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Borough President Unveils Legislative Package to Clarify and Improve the City’s Landmarks Process

NEW YORK –Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a legislative package to improve New York City’s landmarks review and preservation process, to be introduced in partnership with Councilmembers Dan Garodnick, Brad Lander, and Stephen Levin.

“This month we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “What better time to add more transparency and predictability to the landmarks process – so it can serve us even better in the decades to come.

“We know that Meenakshi Srinivasan, the Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and improved processes during her tenure at the Board of Standards and Appeals, and is beginning to do the same at the LPC. We look forward to working with her on these proposals to improve the landmarks process.” Read more…