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

353 Riverside Drive


Building address and name:
353 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District:

Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Robert D. Kohn

Original Date of Construction: 1899-1901

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, viaYouTube, LAID OVER; Tuesday, August 2, 2022, via YouTube

LPC Application: Application is to enlarge an elevator bulkhead.

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 353 Riverside Drive 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.

View Presentation Materials 

View Supplemental Materials

Read LW! Testimony full statement and live LPC statement

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

229 West 71st Street

Building address and name: 229 West 71st Street

Building’s Historic District:

West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension

Original Architect: Irving Kudroff

Original Date of Construction: 1884, altered 1946-1948

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 via YouTube, LAID OVER; Tuesday, June 14, 2022 via YouTube, LAID OVER, Tuesday, June 28, 2022via YouTube, LAID OVER, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 via YouTube, NO ACTION

LPC Application: Application is to alter and enlarge the building, including replacing the facades.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 229 West 71st Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

143 West 72nd Street

Building address and name: 143 West 72nd 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: Boak & Paris

Original Date of Construction: 1935

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

LPC Application: Application is for a full-width rear yard addition on the third and fourth floors with the addition of a Juliette balcony on the new proposed rear facade, new fenestration, and the removal of common brick and recladding the rear facade in stucco; and the addition of a fifth floor with rooftop stair and elevator bulkheads.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 143 West 72nd Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

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

View Presentation Materials 

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

 

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.

View Presentation Materials 

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 ~ 2022

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6 West 95th Street

Building address and name: 6 West 95th 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: Horace Edgar Hartwell

Original Date of Construction: 1893-1894

LPC hearing date: June 14, 2022, via YouTube, LAID OVER; July 12, 2022, via YouTube, LAID OVER; Tuesday, August 9, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to construct rear yard and rooftop additions, modify a masonry opening, install mechanical equipment, and raise parapets. 

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 6 West 95th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Central Park - North Meadow Center

Building address and name:  North Meadow Center

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

Original Architect:  Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux

Original Date of Construction:  1910

LPC Application: Application is to modify masonry openings, replace infill, and install retaining walls, storage enclosures, paving and fencing

LPC hearing date: June 28, 2022, Via YouTube, POSITIVE REPORT

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323 West 87th Street

​Building address and name: 323 West 87th Street

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

Original Architect: Francis A. Minuth

Original Date of Construction: 1889

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition and replace a transom window.

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, LAID OVER,  June 28, 2022, via You Tube, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 323 West 87th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

330 West 72nd Street

Building address and name: 330 West 72nd Street

Building’s Historic District: West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension

Original Architect: George & Edward Blum

Original Date of Construction: 1927

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 via YouTube, NO ACTION; Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (Public Meeting); DENIED 

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

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Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 330 West 72nd Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

225 West 99th Street

Building address and name: 225 West 99th Street – St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Individual Landmark

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusIndividual Landmark

Original Architect: Robert W. Gibson and F. Carles Merry

Original Date of Construction: Church (1890-1891), Parish House (1896-1897), Rectory (1912-1913)

LPC hearing dateJune 7, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to alter entrances, install a canopy, construct barrier free access ramps, and enclose an interior courtyard.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 225 West 99th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

257 Central Park West

Building address and name: 257 Central Park West

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: Mulliken & Moeller

Original Date of Construction: 1905-1906

LPC hearing date: June 7, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to enlarge an elevator bulkhead.

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Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 257 Central Park West from our BUILDING DATABASE.

42 West 70th Street

Building address and name: 42 West 70th 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: Thom & Wilson

Original Date of Construction: 1891-92

LPC hearing date: May 3, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to alter the rear facade.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! LPC Testimony

Learn more about 42 West 70th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

6-16 West 77th Street

Building address and name: 6-16 West 77th 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: Nathan Korn

Original Date of Construction: 1927-28

LPC hearing date: November 16th, 2021, via YouTube, NO ACTION; January 25, 2022, via YouTube, NO ACTION; May 3, 2022, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is replace and enlarge an existing rooftop penthouse.

