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  • From left: Peter Koo and David Greenfield

    From left: Peter Koo and David Greenfield

    Preservation groups and real estate interests are gearing up for a fight over City Council legislation that would impose a time limit on Landmarks Preservation Commission designations.

    The proposed bill would give the commission one year to decide on landmark status for an individual property and two years for a neighborhood or district. [more]

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  • Abraham Hidary and rendering of the Pavilion Theater condo conversion (credit: Morris Adjmi Architects)

    Abraham Hidary and rendering of the Pavilion Theater condo conversion (credit: Morris Adjmi Architects)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission sent Hidrock Realty’s proposed condo conversion of the Pavilion Theater in Park Slope back to the drawing board Tuesday, citing issues with the redevelopment raised by residents and preservationists. [more]

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  • Rendering of 28 Liberty Street in the Financial District

    Rendering of 28 Liberty Street in the Financial District (credit: SOM)

    Chinese investment firm Fosun received city approval to create 200,000 square feet of retail space beneath 28 Liberty Street, the Financial District office tower formerly known as 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza. [more]

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  • Williamsburgh Savings Bank and LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan

    Williamsburgh Savings Bank and LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a new plan to deal with a heavy backlog of proposed landmark buildings and historic districts, after a plan announced earlier this year to de-calendar certain old items was not well received.

    Under the new plan, a public review process will start immediately on items for which background materials can be accessed on the Landmarks website, Curbed reported.Written statements from the public can be submitted via email. Then, the commission will hold four special hearings on the backlog items throughout the fall. [more]

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  • From left: The Cornwall at

    From left: The Cornwall at 255 West 90th Street, Meenakshi Srinivasan and a map of the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II (Credit: LPC)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously decided against landmarking 21 buildings on Broadway on the Upper West Side. [more]

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  • Map of Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II (credit: LPC)

    Map of Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II (credit: LPC)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission added hundreds of buildings on the Upper West Side to its Riverside-West End Historic District on Tuesday, bringing the number of protected buildings in the district to 1,255. [more]

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  • Stonewall Inn NYC

    Stonewall Inn at 51-53 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village (credit, right: Photobucket)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously signed off on the designation of the Stonewall Inn at 51-53 Christopher Street as a landmark Tuesday. The move serves to shield the home of the Greenwich Village bar, largely considered the birthplace of the gay rights movement in the late 1960s, from demolition or redevelopment. — TRD

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  • Alhambra Apartments in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    Alhambra Apartments in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    Bedford-Stuyvesant is changing quickly, but if proponents of a new historic district have their way, at least the 19th-century brownstones will be preserved. And that dream is now one step closer to reality, with the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreeing to vote on the proposed Bedford Historic District within the next year. [more]

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  • Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons Restaurant in Midtown and Aby Rosen

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has rejected proposed changes to the interior of the Four Seasons Restaurant at the Seagram Building in Midtown. [more]

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  • Peter Koo and David Greenfield

    From left: Peter Koo and David Greenfield

    A City Council bill is aiming to rein in the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s scheduling, which has no definite rules on deadlines and can sometimes allow properties to linger in limbo for decades.

    The bill, introduced Tuesday by City Council members Peter Koo and David Greenfield, would force the Landmarks Preservation Commission to wrap up proceedings on roughly 100 historic buildings that are currently stuck in the process, some since as far back as the 1960s, and would also establish deadlines for the future, Crain’s reported. [more]

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  • Zar Rendering

    Rendering of penthouse at 38 Greene Street in Soho (credit: Workshop/APD)

    Zar Property NY is moving ahead with plans to construct a two-story glass duplex penthouse on top of a five-story commercial condominium building in Soho, according to filings with the city’s Department of Buildings Monday. [more]

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  • From left: 40 Wooster Street in Soho and plans for restoration (credit: Easton Architects)

    From left: 40 Wooster Street in Soho and plans for restoration (credit: Melamed Architect) (inset: Ran Eliasaf)

    UPDATED, April 22, 4:50 p.m.: A six-story office building at 40 Wooster Street in Soho is set for a residential conversion, after the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a restoration and rooftop addition. [more]

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  • 212 Fifth Avenue

    From left: Joseph Sitt, 212 Fifth Avenue in NoMad and Robert Gladstone

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the residential conversion of 212 Fifth Avenue.

    The commission on Tuesday approved proposed changes to the 24-story, 220,000-square-foot office building, which will be redeveloped by Thor Equities, Madison Equities and Building & Lang Technology (BLT). [more]

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  • 10 Jay Street

    Rendering of 10 Jay Street in Dumbo (credit: ODA New York)

    A bold, sugar crystal-inspired design for a waterfront Dumbo residential conversion won approval today from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, after a slightly different vision for the project was rejected last month. [more]

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  • 51-white-st

    From left: 51-53 White Street in Tribeca, James Nelson and R. A. Cohen’s Ralph Della Cava

    R. A. Cohen & Associates has put a five-story Tribeca rental building on the market for $24 million, or a steep $1,420 per square foot. [more]

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  • Rendering of 10 Jay Street (credit: ODA Architecture)

    Rendering of 10 Jay Street (credit: ODA Architecture)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission this week rejected a sugar crystal-inspired facade design for a waterfront Dumbo building that Glacier Global Partners is converting to residential. [more]

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  • 8-10-west

    Renderings of 8-10 West 17th Street (via New York YIMBY) and Sherwood’s Jeffrey Katz

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Sherwood Equities and Arun Bhatia Development’s plans to raze a three-story Flatiron District building and put up a 16-story condominium property. [more]

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  • landmarks

    From left: Bergdorf Goodman building in Midtown, Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City and Meenakshi Srinivasan

    The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission scrapped its plan to remove about 100 sites from its oversight. [more]

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  • ira-shapiro

    Ira Shapiro and 361 Central Park West

    Updated 1:38 ETA controversial plan from developers Ira Shapiro and Joseph Brunner to convert the landmarked Crenshaw Christian Center was rejected by the preservation committee of Community Board 7 after concerns were raised about plans to punch dozens of apartment windows into the building’s granite façade. [more]

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  • fantasy

    From left: 192 Seventh Avenue South rendering, Jackson Group’s Ike Chehebar and Fantasy World

    The Jackson Group received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday to construct a five-story, mixed-use building in the West Village. [more]

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