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  • From left: Jackie Robinson and 5224 Tilden Avenue

    From left: Jackie Robinson and 5224 Tilden Avenue

    After striking out in an attempt to secure landmark status for baseball great Jackie Robinson’s former home in East Flatbush last year, a Brooklyn legislator is giving the process a second run.

    Robinson’s former digs at 5224 Tilden Avenue in East Flatbush was designated a national landmark in 1976, but City Council member Jumaane Williams is also pursuing city status because he says the classification would provide additional protection. [more]

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    50 East 59th Street

    The owners of a long-standing Midtown East shoe repair shop filed a lawsuit to seek historic status from Landmarks Preservation Commission in an effort to stave off closure. [more]

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  • From left: New rendering and previous renderings of 130 Seventh Avenue

    From left: New rendering and previous renderings of 130 Seventh Avenue South

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission gave BKSK Architects’ third-round rendering of a West Village mixed-use building the thumbs up Wednesday. [more]

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    27 East 4th Street rendering and garage on site

    UPDATED, 2:54 p.m., April 8: The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a nine-story hotel that would rise next door to the Merchant’s House Museum at 29 East 4th Street.

    The commission said the hotel design involving glass, metal spandrels and beige brick met the requirements it had set. Preservationist groups have been concerned that the museum site would sustain damage in the wake of demolition at 31 East 4th Street. The circa-1832 building was the sixth structure that the preservation commission ever designated a landmark, shortly after the agency was founded in 1965. [more]

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    Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

    Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer plans to propose a law requiring plans to raze buildings more than 50 years old to be reviewed.

    Should the legislation pass, the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to consider each building for landmark status publicly for 30 days before demolition would be allowed. [more]

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  • From left: 51-53 West 19th Street now and a rendering of Panasia Estate's plan

    From left: 51-53 West 19th Street now and a rendering of Panasia Estate’s plan

    A rush to defend a pair of Flatiron buildings may shift a developer’s focus from demolition to restoration.

    The two buildings at 51 and 53 West 19th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, lie within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District. Given the location, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, along with community leaders and preservationists, are trying to derail developer Panasia Estate’s plans to demolish and replace the structures with new construction. [more]

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  • 27-31 West 57th Street

    27-31 West 57th Street

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned down an Upper West Side bookstore’s bid to shield itself from the wrecking ball with historic status.

    The LeFrak family and Vornado Realty Trust, who collectively own the 31 West 57th Street building Rizzoli Bookstore has anchored for 29 years, plan to tear it down along with two neighboring structures. Announcement of the demolition plan sparked outrage in the community, but the LPC determined Wednesday that the building “does not meet the criteria for individual landmark designation.” [more]

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  • and inset, George Pelham

    165 East 77th Street and inset, George Pelham

    The city is mulling over a possible landmark designation for a parking garage on the Upper East Side that would make it the 129th protected site in the neighborhood. [more]

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  • From left: Ward Dennis and Kate Daly

    From left: Ward Dennis and Kate Daly

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is reportedly zeroing in on his pick for the head of the agency charged with protecting New York City’s historic sites.

    The decision to switch up the Landmarks Preservation Commission head follows a recent City Council grilling of current chair Robert Tierney. [more]

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  • Rendering of 487 Hudson Street

    Rendering of 487 Hudson Street

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a proposal by the Church of St. Luke in the Fields to construct a new building in the West Village last week.

    The proposal to build a 15-story, 153-foot-tall tower atop a parking lot at 487 Hudson Street — a plot of land delineated by Hudson, Barrow, Christopher and Greenwich streets — has garnered a lot of opposition from local elected officials and residents, according to past reports. At the public meeting, LPC asked that the plan be revised, citing concerns about the scale of the project and the materials that would be used. [more]

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  • The Coignet building at 360 Third Avenue

    The Coignet building at 360 Third Avenue

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission plans to slap owners of the new Gowanus Whole Foods with a second fine for neglecting a dilapidated historic building next door.

    The multinational organic grocery chain, which opened up their first Brooklyn location at 529 Third Avenue and 13th Street in January, is responsible for fixing the decrepit facade of the Coignet building next door per an agreement with the city that allowed construction on the lot around it. [more]

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  • From left: 429 and 430 East 64th Street

    From left: 429 and 430 East 64th Street

    Tenants of a landmarked apartment building on the Upper East Side are complaining of neglect as the owner pursues permission to demolish a pair of buildings and redevelop the site. [more]

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  • Uri Kaufman

    Uri Kaufman

    Developer Uri Kaufman lambasted the state’s real estate regulations in a rant last week to reporters that asked what he would do to stimulate business in New York if he was governor for a day.

    Kaufman told reporters the state could do without certain restrictions on the industry, including the scaffold law, which holds builders liable for workers that are injured at high elevations. See video after the jump.

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  • related-gas-station

    Rendering of Soho commercial project and Jeff Blau

    Related Companies and the Porcelli family’s LargaVista Companies joined forces Tuesday in a deal to develop a $200 million office-and-retail project in Soho. [more]

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  • friedland

    7 West 21st Street and William Friedland

    A few months after receiving Landmarks Preservation Commission approvals, developer Friedland Properties is moving forward with its plan for two adjacent mixed-use buildings on a parking lot in the Flatiron District.

    The block-through site at 7 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, would have 239 apartments – either rentals or condominiums – as well as 8,200 square feet of commercial space. One of the buildings will be 14 stories and rise 144 feet high, according to a plan exam application filed yesterday. [more]

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    Computer rendering of Aluminaire House at 50th Street and 39th Avenue in Queens (Inset: Jimmy Van Bramer)

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a plan late last week to relocate the so-called Aluminaire House — the first all-metal house in America – and build an adjacent eight-unit terra cotta building in Queens’ Sunnyside Gardens Historic District. [more]

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  • Rendering of 100 Barrow Street

    Rendering of 100 Barrow Street

    West Village church St. Luke in the Fields will develop a 15-story residential building to fund its own new buildings.

    The church plans to construct a 70,000-square-foot residential rental building at 100 Barrow Street, part of an entire block St. Luke owns. The 153-foot tower would be built as-of-right and is planned to be so-called 80/20 housing, which would give the developer a tax break for making a portion of the residences affordable. Barry Rice, the architect on the project, told the Villager that the developer hasn’t yet applied for the 421a tax exemption, but plans to do so soon. [more]

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  • From left: 40 West 57th Street, inside Rizzoli Bookstore

    From left: 40 West 57th Street, inside Rizzoli Bookstore

    The LeFrak real estate family and Vornado Realty Trust are planning to demolish three limestone mansions on West 57th Street in Midtown, one of which has housed Rizzoli Bookstore for 29 years. [more]

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  • 110 West 88th Street and a rendering of the planned townhouse

    WEEKENDEDITION In a rare move, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has told the designers of a new single-family, five-story limestone townhouse on the Upper West Side to forget the context of the neighborhood and build a modern structure. [more]

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    Steven Spinola and Alicia Glen

    While the Real Estate Board of New York’s Steven Spinola and other real estate officials have shown support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent appointments, real estate leaders have a lingering concern about the fate of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Planning Commission.

    Chair positions on those boards have not yet been filled. The real estate industry questioned several decisions by the Landmarks commission under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. [more]

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