of Construction:  1902-03
LPC Application: Application is to install a barrier-free access lift.
LPC hearing date: November 21, 2017  (Laid over from November 14, 2017, laid over from May 9, 2017), APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 50-58 West 77th Street for more information.

Presentation Materials

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884 West End Avenue

Building address and name:  884 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside – West Side Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Gaetan Ajello

Original Date of Construction: 1919-1920

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

LPC hearing date: November 14, 2017 (laid over from October 17, 2017), APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 884 West End Avenue for more information.

Presentation Materials

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464 Amsterdam Avenue

Building address and name: 464 Amsterdam Avenue

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

Original Architect: Gilbert A. Schellenger

Original Date of Construction: 1894

LPC Application: Application is to replace storefront infill.

LPC hearing date: November 14, 2017, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 464 Amsterdam Avenue for more information

Presentation Description

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3 Riverside Drive: The Kleeberg Residence

Building address and name: 3 Riverside Drive: The Kleeberg Residence

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

Original Architect: C.P.H. Gilbert

Original Date of Construction: 1896-98

LPC Application: Application is to excavate the cellar and rear yard, and construct below-grade additions.

LPC hearing date: October 24, 2017, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 3 Riverside Drive (The Kleeberg Residence) for more information.

Presentation Description

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18 West 89th Street, 17-19 West 88th Street, and 21 West 88th Street

Building addresses: 18-20 West 89th Street, 17-19 West 88th Street, and 21 West 88th Street

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

Original Architect of 18 West 89th Street: Dennison, Hirons and Darbyshire, Original Architect of 17-19 West 88th Street: Henry Davidson, Original Architect of 21 West 88th Street: Henry Davidson

Original Date of Construction of 18 West 89th Street: 1912, Original Date of Construction of 17-19 West 88th Street: 1888-92, Original Date of Construction of 21 West 88th Street: 1888-92

LPC Application: Application is to perform excavation, construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and to alter the areaway.

LPC hearing date: October 17, 2017, APPROVED

See our Building Database entries for 18-20 West 89th Street, 17-19 West 88th Street, and 21 West 88th Street for more information.

Presentation Description

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(Pictured: 21 West 88th Street)

771 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 771 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Riverside – West Side Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Schwartz & Gross

Original Date of Construction: 1914-15

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows and install through-window HVAC louvers.

LPC hearing date: October 17, 2017, APPROVED WITH  MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 771 West End Avenue for more information.

Presentation Description

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321 West 103rd Street


Building address and name:
  321 West 103rd Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: Riverside – West End Historic District Extension II
Original Architect:  Martin V. B. Ferdon
Original Date of Construction:  1891-92
LPC Application: Application is to alter the front façade and areaway.
LPC hearing date: September 12, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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23 West 69th Street

Building address and name:  23 West 69th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Gilbert A. Schellenger
Original Date of Construction:  1892
LPC Application: Application is to replace windows, construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and alter the rear facade.
LPC hearing date: September 12, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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18 West 74th Street

Building address and name:  18 West 74th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Percy Griffin
Original Date of Construction:  1904
LPC Application: Application is to enlarge window openings.
LPC hearing date: September 12, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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124 West 88th Street

Building address and name:  124 West 88th Street
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status
:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Samuel B. Reed (Subsequent alterations in 1962 by Ifill and Johnson)
Original Date of Construction:  1886-87
LPC Application: To modify masonry openings at the front and rear facades, replace infill, and alter the areaway.
LPC hearing date: August 8th, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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72 West 69th Street

Building address and name:  72 West 69th Street
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status
:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Gilbert A. Schellenger
Original Date of Construction:  1892-93
LPC Application: To install a barrier-free access lift.
LPC hearing date: August 8th, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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6 West 95th Street

Building address and name:  6 West 95th Street
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Horace Edgar Hartwell
Original Date of Construction:  1893-1894
LPC Application: To Construct a Rear Yard Addition, Install Windows, and Rooftop HVAC Units
LPC hearing date:  July 25, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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169 West 85th Street

Building address and name:  169 West 85th Street
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status
:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: John G. Prague
Original Date of Construction: 1889-90
LPC Application: To construct a rear yard addition, excavate the rear yard, and alter the
façade.
LPC hearing date: July 18th, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials Will be posted once available.

