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. This announcement was made only seven business days in advance of the scheduled meeting, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Any action of this magnitude deserves public comment and adequate notification. Send a letter or email requesting a proper public hearing to:
Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
For more information read:
- The LPC’s announcement of this Proposed Administrative Action.
- Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s letter to the Chair.
- Nearly 100 Sites Quietly Being Removed From Landmarks Consideration by Jeff Mays. DNAinfo, December 1, 2014.
- Proposal Would Trim New York City’s List of Potential Landmarks by Matt Chaban. New York Times, December 2, 2014.
- “720,000 New York City tax photos from 1940 are now digitized so you can find your building online.” by Michelle Cohen, 6sqft, November 5, 2018.
- “The 1940 Tax Photos-A Well-Traveled Collection.” by Kelli O’Toole, New York Department of Information Services Blog, November 2, 2018.