Historic Preservation & Advocacy

Landmarks Preservation Commission Issues New Process for Submission of Testimony

In our effort to make the digital submission process more efficient and fair, the agency has created an online form for Public Testimony and Comments on Public Hearing and Meeting items. In response to feedback, we have made a few changes, including providing presentation materials for agenda items on the LPC website by 5:00 PM on the Thursday prior to Public Hearings/Meetings, and accepting digital testimony until 4 PM on the Monday prior to Public

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Inwood Needs Your Help. Out-of-Scale 27-Story Building Proposed Next to Fort Tryon Park!

The Historic Districts Council chose Inwood as one of the Six to Celebrate neighborhoods in 2011 for its historical, architectural and environmental attributes. Nearly half of the land in Inwood is public park space which preserves natural terrain and geological features of Manhattan, as opposed to the designed landscapes of many parks in New York City. Thus, Inwood’s distinctive development pattern and architecture was created in relation to the

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Saving Place Series: The Politics of Preservation

The New York City Landmarks Law establishes a system for the designation, protection, and preservation of the city's most important architectural and historic properties. The law is implemented by the Landmarks Commission, which is mandated to work with the City Council in carrying out its mission of designating new landmarks. Its work is also impacted by various individuals and groups that have a direct stake in the process: property owners and

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Saving Place: Is Preservation Elitist?

           While many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character. But how exactly do you preserve a “culturally distinctive” place? In some cases is formal preservation actually a hindrance to

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City College of New York President Coico’s Proposed Project Threatens Architectural Integrity of the Hamilton Heights Historic District. Residents Outraged!

Help Protect the Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Historic Districts.  Join the Historic Preservation Advocacy Committee.  After many years of community advocacy and ongoing efforts to preserve and protect the historical and architectural integrity of the Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Districts, one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods for it's rich housing stock, wide avenues, and quiet, foliaged blocks, City College of New York is about to

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