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LPC Reverses Decision on Potential Landmarks!!

As we announced earlier this week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) was poised to “de-calendar” nearly 100 buildings under consideration for landmark status in one fell swoop on Tuesday, December 9th.

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LPC Action Could Endanger Potential Landmarks!!

On Tuesday, December 9th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on an administrative action to “de-calendar” nearly 100 buildings under consideration for landmark status. As an administrative action, there will be no opportunity for public comment and thus no public notification requirement.

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Frick Collection

ADVOCACY UPDATE: Recent Frick expansion coverage from the New York Times

On Sunday Robin Pogrebin at the New York Times published an article about the Frick expansion, bringing to light a statement from the museum’s testimony before the landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973:

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VIDEO: Hardship DENIED at LPC!!

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (FRIENDS) joined community members and elected officials today to praise the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for voting unanimously to deny an owner’s request to demolish landmarked low-income housing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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FRIENDS testified on your behalf at the LPC Chair appointment hearing

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, founded in 1982, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.

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LPC to Vote on First Avenue Estate!

The LPC is scheduled to vote on the First Avenue Estate hardship application!

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Landmarks Commission Slams Landlord’s Hardship Application

Six-story tenement buildings 429 East 64th Street and 430 East 65th Street were landmarked in 1990 due to their social and historical significance as some of the first progressive affordable housing blocks, with windows in every room to make the small units more livable, but promptly had their landmark status

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Hardship Public Meeting Time Announced!

The owners of the CITY & SUBURBAN HOMES FIRST AVENUE ESTATE continue to claim that they cannot make a profit on this property, and still seek to demolish two landmark buildings.

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Thank you!

A special thanks to all our FRIENDS and colleagues who attended yesterday’s hardship application hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission!

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