Julius’ Bar Building Calendared by NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for Consideration as Individual Landmark

 

 

 

Image via Zoom Meeting ~ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Julius’ Bar Building located at 186-188 Waverly Place and 159 West 10th Street) has been Calendared by NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to be considered as an Individual Landmark.

Julius’ is the oldest gay bar in New York City, comprised of three structures. 188 Waverly Place built in 1826, 159 West 10th Street in 1845, and the hyphen connecting them in 1874.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches Digital Archive of Designation Photos

 

 

 

 

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) launched the LPC Designation Photo Collection, a digital photo archive of New York City’s designated landmarks and historic districts. The digital photo archive allows the public to easily search and explore high-resolution images of designated buildings and sites throughout the five boroughs, and property owners, architects and contractors can now easily search and download designation photos as they consider work on these properties. This project was made possible, in part, through a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Add The Melrose Parkside Historic District in Flatbush to its Calendar for Consideration of Designation

 

 

 

This week, The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal to calendar the Melrose Parkside Historic District for designation. The proposed Melrose Parkside Historic District is a remarkably cohesive and intact group of 38 single- and two-family row houses located on Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford avenues in Brooklyn.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Designate Two Historic Districts in Cambria Heights, Queens

 

 

 

On Tuesday, June 28, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Cambria Heights-222nd Street Historic District and Cambria Heights-227th Historic District in Queens. With their Tudor and Storybook-style design, the historic districts’ row houses are among the architectural highlights of the Cambria Heights neighborhood and southeastern Queens.

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates LGBTQ 2022 + Landmarks with Story Map

 

 

 

In honor of Pride Month, today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), announced the launch of Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Landmarks, an interactive story map highlighting individual landmarks designated for their association with people and organizations that made significant contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) cultural and civil rights movements. Through narrative text, photos, maps, and multimedia content, the public can learn more about the important history behind these landmarks.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Holds Hearings on the Demolition of West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side

 

 

 

West Park Presbyterian Church (WPPC), 165 West 86th Street, NYC. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission held hearings on an application to demolish the individual landmarked West-Park Presbyterian Church, located at 541 Amsterdam Avenue in NYC, on the grounds of financial hardship. Speakers lined up on Zoom, on all sides of the issue, with the June 14, 2022 meeting lasting more than four-hours. Below is a little background and a thumbnail sketch of that meeting.

After the June 14th meeting, 8 Commissioners from NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission visited the site. In the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting on July 19, 2022, which lasted 2 1/2 hours, it was determined that after careful (and ongoing expert) review, findings will be presented after Labor Day, and more discussion will take place at that time. View the entire July 19th meeting on YouTube Here.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates the 50th Running of the NYC Marathon with the Launch of an Interactive Story Map ~ ’50 For The 50th’

 

 

 

Taken from the 50 for the 50th Interactive Story Map with credit to NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission ~ Highlighting a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs!

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the launch of 50 for the 50th, an interactive story map in honor of the New York City Marathon’s 50th running to celebrate the return of what many people call “New York’s Best Day” after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 marathon. The story map highlights a selection of 50 landmarks and historic districts along the route in all five boroughs.

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Designates Lobby of 200 Madison Avenue as Interior Landmark

 

 

 

Historic lobby of 200 Madison Avenue. Image via NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On November 9, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the 200 Madison Avenue First Floor Lobby Interior First Floor Lobby an interior landmark. The historic lobby of 200 Madison Avenue is among the best-preserved and least-known interiors produced by the prolific architecture firm Warren & Wetmore.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Designate the Aakawaxung Munahanug on Staten Island an Individual NYC Landmark

 

 

 

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on June 22, 2021 to designate the Aakawaxung Munahanung (Island Protected from the Wind) Archeological Site on Staten Island as an Individual New York City Landmark.

Located in Tottenville at the southern-most point of Staten Island, the Conference House Park Archaeological Site contains the region’s largest known prehistoric burial ground and the largest and best-preserved known archaeological site documenting Native American life beginning about 8,000 years ago and continuing through the Colonial period. The proposed landmark site includes approximately 20 acres of highly archaeologically sensitive land located within the city’s Conference House Park. Designation would recognize the over-8,000-year history of Native American occupation of the site and protect its below-ground archaeological resources.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches Open Office Hours Initiative for Homeowners of Designated Buildings

 

 

This week, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the launch of its Open Office Hours initiative for homeowners considering work on their designated buildings. This initiative will enable property owners to virtually meet one-on-one with preservation staff to discuss their potential projects and ask questions about LPC permitting.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown a NYC Landmark

 

 

 

Kimlau War Memorial at Kimlau Square in Chinatown. Image via NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

NYC Landmarks Preservation commission voted June 22, 2021 to designate the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown a New York City Landmark. The Kimlau War Memorial is significant for its association with the architect Pay G. Lee, and for its importance as a monument dedicated to the contributions of Chinese American veterans.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the New York Public Library Harlem Branch an Individual Landmark

 

 

This week, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Harlem Branch of the New York Public Library an Individual Landmark.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated Harlem’s Dorrance Brooks Square a Historic District

 

 

 

Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District ~ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Zoom testimony/public hearing

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, the proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District would recognize this neighborhood’s significant association with notable African Americans in the fields of politics, literature, healthcare, and education during the Harlem Renaissance from the early 1920s to the 1940s. The proposed district consists of intact streetscapes of a striking variety of 19th and early- 20th century row houses, multi-family dwellings, and institutions, designed by prominent New York City architects within two sections on either side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard between West 136th Street and West 140th Street.

