Following up on yesterday’s blog post (and email, and NearSay story!) …

See for yourself!  For those who were unable to attend the Tuesday, March 22nd, public hearing of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to consider the proposed Riverside Drive-West End Avenue Historic District Extension I, and for those looking to relive that public hearing magic, head to our YouTube channel!

We’ve captured the entire public hearing (all near-three hours of it!), and made it available over six video clips.  Starting with a brief presentation by the LPC chair, Robert Tierney, and Research Department staff, the videos then roll into the public testimony portion of the hearing.  Included in the clips (within each group, in order of appearance):
Upper West Side elected officials and their representatives:
State Senator Bill Perkins
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Community Board 7 Preservation Committee and Full Board, represented by Mark Diller and Gabriel Palitz
Neighborhood and preservation advocates:
West End Preservation Society, represented by Richard Emery, president
Mary Dierickx, architectural historian and preservation consultant
Prof. Andrew Scott Dolkart, architectural historian and Director of the Historic Preservation program at Columbia University
Historic Districts Council, represented by Nadezhda Williams, Dir. of Preservation and Research
LANDMARK WEST!, represented by Kate Wood, Executive Director
Coalition for a Livable West Side, represented by Batya Lewton
West 80s Neighborhood Association, represented by Melissa Elstein
New York Landmarks Conservancy
And more!
Francoise Bollack, architect and professor in Columbia University’s Historic Preservation program
Mosette Broderick, Director of the Urban Design and Architectural Studies program at NYU
Cynthia Doty, district leader for Three Parks Democrats and all-round neighborhood advocate

And the many, many other residents, business and property owners, and visitors to the Upper West Side who testified on the record.

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