Designate the West End’s Historic District Extensions NOW

Designate the West End’s Historic District Extensions NOW

 A picture is worth a thousand words.  Question: How could this out-of-context building get built? Answer: These 4 rowhouses were not designated NYC Landmarks when the then-owner of 2 Riverside Drive built on this site. The moral of the story?...
From the LW! Archives…1987 Letter from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Supporting the Original Riverside/West End Historic District

From the LW! Archives…1987 Letter from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Supporting the Original Riverside/West End Historic District

In 1985, when LANDMARK WEST! was founded to advocate for more widespread protection of our neighborhood’s architectural heritage, the Upper West Side only had 337 designated landmarks.With the recent Riverside-West End HD Extension I designation, approximately...
LANDMARK WEST! on Roosevelt Island

LANDMARK WEST! on Roosevelt Island

LANDMARK WEST’s First Roosevelt Island Visit: FDR Four Freedoms Memorial Park Kyle Johnson leading LW! and friends beneath theQueensboro Bridge, en route to the MemorialYou read correctly…on Nov. 14th, 2012 LANDMARK WEST! left the Upper West Side for a...

TONIGHT, Community Meeting to Dicuss Threats to Landmarks; NEXT WEEK, Important Vote on West End Avenue

One week from today — on Tuesday, June 26th — the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will convene to cast their first vote concerning historic district extensions proposed for the West End Avenue neighborhood. This public meeting is open to all; if...