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The Strand Bookstore and store owner Nancy Bass Wyden (Credit: Getty Images)

Over owner’s protests, city landmarks Strand bookstore

It’s official: The home of the Strand bookstore is now a historical site, and the owners are not happy....

Yair Levy and 47-55 West 28th Street (Credit: Wikipedia)

Citing racist history, banned NYC developer tries to block landmarking of his Tin Pan Alley buildings

Tin Pan Alley, a stretch of West 28th Street that was once the center of America’s popular music industry, is being considered for a...

Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval

UPDATE, Feb. 15, 6:57p.m.: The messy makeover of 550 Madison is officially cleaned up and back on track. The...

The Strand’s building could become an official landmark despite owner’s opposition

Landmarking is often seen as way of honoring important buildings, and a defense against excessive development. But what if preserving a building comes at...

The New York Wheel gets another lifeline

The embattled New York Wheel now has until early 2019 to get the project on track. The Wheel’s developer and former contractor hashed out a new deal which would give the development team an...

Two years later, WeWork finally inks a deal at the Brill Building

WeWork has closed a lease transaction at the Brill Building in Midtown, finalizing a deal that has been on...

Preservationists seek to stop changes to landmarking process

Preservationists aren’t happy with a proposed rule change that would allow more applications to go through the Landmarks Preservation...

Walt Whitman’s BK house not worthy of landmark status, city says

Famed poet Walt Whitman may have spent some time in Brooklyn, but the city has ruled it wasn’t enough...

Brooklyn’s “Gingerbread house” back on the market for $10.9M

The house seems straight out of a fairy tale, but the owners of Brooklyn’s “Gingerbread House” have had a...

Government briefs: City Council passes new landmarks rules, de Blasio’s “megatower” plan stalls … & more

From the July issue: City Council votes to streamline landmarks process In response to mounting criticism of the city’s landmarks process, the City Council has...

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