Category: Landmarks

Statement on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s withdrawal of decalendaring proposal

“I’m delighted that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has decided to delay implementation of its plan to drop almost 100 items from landmarks consideration. “Everyone can agree that the LPC backlog is large and significant, but the abrupt announcement and lack of transparency by the LPC in this instance was disturbing. “We need a proper public hearing on proposed decalendaring of items older than five years, and I will introduce such… Read more

Brewer, leading preservationists call for reforms to landmarking process

As Rizzoli Bookstore prepares to close and the fate of its building unknown, Brewer calls for preservation of remaining “icons from another era.” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and representatives from the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council called April 4 for reforms to the landmarking process on the heels of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) refusing to consider landmark status for the Rizzoli building at 31… Read more