View Presentation Materials

View REVISED Presentation Materials

View RE-REVISED Presentation Materials

Read LW! CB7 Testimony

Read LW! LPC Testimony 

Learn more about 6-16 West 77th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Read more about this proposal from: ILoveTheUpperWestSide, Business Insider, CRAINS, The New York Times, The Guardian a second article in The Guardian, and CURBED

51 West 70th Street

Building address and name: 51 West 70th 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: Gilbert A. Schellenger

Original Date of Construction: 1890-91

LPC hearing date: April 12, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to alter the front façade and areaway, install ironwork, and modify window openings

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 51 West 70th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

117 West 81st Street

Building address and name: 117 West 81st 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: Henry L. Harris

Original Date of Construction: 1884-1885

LPC hearing date: April 5, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the restoration of the brownstone façade in non-compliance with Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).

View CURRENT Presentation Materials 

View ORIGINAL 2008 Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 117 West 81st Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

325 Riverside Drive


Building address and name:
325 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District:

Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: Gaetan Ajello

Original Date of Construction: 1920-21

LPC hearing date: March 22, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to install an engraving at the entrance enframement.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 325 Riverside Drive from our BUILDING DATABASE.

121 West 88th Street

Building address and name: 121 West 88th 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: Alonzo B. Kight

Original Date of Construction: 1898

LPC hearing date: March 15th, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition, modify masonry openings, replace windows and install Juliet balconies.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! LPC Testimony

Learn more about 121 West 88th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

61 West 86th Street

Building address and name: 61 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: John G. Prague

Original Date of Construction: 1888-1889

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to replace a storefront.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 61 West 86th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

393 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 393 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District:

West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension

Original Architect: Goldner & Goldner

Original Date of Construction: 1927

LPC hearing date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, LAID OVER; Tuesday, January 4, 2021, LAID OVER; Tuesday, January 25, 2021 via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to install a marquee, modify masonry openings and install windows, and modify a rooftop addition.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 393 West End Avenue from our BUILDING DATABASE.

Delacorte Theatre

Central-Park-Delacorte-TheatreBuilding address and name:  Delacorte Theatre

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

Original Architect:  N/A

Original Date of Construction:  1962

LPC Application: Application is to modify the shell; replace cladding, infill, signage, lighting towers, seating, stairs, decking and fencing; install a canopy and banners; and construct a barrier free access ramp.

LPC hearing date: January 25, 2022, via YouTube, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

315 Central Park West

Building address and name: 315 Central Park West

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: Schwartz & Gross

Original Date of Construction: 1911-12

LPC hearing date: January 11th, 2022, via YouTubeNO ACTION; February 22nd, 2022 (Public Meeting), via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to install banner signs.

View Presentation Materials 

View REVISED Public Meeting Presentation Materials

Read LW! LPC Testimony 

Learn more about 315 Central Park West from our BUILDING DATABASE.

23 West 83rd Street

23-West-83rd-StreetBuilding address and name: 23 West 83rd 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: Charles H. Lindsley

Original Date of Construction: 1891-92

LPC hearing date: January 11th, 2022, via YouTubeAPPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to replace a window

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! LPC Testimony 

Learn more about 23 West 83rd Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

256 West 88th Street

​Building address and name: 256 West 88th Street

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

Original Architect: Nelson M. Whipple; alterations by C. Jackson

Original Date of Construction: 1884; 1911

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

LPC hearing date: January 11, 2022, via You TubeAPPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! LPC Testimony

Learn more about 256 West 88th Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

173-175 Riverside Drive

​Building address and name: 173-175 Riverside

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

Original Architect: J.E.R. Carpenter

Original Date of Construction: 1925-26

LPC Application: Application is reconstruct and modify the rooftop parapet and balustrade.

LPC hearing date: December 14, 2021, LAID OVER, January 11, 2022, via You TubeAPPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! LPC Testimony 

Learn more about 173-175 Riverside Drive from our BUILDING DATABASE.

 

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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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