A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission
Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio nominated Sarah Carroll as the new Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), a position that has been vacant since June. Ms. Carroll has served as the Executive Director of the LPC since 2014, and she has been at the agency for 24 years, including serving as
Great News! LPC Announces Second Public Hearing for Rules Changes!
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to calendar a second Public Hearing in October to allow the public to comment on the amended proposal for revised LPC Rules.
NYS Appellate Division Rules in Favor of LPC in First Avenue Estate Hardship Case!
Last spring FRIENDS led the effort of local and national preservation groups, along with elected officials, to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of New York in the ongoing battle to stop the demolition of two historic buildings, part of the City and Suburban Homes First
Thoughtful Preservation Advocacy WORKS! LPC Announces Plans to Amend Initial Proposal for Rules Changes!
This week’s public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission included an update regarding the agency’s proposed rules amendments, which were reviewed at a public hearing on March 27, 2018.
The Frick Collection Expansion: Upcoming Opportunities to Learn More and Weigh In
In April, the Frick Collection announced new designs by Selldorf Architects to upgrade and expand the museum’s facilities.
Preservation Groups Pen Joint Letter Urging Landmarks Chair to Rescind Proposed Rules Changes
On Friday, April 13, 2018, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, along with the City Club, Brooklyn Heights Association, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Historic Districts Council, LANDMARK WEST!, the Municipal Art Society of New York, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Society for the
LPC Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Limiting Public Involvement
This past Tuesday, March 27th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on a new set of rules the agency has proposed to streamline the process of making changes to designated historic buildings.
A New Upper East Side Landmark in 2018…?
LPC calendars a new Upper East Side building for landmark designation! Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York for potential landmark designation. The building was calendared not only for individual designation of the exterior, but for designation as an interior