Welcome to FRIENDS' new website!

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. 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
Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007

For more information read:


Read More
412 East 85th Street, an 1861 wood-frame house, is slated to be “de-calendared” by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Graphic created by Kathryn Gardner for Columbia University Historic Preservation Studio I – Fall 2013)

412 East 85th Street, an 1861 wood-frame house, is slated to be “de-calendared” by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Graphic created by Kathryn Gardner for Columbia University Historic Preservation Studio I – Fall 2013)