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

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

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

Building 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

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

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

LPC Application: Application is to install banner signs.

View Presentation Materials 

Read LW! LPC Testimony 

Learn more about 315 Central Park West 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

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

View 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

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.

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: Not Yet Scheduled

LPC Application: Application is to replace a storefront.

View Presentation Materials (will be posted once available)

Read LW! Testimony (will be posted once written)

Learn more about 61 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.

View Presentation Materials 

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

Read LW! Testimony

Past C of A Items ~ 2022

Open the toggles to see the building details. 

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.

 

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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