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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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  • lpc

    Frederick Bland and 140 West 81st Street on Upper West Side

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church’s plan yesterday to add a seven-story residential component to the church site on the Upper West Side.

    DXA Studio is designing the conversion at 140-142 West 81st Street. Church officials propose constructing as many as 10 apartments, with the top two floors holding duplexes. The project will also result in repaired stained glass windows and some of the church windows being replaced with wood-frame windows. The property, built in 1893, will have two separate entrances – one for the church and one for the apartments. [more]

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  • ridgewood-masonic

    1054 Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Ridgewood Masonic Temple in Bushwick a city landmark yesterday in a unanimous decision.

    The Beaux-Arts structure was erected at 1054 Bushwick Avenue, near Gates Avenue, in 1920. Fraternal society the Freemasons uses the 15,000-square-foot space for meetings and parties. Bands such as Sleigh Bells and Lightning Bolt have performed in the first-floor theater in recent years, as previously reported. [more]

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  • maclaren

    From left: Farzad Rastegar (credit: Peter Murphy), 146-150 Wooster Street, Maclaren stroller and rendering of MTM’s proposed rear facade

    Real estate investment firm KUB Capital is in contract to acquire a one-story Soho baby stroller store and adjacent parking lot for a total of $50 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

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  • 55-27 Myrtle Avenue, Queens

    55-27 Myrtle Avenue, Queens

    The landmarked Ridgewood Theater in Queens will soon be topped by 50 residential units, though a preservationist aims to maintain the building’s façade.

    The Department of Buildings signed off on paperwork last week permitting Bushburg Properties LLC, which purchased the theater for $6.9 million in August, to convert the first floor into 13,638 square feet of commercial space and construct four floors of residential units above. That work, according to filings for the 55-27 Myrtle Avenue property, will be done within the building’s existing shell. [more]

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  • Rendering of 2 Fillmore Place

    Rendering of 2 Fillmore Place

    The lone block in Williamsburg that is protected as a historic district could soon give way to a three-story preschool.

    Martin Finio of Christoff : Finio Architecture presented his plans for a school located at 2 Fillmore Place, on the corner of Driggs Avenue, before the Landmarks Preservation commission this week. To be called the School at Fillmore Place, the building would be primarily glass and Douglas fir, with a brick exterior over the stairwell on Driggs Avenue. [more]

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  • 84-walker

    84 Walker Street

    Local nonprofit Tribeca Trust is seeking a landmark designation for a house at 84 Walker Street that is said to be the second oldest in Lower Manhattan.

    The New York Chinese Baptist Church occupies the four-story property near Lafayette Street that was built before 1830, the Broadsheet Daily reported. The group plans to redraw the map of Tribeca’s four historic districts and present it to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for consideration, so that a building like 84 Walker can be included. [more]

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  • From left:

    From left: Joe Nakash and 390 West End Avenue

    Nakash Holdings, led by Jordache Enterprises chairman Joe Nakash, acquired the underground garage space at the Apthorp condominium for $12.3 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, Larisa Ortiz and Marcie Kesner

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Larisa Ortiz and Marcie Kesner

    Mayor Bill de Blasio submitted his nominations to three seats on the City Planning Commission and one to the Landmarks Commission. [more]

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  • Model of the Apthrop's revised penthouse addition (Credit: Evan Bindelglass via Curbed)

    Model of the Apthrop’s revised penthouse addition (Credit: Evan Bindelglass via Curbed)

    Tenants and unit owners at the Apthorp condominium on the Upper West Side are blasting a revised proposal by the developers to build four luxury penthouses on the roof of the landmark apartment complex. [more]

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