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.

Upcoming Hearings

Regarding the Revised LPC Rules Amendments
A public hearing on the revised rules amendments proposed by the LPC will be held on October 16th at 1:30 PM. The revised rules can be read here.
271 Central Park West

Building address and name: 271 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:  1912-13

LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop mechanical bulkhead.

LPC hearing date: September 4, 2018

See our Building Database entry for 271 Central Park West for more information on this landmarked building.

Presentation Materials will be posted when provided.

LW! Testimony will be posted when complete.

242 West 76th Street

Building address and name: 242 West 76th Street

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

Original Architect: George F. Pelham

Original Date of Construction: 1925-26

LPC Application: Applicant is to install HVAC units.

LPC hearing date: September 4, 2018

See our Building Database entry for 242 West 76th Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Presentation Materials will be posted when provided.

LW! Testimony will be posted when complete.

On Hold, Recently Covered at Staff Level or Withdrawn

 

325 West 93rd Street

Building address and name: 325 West 93rd Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside-West End Historic District
Original Architect: George F. Pelham

Original Date of Construction:  1906
LPC Application: Application is to install a canopy, handrail, and window bars at the first floor.

LPC hearing date: TBD–held over from May 29, 2018

See our Building Database entry for 325 West 93rd Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Presentation Materials will be posted when provided.

LW! Testimony will be posted when complete.

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

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

Read LW! Testimony

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

Read LW! Testimony

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

Read LW! Testimony

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

Read LW! Testimony

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

Read LW! Testimony

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, APPROVED

Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

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 

Read LW! Testimony

Past C of A Items ~ 2018

Open the toggles to see the building details.

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 construct rooftop and rear yard additions, alter the areaway, install new window openings, and replace windows.

LPC hearing date: August 7, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 3 Riverside Drive for more information.

Review Presentation Materials

Review LW! Testimony 

381 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 381 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End — Collegiate Historic District
Original Architect: Frederick B. White

Original Date of Construction:  1885-86
LPC Application: Application is to restore the façade, modify windows, and construct a rooftop addition.

LPC hearing date: August 7th, 2018 (postponed from June 19th, 2018) APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 381 West End Avenue for more information on this landmarked building.

Review Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony here and here

163 West 76th Street

Building address and name:  163 West 76th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Henry F. Cook and Clarence True

Original Date of Construction:  1892-93
LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop and rear-yard addition.

LPC hearing date: July 31, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 163 West 76th Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Review Presentation Materials

Review LW! Testimony

410 Amsterdam Avenue

Building address and name: 410 Amsterdam Avenue

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

Original Architect: Charles See

Original Date of Construction:  1895

LPC Application: Application is to replace storefront infill.

LPC hearing date: July 31, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 410 Amsterdam Avenue for more information on this landmarked building.

Review Presentation Materials

Review LW! Testimony

466 Amsterdam Avenue

Building address and name: 466 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:  1894

LPC Application: Application is to alter storefront infill.

LPC hearing date: July 24, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 466 Amsterdam Avenue for more information on this landmarked building.

Review Presentation Materials

Review LW! Testimony

309 West 85th Street

Building address and name: 309 West 85th Street

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

Original Architect: Neville and Bagge

Original Date of Construction:  1901

LPC Application: Application is to legalize the installation of windows without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).

LPC hearing date: July 24, 2018, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 309 West 85th Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Review Presentation Materials

Review LW! Testimony

2080 Broadway aka 176 West 72nd Street

Building address and name: 2080 Broadway aka 176 West 72nd Street

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

Original Architect: Arthur Weiser

Original Date of Construction:  1938

LPC Application: Application is to replace the parapet.

LPC hearing date: July 10, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 2080 Broadway for more information on this landmarked building.

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

47 West 94th Street

Building address and name:  47 West 94th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: Henry Palmer

Original Date of Construction:  1890-91
LPC Application: Application is to construct a set-back rooftop addition, extend an existing chimney, expand the existing rear yard extension, excavate to increase height of the existing cellar level, restore façade masonry, and replace windows.

LPC hearing date: June 19, 2018 (held over from May 29, 2018), APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 47 West 94th Street for more information on this landmarked building (as well a historic photo of the building).

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

341 West 87th Street

Building address and name: 341 West 87th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside-West End Historic District
TOriginal Architect: Alexander M. Welch

Original Date of Construction:  1895-96
LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

LPC hearing date: June 19, 2018, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 341 West 87th Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Review Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

600 West End Avenue

Building address and name: 600 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside-West End Historic District

Original Architect: Schwartz and Gross

Original Date of Construction:  1910-11
LPC Application: Application is to install wall condensing units.

LPC hearing date: June 19, 2018, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 600 West End Avenue for more information on this landmarked building.

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

104 West 76th Street

Building address and name:  104 West 76th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect: C. Abbott French & Co.

Original Date of Construction:  1888-89
LPC Application: Application is to construct a rooftop addition and enlarge two rear-facing windows.

