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.

Recent UWS Hearings and LW Testimony

131 West 69th Street

Building address and name: 131 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

LPC hearing date: April 20, 2021, via YouTube

LPC Application: Application is to construct rootop and rear yard additions, and modify openings at the rear facade.

View Presentation Materials  

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted when written)

33 West 74th Street

Building address and name: 33 West 74th 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

LPC hearing date: April 20, 2021, via YouTube

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows and modify window openings

View Presentation Materials  

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted when written)

Learn more about 33 West 74th 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 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

1000 Fifth Avenue

Building address and name: 1000 Fifth Avenue – Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Original Architect: Kevin Roche/John Dinkeloo and Associates

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

LPC Application: Application is to replace a curtain wall façade.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

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.

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 YouTube, 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.

On Hold, Recently Covered at Staff Level or Withdrawn

 

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

Read LW! Testimony

Past C of A Items ~ 2021

Open the toggles to see the building details. (once posted)

2101 Broadway - The Ansonia Hotel

Building address and name: 2101 Broadway – The Ansonia Hotel

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusIndividual Landmark

Original Architect: Paul E. M. DuBoy

Original Date of Construction: 1899-1904

LPC hearing dateMarch 23, 2021, via YouTube

LPC Application: Application is to replace doors, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 2101 Broadway from our Building Database.

45 West 85th Street

Building address and name: 45 West 85th 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: Lafayette A. Goldstone

LPC hearing date: March 9, 2021, via YouTube, LAID OVER; March 16, 2021

LPC Application: Application is to replace a stained glass window, APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 45_W85_Testimony

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 45 West 85th Street from our Building Database

110 West 88th Street

Building address and name: 110 West 88th 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: VACANT LOT

LPC hearing date: January 19, 2021, via YouTube, NO ACTION

LPC meeting date: February 9, 2021, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to construct a new building.

View Presentation Materials and Public Meeting Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

76-80 West 82nd Street

Building address and name: 76-80 West 82nd 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: 1890-91

LPC hearing date: January 12, 2021, (LAID OVER); February 2, 2021, via YouTube, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to establish a Master Plan governing the replacement of storefront infill, signage, and the installation of barrier-free access ramps.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 76- 78- and 80 West 82nd Street from our BUILDING DATABASE.

375 Riverside Drive

Building address and name: 375 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusMorningside Heights Historic District

Original Architect: Gaetan Ajello

Original Date of Construction: 1921-1922

LPC hearing date: January 12, 2021, via YouTube, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

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

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 375 Riverside Drive from our BUILDING DATABASE.

140 Riverside Drive (Normandy Apartments)

Building address and name: 140 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusIndividual Landmark

Original Architect: Emery Roth & Sons

Original Date of Construction: 1938-1939

LPC hearing dateJanuary 12, 2021, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to modify a masonry opening and install a window.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 140 Riverside Drive from our BUILDING DATABASE.

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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