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122 West 73rd Street

Building address and name:  122 West 73rd Street
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Thom & Wilson
Original Date of Construction:  1881-82
LPC Application: To Construct Rooftop and Rear Yard Additions
LPC hearing date: July 11, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials

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113 West 77th Street

Building address and name:  113 West 77th Street
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Christian Blinn
Original Date of Construction:  1883-84
LPC Application: To Legalize the Installation of Windows Without Landmarks Preservation Commission Permit(s)
LPC hearing date:  June 20, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials

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310 West End Avenue

Building address and name:  310 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and/or Individual Landmark Status:  West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect:  Emery Roth
Original Date of Construction:  1924-25
LPC Application: To Alter Windows and Install Louvers
LPC hearing date:  June 20, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials 

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50 West 77th Street


Building address and name:
  50 West 77th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  George F. Pelham
Original Date of Construction:  1902-03
LPC Application: Application is to install a barrier-free access lift.
LPC hearing date:  May 9, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials

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269 Columbus Avenue

Building address and name:  269 Columbus Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Charles Buek and Co.
Original Date of Construction:  1888-89
LPC Application: Application is to legalize signage installed without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).
LPC hearing date: May 9, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials

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267 Columbus Avenue

Building address and name:  267 Columbus Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Charles Buek and Co.
Original Date of Construction:  1888-89
LPC Application: Application is to replace cast iron vault covers
LPC hearing date:  May 9, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials

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248 West 71st Street

Building address and name:   248 West 71st Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect:  Thom & Wilson
Original Date of Construction:  1892
LPC hearing date:  April 25, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials 

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277 West End Avenue

277 West End Ave (@73) A_SMBuilding address and name:   277 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect:  George & Edward Blum
Original Date of Construction:  1925-26
LPC hearing date:  April 5, 2016  April 4, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

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150 Riverside Drive

Building address and name:   150 Riverside Drive Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside – West End Historic District Original Architect:  Maurice Deutsch Original Date of Construction:  1926-28 LPC hearing date:  April 4, 2017, APPROVED Presentation Materials Read LW! Testimony 

235 West 75th Street

Building address and name:  235 West 75th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect: Clinton & Russell
Original Date of Construction:  1900-01
LPC Application: Application is to construct a barrier-free access ramp
LPC hearing date: March 21, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials 

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225 West End Avenue

Building address and name:  225 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect: William H. Birkmire
Original Date of Construction:  1903
LPC Application: Application is to alter the areaway and install a barrier-free access lift, signage and lighting
LPC hearing date: March 21, 2017, APPROVED

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91 Central Park West

Building address and name:  91 Central Park West
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Schwartz & Gross
Original Date of Construction:  1928-29
LPC Application: Application is to alter windows
LPC hearing date: March 21, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials 

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80 Riverside Drive

Building address and name:  80 Riverside Drive
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside Drive – West 80th-81st Street Historic District
Original Architect: Maurice Deutsch
Original Date of Construction:  1926-27
LPC Application: Application is to install rooftop mechanical  equipment and screening
LPC hearing date: March 21, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials will be posted

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275 Central Park West

Building address and name:  275 Central Park West
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Emery Roth
Original Date of Construction:  1930-31
LPC Application: Application is to enlarge a rooftop bulkhead
LPC hearing date: March 21, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials 

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137 Riverside Drive

Building address and name:  137 Riverside Drive
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside-West End Historic District
Original Architect: Charles E. Birge
Original Date of Construction:  1906-07
LPC Application: Application is to install a barrier-free access lift
LPC hearing date: March 21, 2017, APPROVED

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151 Central Park West - The Kenilworth

Building address and name:  151 Central Park West – The Kenilworth
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Central Park West – West 76th Street Historic District
Original Architect:  Townsend, Steinle & Haskell
Original Date of Construction:  1906-08
LPC hearing date:  March 7, 2017, APPROVED

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36 West 94th Street

Building address and name:  36 West 94th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Increase M. Grenell
Original Date of Construction:  1888
LPC hearing date:  March 7, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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225 West 86th Street - The Belnord Apartments

Building address and name:  225 West 86th Street – The Belnord Apartments
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Individual Landmark
Original Architect:  H. Hobart Weekes
Original Date of Construction:  1908-09
LPC hearing date:  February 21, 2017, Approved with Modifications

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168-170 West 79th Street

79th-street_rssBuilding address and name:  168-170 West 79th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Thom & Wilson
Original Date of Construction:  1890
LPC Application: Application is to alter the rooftop bulkheads, construct a rooftop playground, and install mechanical equipment.
LPC hearing date: January 10, 2017, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

Presentation Materials

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39 West 67th Street

39-west-67th-street_2Building address and name:  39 West 67th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Pollard and Steinam
Original Date of Construction:  1906-07
LPC Application: Application is to establish a master plan governing the future installation of windows.
LPC hearing date: January 10, 2017, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

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351 Amsterdam Avenue

351-amsterdam_cutBuilding address and name:  351 Amsterdam Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Gilbert A. Schellenger
Original Date of Construction:  1895
LPC Application: Application is to legalize the installation of storefront infill installed in non-compliance with Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).
LPC hearing date: January 10, 2017; DENIED

Original LPC Approval Set

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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 typically meets monthly to review all applications for changes to landmark sites within Community District 7 scheduled to be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Art Commission and other public forums. Email Sean Khorsandi seankhorsandi@landmarkwest.org, or call (212) 496-8110 for further details.

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