LPC To Hear Testimony On The Proposed Central Harlem West 130 -132nd Street Historic District

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing on the proposed designation of the Coney Island (Riegelman) Boardwalk as a scenic landmark, and the proposed Central Harlem West 130-132nd Street Historic District. Continue Reading →

Buildings With Strong Community Ties Are Now NYC Landmarks In East Harlem

NY Curbed reports that three East Harlem buildings with strong neighborhood ties were swiftly landmarked on Tuesday morning. Continue Reading →

Advocates From Harlem To Hollis Call For New Chair Of NYC Landmarks Commission

New York History Blog reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has proposed to overhaul its rules under the guise of “increasing transparency.” Continue Reading →

CM Rodriguez To Announce Decision On Landmark Designation Of Loew’s Theatre

Tomorrow, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will announce his final decision on whether or not he will vote to grant city landmark status to the historic Loew’s Theatre on 175th Street and Broadway, also known as the “United Palace Cathedral” and the “United Palace for the Arts.”

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Morningside Heights Landmarks Designations Approved

Morningside Heights preservationists celebrated long-fought victories Tuesday as the city landmarks commission voted unanimously to create a Morningside Heights Historic District and to designate the grounds of Cathedral of St. John the Divine an individual landmark. Continue Reading →

The “1769 9 Miles From N York,” Mile Stone In Harlem, NY, 1908 – 1965 (Photos)

The NY Times reports that before GIS, before GPS, before Google Earth, there was the milestone. These heavy markers, inscribed with distances to City Hall or other locations, went up in series as early as 1769, and once numbered 40 or 50 in all from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

Upper West Side Landmarked Theater Retail Conversion Moves Forward

metro-theater-2626-broadway-777x476Last fall, the New York Times broke the news that the landmarked Metro Theater on the Upper West Side would become a Planet Fitness. Now applications have officially been filed to convert the 1930s Art Deco theater at 2626 Broadway into retail. Continue Reading →