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City Declares Section Of Greenwich Village A Historic District

Greenwich Village, the Manhattan neighborhood that was stage to generations of American cultural greats such as Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, is in better shape to last the ages as the city’s newest historic landmark.

12/17/2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announces restoration of Harlem fire watchtower, August 28, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Landmarked 19th Century Fire Watchtower To Undergo $4 Million Facelift

The cast iron Mount Morris Fire Watchtower went up in 1857 and was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as a city landmark in 1967.

08/28/2013

Landmarked row house at 339 West 29th Street. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Landmarked Chelsea Row House Wins Legal Victory

Preservationists had fought to restore the Chelsea row house at 339 West 29th Street that was once owned by outspoken abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons and her husband.

08/07/2013

Forest Park Carousel (credit: Forest Park Carousel website)

Century-Old Forest Park Carousel Designated NYC Landmark

The Forest Park Carousel in Woodhaven, Queens, is the city’s first carousel to get the designation. The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved it Tuesday.

06/25/2013

Citi Bike station (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Councilwoman Defends Citi Bike Stations On Landmark Blocks

In the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods, flyers were plastered along a city bike station saying “Residential landmark blocks are not for advertising or commercial activity.” Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James said that’s unacceptable.

04/24/2013

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Landmarks Commission To Hold Meeting On South Village Historic District Plans

A public meeting is scheduled on Monday on a proposal to create a historic district in the South Village.

04/14/2013

Hoffman Auto Showroom in Manhattan (credit: Galinsky)

Frank Lloyd Wright Site Demolished In Midtown

According to a report, the Hoffman Auto Showroom on the corner of Park Avenue and 56th Street was demolished late last month.

04/12/2013

30 Rockefeller Plaza with the GE sign atop it (credit: Thomas Rinaldi)

Change Might Come To ‘GE’ Sign Atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza

The famous red GE sign on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (which has since 1988 been called the GE Building) could turned off or changed to Comcast.

02/27/2013

Christopher Street Subway Stop (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

West Village Coalition Wants Christopher Street To Be Made Gay Rights Landmark

Christopher Street in Manhattan is home to the Stonewall Inn and the 1969 riots there are largely viewed as a turning point in the struggle for gay rights.

06/13/2012

This BP gas station is part of the SoHo historic district. (credit: CBS 2)

Gas Station In SoHo Now Part Of Historic District, Effectively Making It A ‘Landmark’

It’s a pain in the gas to be the owner of one service station on Houston Street. New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided that the station is part of the expanded historic district in SoHo, which was put in place to preserve ornate, cast iron buildings nearby.

04/09/2012

Brooklyn Borough Hall - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: City of New York)

Skyscraper Historic District Approved In Brooklyn

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a new historic district in downtown Brooklyn.

09/14/2011

The Forest Hills Stadium in Queens (credit: Javier Hernandez-Miyares/Flickr)

Forest Hills Stadium, Former Site Of US Open, Denied Landmark Status

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission cited the dilapidated condition of the 15,000-seat stadium and its buildings in denying the designation.

05/05/2011

Sept. 11 families turn out to oppose the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero.

Board Advises Against Ground Zero Landmark Status

A community board is recommending no landmark designation for a building that would be used for a mosque near the former World Trade Center site. Community Board 1 voted 24-11 Tuesday to recommend that the […]

07/28/2010