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Landmarks Preservation Commission

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New York, NY 10007
Landmarks Preservation Commission
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, or LPC, is the municipal government agency charged with designating historic landmarks and districts in the city. The commission, established in 1965, consists of an 11-member board appointed by the mayor. Mayor Robert F. Wagner established the commission in response to the pace of demolition of historically significant buildings in the city, notably the old Pennsylvania Station. The new agency was credited with preserving Grand Central Terminal, which was also slated to be replaced by a skyscraper. By law, the commission must represent various stakeholders, and these include at least three architects, a historian, a city planner or landscape architect, a realtor, and at least one resident of each of the five boroughs. Ten of the commissioners receive no salary. The mayor designates the commission’s chairman and vice-chairman. In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Meenakshi Srinivasan as both chair and commissioner. She replaced Robert Tierney, who had served as commission chairman since 2003. -TA
Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate’s contentious plan to redevelop 46-74 Gansevoort Street into a commercial hub hit a roadblock. The Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected...
Queens state Senator Tony Avella wants to create special architectural districts throughout the state, which would still protect neighborhoods from non-contextual buildings without requiring historic landmark...
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Hidrock Realty’s planned condo conversion of the Pavilion Theater in Park Slope continues to face new hurdles, with a neighboring resident claiming the project encroaches on...
Part of Coney Island’s charm is its iconic boardwalk, as synonymous with the amusement park as hot dogs, roller coasters, cotton candy and family fun....
With Mayor Bill De Blasio’s plan to rezone East New York pending and the historic East New York Savings Bank destroyed, an organization has emerged...
In wake of heightened scrutiny regarding the growing backlog of properties on its docket, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to finally make a decision...
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UPDATED, 4:59 p.m., Jan. 25: It may have been the incubator for abstract works of art, but last week’s sale of artist Frank Stella’s longtime...
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The former Fulton Street Fish Market is a graveyard of development plans. Over the last three years, developer Howard Hughes Corp. has planned a 52...
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans this week for a residential addition at Bushwick’s Masonic Temple that will turn the property into an apartment building....
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Harry Macklowe’s $1.5 billion residential conversion at One Wall Street won’t be held up by any musty history buffs. Tags: Harry Macklowe, macklowe properties, one...
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The long vacant castle-like police precinct in Sunset Park may soon go condo. Tags: Sunset Park ...
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A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled against Stahl Real Estate’s bid to de-landmark two Upper East Side buildings that the landlord wished to...
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Restaurateur Danny Meyer, the man behind the Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern, will take charge of the new catering and events space on the...
The Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters, is embarking on a $2 billion project in Times Square that will create a one-of-a-kind retail space....
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six individual properties and four historic districts as landmarks in 2015, adding up to protection for more than 2,000 more structures. Tags:...
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In New York, replacing old windows in one’s apartment isn’t so fast or easy as it is in other parts of the country. Rather than selecting...
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The latest round between residential developers and the city’s landmarking process is taking place on the Lower East Side, where property owners have asked the...
Updated: 4:39 p.m., Dec 16: After grappling with opponents for years, Howard Hughes Corp. canceled plans to build a 40-plus story condo/hotel at the former...
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The residential conversion of the historic Collegiate School campus on the Upper West Side is set to move ahead after receiving unanimous approval from the city’s...
What do a clapboard farmhouse, an historic brewhouse, and the site of a presidential inauguration have in common? They've all been languishing on the Landmarks...
One of New York City’s most attractive Art Deco lobbies is set to open for the first time since the 1970s. Tags: 70 pine street, architecture,...
They’ve changed the way people think about office space – and changed the game as far as commercial real estate in New York City is...
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The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to vote on another historic district next month, and it could pose challenges for developers looking to make...
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Yet another former brewery site in the city is up for redevelopment – this time in Harlem – and preservationists are perturbed. Tags: harlem, historic...
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission has followed Community Board 8’s lead in rejecting a proposed expansion of the former French Consulate building at 1143 Fifth Avenue...
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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Chairman
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, North, New York, NY
Robert B. Tierney is the former chairman of the New York City Landmarks...

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Over the past two years, companies like SL Green Realty Trust and investor Sam Zell’s Equity Residential have trumpeted their purchases of distressed properties in...
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Click chart for larger versionThirty years ago, the notion that the largely industrial area at the foot of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges would one...

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