Landmarks Preservation Commission
The Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village tavern widely considered to be the birthplace of the gay rights movement, has been designated a city landmark.
The tavern at 51-53 Christopher Street is known as the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement after patrons squared off and fought against a police raid at the bar in 1969.
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has withdrawn a proposal to remove some 100 historic structures from its list of potential landmarks.
The long road to get historic landmark status is about to hit a roadblock for close to 100 sites in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A public meeting is scheduled on Monday on a proposal to create a historic district in the South Village.
According to a report, the Hoffman Auto Showroom on the corner of Park Avenue and 56th Street was demolished late last month.
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.
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.
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.
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a new historic district in downtown Brooklyn.