LPC hearing date: June 12, 2018 (postponed on May 29, 2018 to make way for the Commission’s discussion of the proposed rules changes) APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 104 West 76th Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

2012 Broadway

Building address and name:  2012 Broadway (aka 140 West 69th Street, aka 2016-2018 Broadway, aka the Spencer Arms)
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Mulliken and Moeller

Original Date of Construction:  1904-05
LPC Application: Application is for the construction of a new storefront, the installation of a mechanical system, and the installation of signage.

LPC hearing date: March 13, 2018, NO ACTION. 

Returning as a public meeting item (no testimony permitted): May 15, 2018, APPROVED.

See our Building Database entry for 140 West 69th Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Read Past Presentation Materials

Read REVISED Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

210 Columbus Avenue

Building address and name:  210 Columbus Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Israels & Harder

Original Date of Construction:  1903-04
LPC Application: Application is to install a barrier-free access ramp.

LPC hearing date: April 10, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 210 Columbus Avenue (also known as 104 West 70th Street) for more information on this landmarked building, as well as historic photographs of the facade!

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

250 West 71st Street

Building address and name:  250 West 71st Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End – Collegiate Historic District Extension
Original Architect:  Thom and Wilson

Original Date of Construction:  1892
LPC Application: Application is to alter the front and rear facades, construct a rooftop addition, and extend flues at the roof.

LPC hearing date: April 10, 2018, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 250 West 71st Street for more information on this landmarked building.

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

110-118 Riverside Drive

Building address and name:  110-118 Riverside Drive
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End Historic District Extension I
Original Architect:  Gronenberg and Leuchtag

Original Date of Construction:  1928-29
LPC Application: Application is to establish a master plan governing the future replacement of windows.

LPC hearing date: April 10, 2018, APPROVED

Read Presentation Materials

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17 West 67th Street

Building address and name:  17 West 67th Street
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District
Original Architect:  Gronenberg and Leuchtag

Original Date of Construction:  1930-31
LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

LPC hearing date: March 27, 2018, APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS

See our Building Database entry for 17 West 67th Street for more information on this landmarked building, as well as a historic photograph of the facade!

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

119 West 87th Street

Building address and name:  119 West 87th 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:  1884
LPC Application: Application is to enlarge an existing rear yard addition.

LPC hearing date: March 6, 2018 March 13, 2018, APPROVED

See our Building Database entry for 119 West 87th Street for more information, and for a historic photograph of the facade!

View Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

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: APPROVED February 20th, 2018 (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.

UPDATED Presentation Materials (Also available: Presentation Materials from December 2016)

UPDATED LW! Testimony (Also available: December 2016 LW! Testimony)

505 West End Avenue

Building address and name:  505 West End Avenue
Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End Historic District Extension I
Original Architect:  Gaetan Ajello
Original Date of Construction:  1920-21
LPC Application: Application is to replace windows.

LPC hearing date: February 13th, 2018, APPROVED

Read Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

You can learn more about 505 West End Avenue in our Building Database

Joan of Arc Monument and Surrounding Landscape

Building address and name: Joan of Arc Monument and Surrounding Landscape, West 95th Street to West 91st Street

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside Park and Riverside Drive – Scenic Landmark

Original Architect:  John V. Van Pelt and Carl Pilat

Description:  A monument, plaza, and landscaping designed by John V. Van Pelt and Carl Pilat, within an English Romantic-style park built in 1873-1875 and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, with modifications and additions built in 1934-37 and designed by Clifton Lloyd and Gilmore Clarke.

LPC Application: Application is to construct new pathways and replace paving.

LPC Public Meeting: February 6th, 2018, APPROVED

Note: As this item was presented at a meeting and not a hearing, LANDMARK WEST! was not able to submit testimony. However, we will be testifying at the subsequent Public Design Commission hearing, the date of which will be posted when announced.

Read Presentation Materials here.

11 Riverside Drive

Building address and name:  11 Riverside Drive

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  West End-Collegiate Historic District

Original Architect:  Sylvan Bien

Original Date of Construction:  1949-50

LPC Application: Application is to establish a master plan governing the future installation of windows and air conditioning units.

LPC hearing date: January 16th, 2018, APPROVED

See Presentation Materials here

Read LW! Testimony

You can learn more about 11 Riverside Drive (aka 285 West End Avenue) in our Building Database

72 West 88th Street

Building address and name:  72 West 88th Street (569-579 Columbus Avenue)

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

Original Architect:  Francis A. Minuth

Original Date of Construction:  1891-92

LPC Application: Application is to install storefront infill.

LPC hearing date: January 16th, 2018, APPROVED

See Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

You can learn more about 72 West 88th Street in our Building Database

930 West End Avenue

Building address and name:  930 West End Avenue

Building’s Historic District and or Individual Landmark Status:  Riverside- West End Historic District Extension II

Original Architect:  Henry Anderson

Original Date of Construction:  1898

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

LPC hearing date: January 16th, 2018, APPROVED

You can learn more about 930 West End Avenue in our Building Database

See Presentation Materials

Read LW! Testimony

C of A Archive:

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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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