Central Harlem Historic District Gains Momentum

NY Curbed reports that a proposal to create a new historic district in Central Harlem is gaining steam; the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission fielded public testimony on the proposed district at a meeting on Tuesday, and there was unanimous support for designation. Continue Reading →

LPC To Hear Testimony On The Proposed Central Harlem West 130 -132nd Street Historic District

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing on the proposed designation of the Coney Island (Riegelman) Boardwalk as a scenic landmark, and the proposed Central Harlem West 130-132nd Street Historic District. Continue Reading →

Buildings With Strong Community Ties Are Now NYC Landmarks In East Harlem

NY Curbed reports that three East Harlem buildings with strong neighborhood ties were swiftly landmarked on Tuesday morning. Continue Reading →

Advocates From Harlem To Hollis Call For New Chair Of NYC Landmarks Commission

New York History Blog reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has proposed to overhaul its rules under the guise of “increasing transparency.” Continue Reading →

Join The Public Hearing On Proposed Designation Of The East Harlem Buildings

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing on the proposed designation of three East Harlem buildings. Continue Reading →

Harlem Building And Historic District Under Consideration For Landmark Designation

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), unanimously voted in favor of calendaring. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Will Consider Designating 4 NYC Buildings, Harlem Historic District

NY Curbed reports that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission moved swiftly on Tuesday to calendar a group of historic structures, and one proposed historic district, allowing for their designation by the Commission in the future. Continue Reading →

Landmark East Harlem Opposes The City Planning Commission’s Vote

Landmark East Harlem (LEH) was formed to give the community of East Harlem an ongoing voice in how our neighborhood is developed and to support development that preserves the unique cultural and historical significance of the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial And Mixed-Use Development Approved

Arch Paper reports that while completing work on the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem in the early 2000s, an unexpected discovery was made. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park To Be More Accessible

It will soon be easier to get into Jackie Robinson Park. On Tuesday, the Preservation Commission approved changes that include reopening a long-closed entrance. Continue Reading →

Central Park’s Bernard Family Playground Nears Upgrade In Harlem

The same day the Preservation Commission recently took up major work to be done in and around ’s iconic Belvedere Castle, they also took up changes slated for the . Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine Leads Approval Of Morningside Heights Historic District

Following a decades long fight to designate the Morningside Heights Historic District, today New York City Council Member Mark Levine declared victory for the community as he voted to approve the designation in the City Council with the unanimous support of his colleagues. Continue Reading →

CM Rodriguez To Announce Decision On Landmark Designation Of Loew’s Theatre

Tomorrow, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will announce his final decision on whether or not he will vote to grant city landmark status to the historic Loew’s Theatre on 175th Street and Broadway, also known as the “United Palace Cathedral” and the “United Palace for the Arts.”

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Here’s The 3D Map Of New Morningside Heights Historic District In Harlem

Preservationists in c celebrated a victory last week when the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to create a new 115-building historic district in the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

Alexander Wang Comes To Harlem For NYC Fashion Week 2017

Famed designer Alexander Wang is taking his NYC Fashion Week showcase uptown. An invitation to the event, snagged by fashion magazine Vogue, was short on details but did list an address: 146th Street and Broadway in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Washington Heights Community Projects Receive Six Major Design Awards in Past Year

the-steps-before-and-after11Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced today that three major projects recently completed by DDC in Washington Heights have received a total of six prestigious architecture and engineering awards in the last 12 months. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches NYC Archaeological Repository

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New York Yimby posted an interesting article about what happening on Wednesday, October 6th, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission consolidated its collection of historic artifacts from Harlem to Hollis and launched the NYC Archaeological Repository at the Nan A. Rothschild Research Center in Midtown. Continue Reading →