New York is a dynamic metropolis…it isn’t a giant Etch A Sketch

New York is a dynamic metropolis…it isn’t a giant Etch A Sketch

New York Times Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman makes a timely case for NEXT TUESDAY’S BACKLOG HEARING at the LPC (1 Centre Street, 9th FL, N).  In today’s column, linked HERE, Kimmelman notes the pressures which pushed the backlog into effect in the...
The future of a NYC treasure is at stake

The future of a NYC treasure is at stake

Dear Neighbor: With so many critical, big-picture policy issues facing our neighborhood and city (eroding zoning protections, weakening the landmarks law, the list goes on), it’s all too easy to lose sight of the trees for the forest. A specific example of a...
Celebrating former Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Gene A. Norman

Celebrating former Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Gene A. Norman

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Gene A. Norman testifying in 1984 to protect the NYC Landmarks Law. Credit: Albany Press, 1984. In 1988, Gene presided over a 16-hour marathon public hearing at the Fourth Universalist Society, which led to the 1990 designation of over...
The New York Landmarks Conservancy supports two pending UWS Landmarks

The New York Landmarks Conservancy supports two pending UWS Landmarks

Check, and Check! The New York Landmarks Conservancy has released its position on two Upper West Side items, both calendared with upcoming LPC hearing dates. Regarding the IRT Powerhouse, which will be heard on Thursday, November 5th, the Conservancy reminds us how...

Concerns about Intro. 775 shared with Council Members

Landmark West!, Historic Districts Council, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts wrote to Council Members to express serious concerns about Intro. 775. We share the desire for a swift, predictable...
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