“By landmarking the Strand, you can also destroy a piece of New York history,” Strand owner Nancy Bass Wyden said. “We’re operating on very thin margins here.”
The Noguchi Foundation was not consulted on the proposal and says it undermines Isamu Noguchi’s vision of the public space around his iconic sculpture.
In October, the Landmarks Preservation Commission opened its new research center where New York City’s archaeological collections are accessible to researchers for the first time.
Tribeca is one of the few neighborhoods where you can tell time by a 19th-century clock tower, as the mechanical timepiece at the top of 346 Broadway has been hand-wound every week since its restoration in the 1980s.
Last month, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to recommend 30 of the sites from its backlog of nearly 100 as potential landmarks.
At a public hearing next Wednesday, New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use will consider a bill that would majorly impact landmarking in the city.
On a July morning, at the tender age of five, I watched the building next to my Bronx tenement capitulate to the blows of a wrecking ball.
The obliteration of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station in 1963, just a half-century after its completion, helped galvanize grassroots preservation efforts that eventually led to New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law on April 19, 1965.
At its December 9 public meeting, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission plans to scrap 96 buildings and locations from its landmark status consideration.
Today in NYC news, the Greenwich Village Historic Preservation Society dropped a press release in our inbox this afternoon on the rezoning of the shuttered St. Vincent’s Hospital site on Seventh Avenue between West 12 and 11 Street that could allow luxury condominiums to rise in its place.
On Tuesday, a partial victory was made in preserving a part of New York City history. The Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a new landmark district on East 10th Street between Avenues A and B, which is lined with single-family homes dating back to the 1840s. The only issue: Building 315 that, stands smack dab in the middle of the street, fell through the cracks.
On Tuesday the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a new historic district surrounding Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn. Dubbed the Borough Hall Skyscraper District, the area encompasses 21 architecturally distinct skyscrapers and office buildings that pepper Court, Remsen, Montague, Livingston and Joralemon streets. Our reaction here at Hyperallergic to the news was, “What? There’s an entire district of historic skyscrapers in Brooklyn?!” As a Brooklyn-based blog, we were shocked that this architectural treasure trove had somehow slipped under our radar, but proud to learn that Manhattan isn’t the only borough with skyscraper bragging rights.