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 .

FIND CURRENT LPC HEARING CALENDARS HERE.

Recent UWS Hearings and LW Testimony

300 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 300 West End Avenue aka Hotel Willard

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

Original Architect: Schwartz & Gross

Original Date of Construction: 1916-1917

LPC Application: Application is to increase the height of an exterior elevator bulkhead.

LPC hearing date: September 28, 2021, via Zoom

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 300 West End Avenue from our building database.

330 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 330 West End Avenue aka Hotel Willard

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

Original Architect: Robert M. Farrington

Original Date of Construction: 1915-1916

LPC Application: Application is to replace glass enclosed greenhouse balconies.

LPC hearing date: September 28, 2021, via Zoom

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 330 West End Avenue from our building database.

780 West End Avenue


Building address and name:
780 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District:

Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect: George & Edward Blum

Original Date of Construction: 1912-1914

LPC hearing date: September 28, 2021, via Zoom

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 780 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

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.

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. 

103 West 72nd Street

103_W72_Testimony
Building address and name:
103 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: Fellheimer & Wagner

Original Date of Construction: 1931-1933

LPC hearing date: September 14, 2021 in Person; APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to replace storefront infill and construct a rear yard addition.

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 103 West 72nd 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 

LPC public meeting date: August 10, 2021, in Person, Approved with Modifications

View Presentation Materials (for public hearing) 

View Presentation Materials (for public meeting) 

Read LW! Testimony (for public hearing) 

Learn more about 305 West End Avenue from our building database.

333 Central Park West


Building address and name:
333 Central Park West, The Turin

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: Albert Joseph Bodker

Original Date of Construction: 1909-1910

LPC hearing dateJune 15, 2021, LAID OVER; July 13, 2021 via YouTube RESCHEDULED; July 27, 2021 in Person, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

LPC Application: Application is to install a rooftop pergola

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 333 Central Park West from our BUILDING DATABASE.

260 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 260 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: 1924-1925

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

LPC hearing date: July 20, 2021, in Person, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 260 West End Avenue from our building database.

43 West 74th Street


Building address and name:
43 West 74th 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: Max Hansel

Original Date of Construction: 1889-1890

LPC hearing dateJuly 20, 2021, in Person, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to demolish a rear extension and reconstruct the rear extension facade

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 43 West 74th 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 dateJune 15, 2021, via YouTube, APPROVED

LPC Application: Application is to demolish a free-standing wall, construct an addition, reconstruct and alter the library stack tower, and alter the south façade.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Read more about this project in DEZEEN

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

200 Central Park West

Building address and name: 200 Central Park West – American Museum of Natural History

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark StatusIndividual Landmark

Original Architect: Vaux and Mould; Cady, Berg and See; Trowbridge and Livingston; John Russell Pope; Charles Vols; and others, located within a park.

Original Date of Construction: 1874-1935

LPC hearing dateJune 15, 2021, via YouTube, ADVISORY REPORT

LPC Application: Application is to remove a statue, modify stairs and paving, and install markers.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony

Learn more about 200 Central Park West from our BUILDING DATABASE.

120 West 74th Street

​Building address and name: 120 West 74th Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status: 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: 1886-87

LPC Application: Application is to amend Certificate of Appropriateness 19-8641 to modify the proposed rear yard addition.

LPC hearing date: June 8, 2021, via You Tube; NO ACTION

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 120 West 74th Street from our Building Database!

 

263 West 93rd Street

​Building address and name: 263 West 93rd Street

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

Original Architect: Alexander M. Welch

Original Date of Construction: 1897

LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

LPC hearing date: June 8, 2021, via You Tube; APPROVED

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! Testimony 

Learn more about 263 West 93rd Street from our Building Database!

 

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; June 1, 2021 via YouTube, APPROVED

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

View Presentation Materials

Read 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, May 11, 2021, via YouTube, APPROVED

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

View Presentation Materials  

Read LW! Testimony

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, APPROVED with Modifications in Part/DENIED in part

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!

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

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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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