This week, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Harlem’s Dorrance Brooks Square a Historic District.

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70 Fifth Avenue, a Historic Educational Building, Now a NYC Landmark

 

 

 

The Educational Building, 70 Fifth Avenue. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On March 23, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a virtual public hearing on the proposed designation of 70 Fifth Avenue, known as the Educational Building, in Greenwich Village. In a meeting on May 18, 2021, a final vote was taken with all in favor, designating 70 Fifth Avenue as a NYC Landmark.

Join Village Preservation on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:00pm to unveil historic plaque. Registration Required.

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Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights Now a NYC Landmark

 

 

 

Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On March 23, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a virtual public hearing on the proposed designation of Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz, located at 715 West 179th Street in Washington Heights. All were in favor in a vote on May 18, 2021, confirming Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz as a New York City Landmark.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates Black History Month 2021 with Interactive Story

 

 

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) released an interactive story map called Preserving Significant Places of Black History to celebrate New York City’s African American history through designated landmarks and historic districts. For five decades LPC has been recognizing, supporting, and celebrating places of African American cultural and historic significance through designation. This story map highlights landmarks and historic districts that illustrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans through interactive maps, narrative text, images, and multimedia content.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Designate Angel Guardian Home in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn as an Individual Landmark

 

 

 

Angel Guardian Home, 6301 12th Avenue, Brooklyn. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the main building of the Angel Guardian Home as an Individual Landmark. The enthusiastic vote registered 16 in favor with zero opposition, along with 71 letters in favor. This architecturally distinctive building serves as a reminder of the important role played by religious social service organizations in Brooklyn’s early 20th century history. This would be the first landmark in this area.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates Public School 48 in South Jamaica, Queens as an Individual Landmark

 

 

 

PS 48. Image courtesy New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated Public School 48 at 155-02 108th Avenue in South Jamaica, Queens as an individual landmark. Its successful blend of Art Deco design elements and massing was novel for elementary schools at the time it was proposed, and it represents a significant early application of the style for New York City schools.

“I am delighted that Public School 48 is our latest individual landmark as it is the first designation in South Jamaica, Queens,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “For the past 70 years, P.S. 48 has both served the community and enhanced it with its beautifully executed design. Its Art Deco style details, which are quite striking in person, make it unique, and it is one of the first elementary schools New York City to incorporate this architectural style.”

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates Its First Historic District in East Flatbush ~ The East 25th Street Historic District

 

 

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held  a public hearing on the proposed East 25th Street Historic District in Flatbush, Brooklyn and this week, voted to designate this historic district in East Flatbush. The new historically designated district is a cohesive group of 56 Renaissance Revival style row houses built by a single developer, the Henry Meyer Building Company, between 1909 and 1912. Located on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D, this is the first historic district in East Flatbush.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated 227 Duffield Street, Brooklyn as a NYC Landmark + NYC Purchases the Historic House

 

 

 

227 Duffield Street, Brooklyn via Google Maps 2020

On February 2, 2021, the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission voted to designate 227 Duffield Street (aka Abolitionist Place), Brooklyn, a New York City Landmark, with a vote of 11 in favor and 0 against.

Shortly after designation, New York City purchased the house. Signs were posted with permits for stabilization of the historic building in 2022, but  a month later, the rear walls appear to be collapsing, with an image on Twitter from Todd Fine showing the entire rear of the building open. We hope for a positive update.

The home is a rare surviving 19th Century abolitionists’ home, and a stop on the historic underground railroad. Don’t miss the fabulous Youtube video below with ‘Mama Joy’ Chatel.

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El Barrio’s People’s Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary May 21-22, 2022

 

 

 

 

1st Spanish United Methodist Church in El Barrio

On the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission agenda in December, 2018, was a discussion on the 1st Spanish United Methodist Church becoming an Individual Landmark. Also known as The People’s Church, the discussion is not for its architectural merit, but for its historic cultural significance, located in the heart of El Barrio, associated with the Young Lords occupation in 1969 and 1970. On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, it was determined that the history of the Young Lords still divides the community, and both the Church and the local Council Member would like more time to allow for more community dialogue.  The 1st Spanish United Methodist Church will be removed from the calendar, per time limits established by Section 25-303(1) of the Landmarks Law, and can be considered for designation at a future date.

Join the First Spanish Methodist Church on May 21st and 22nd, 2022 for its 100th Anniversary!

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