City gets four new landmarks

TRD New York /
Mar.March 23, 2010 06:25 PM
New NYC landmarks from left: The Brill Building in Times Square, the Joseph B. and Josephine H. Bissell House in Midtown, the Germania Fire Insurance Company Building in the East Village, the Reformed Church in Staten Island

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously today to extend the Upper East Side Historic District by 74 buildings and to grant landmark status to Times Square’s famed Brill Building, a Midtown townhouse, a former East Village firehouse and a Staten Island Church. The commission also held public hearings on Coney Island’s former Shore Theater, Gramercy House on East 22nd Street and a proposed historic district in Addisleigh Park in St. Albans, Queens, among others, and approved 10 more sites for future public hearings. See the full list of today’s landmarks commission decisions below. TRD

Landmark status approved:

The Brill Building, 1619 Broadway, at 49th Street
Germania Fire Insurance Company Building, 357 Bowery
Joseph B. and Josephine H. Bissell House, 46 West 55th Street
Reformed Church, 54 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island

Historic districts approved:
Upper East Side Historic District Extension, along Lexington Avenue between 63rd and 76th streets

The Landmarks Commission approved the scheduling of public hearings for the following sites:
Loew’s Canal Street Theater, 31 Canal Street
190 and 192 Grand Street Houses, 190-192 Grand Street
Haskins and Sells Building, 35 West 39th Street
154 West 14th Street Building, at Seventh Avenue
Ridley & Sons Department Store, 315 and 321 Grand Street and 59 Orchard Street
Japan Society Building, 333 East 47th Street
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 444 South Fifth Street, Brooklyn
Coleman House, 1482 Woodrow Road, Sandy Ground, Staten Island
565 and 569 Bloomingdale Road, Sandy Ground, Staten Island
Rossville A.M.E. Zion Church, 584 Bloomingdale Road, Sandy Ground, Staten Island

The Landmarks Commission held public hearings on the following sites:
Gramercy House, 235-237 East 22nd Street
Fisk-Harkness House, 12 East 53rd Street
Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel/Father’s Heart Church, 545-547 East 11th Street
Olivet Memorial Church/Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, 59 East 2nd Street
Shore Theater and Childs Restaurant buildings, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Addisleigh Park Historic District, St. Albans, Queens

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