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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....

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 Top 10 preservation fights of 2018

JP Morgan’s new headquarters, the renovations to 550 Madison and rule changes at the Landmarks Preservation Commission were among the top preservation battles of 2018. Here’s a look at the year’s 10 biggest showdowns,...

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...

550 Madison is now a landmark

The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the exterior of 550 Madison Avenue a landmark. “This is the building that established postmodernism as a legitimate architectural movement,” LPC vice chair Frederick Bland told Curbed in a...

Beyer Blinder Belle exec Fred Bland to serve as interim Landmarks chair

Fred Bland will take over as the interim chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission until a new chair is...

Developers, good luck trying to go all out in Central Harlem

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to create a new historic district between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton...

City declines to landmark church in Flatbush, clearing way for demolition

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has decided not to landmark the Baptist Church of the Redeemer in Flatbush/Ditmas Park,...

The head of Landmarks is resigning

Meenakshi Srinivasan, the head of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, will resign and transfer to the private sector, City Hall confirmed Thursday. Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the helm of the city agency...

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...

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