The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve a new Morningside Heights historic district Tuesday, with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine receiving individual landmark status.
The commission voted unanimously to designate 116 buildings — including the cathedral — from 109th to 119th streets between Riverside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue, according to DNAinfo. In addition, Landmarks released a 3D online map providing information about each building.
The new district includes townhouses dating back to the 1800s, along with prewar apartments. More than 60 percent of the buildings were constructed between 1900 and 1910. [more]