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 →

Riverside Drive Gets More Accessible Bus Stops In Harlem

riversidebusstops_20160913_104thstreet-777x461New York Yimby reports that there is some good news for bus riders on the Upper West Side and in Morningside Heights. More accessible bus stops are in the works for Riverside Drive. Continue Reading →

Community Board 7 Announces The Proposed Penthouse In Harlem

west harlem at 101th street in harlemOur friends at Community Board 7 has announced a hearing regarding the proposed penthouse addition to a building at West End Avenue and West 101st Street. Here are the details below: Continue Reading →

Cathedral Of St. John The Divine To Become A Landmark

Cathedral_of_StDespite the fact that it’s one of Manattan’s best-known buildings, and lays claim to the title of “the largest cathedral in the world,” the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is not a New York City landmark. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Designates Two More Backlog Sites In Harlem

landmark churchs in harlemOn Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took another step towards clearing its formerly 95-item backlog of sites calendared pre-2010. Continue Reading →

Diddy’s Upper East Side Mansion Hits Market At $30M

diddy mansion for sale1The building at 807 Park Avenue will hit the market again after owner Aion Partners decided to, once and for all, give up on the beleaguered site, reports TRD by way of the Post. Continue Reading →

Upper West Side Landmarked Theater Retail Conversion Moves Forward

metro-theater-2626-broadway-777x476Last fall, the New York Times broke the news that the landmarked Metro Theater on the Upper West Side would become a Planet Fitness. Now applications have officially been filed to convert the 1930s Art Deco theater at 2626 Broadway into retail. Continue Reading →

No End Yet To Battle Over Upper West Side Church Conversion

361-CPWWill the former First Church of Christ Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West become condominiums? We still don’t know. But we do know many in the community don’t want the conversion and at least one pastor wants to preach there. Continue Reading →

Owner Of Landmarked Astor Harlem Home Sued

astor row in harlemIn a rare move the Landmarks Preservation Commission has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a three-story, red-brick Victorian-style front wooden porches house in Central Harlem’s Astor Row, asking a judge to fine her $5,000 a day until she makes repairs to the dilapidated 133-year-old house. Continue Reading →