The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is taking early steps toward
designating as a historic district a large swath of West End Avenue from 70th Street to 107th Street, according to the Observer.
The LPC is currently surveying side streets that will form the borders of the district, said LPC spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon. But not until next year will the measure be put on the LPC calendar, the first offical step toward landmarking. Said de Bourbon: Continue reading
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved unanimously a controversial proposal by Chabad of the Upper West Side to build a day school, synagogue and community center in two landmark rowhouses on West 86th Street, according to the West Side Independent.
The proposal, which was voted down by Community Board 7, allows Chabad to build a roof and rear yard addition to the building as well as perform other renovations. It also means that the renters who live in the buildings now will have to move out. Continue reading