N-YHS NEWSFLASH: The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has set a public hearing date to review the New-York Historical Society project on Tuesday, March 20, (time and location tba).
Make sure the LPC hears you! Please email Chair Robert B. Tierney (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc. key elected officials (contact info below).
The Round 1 votes are in. At its packed-house meeting last night, the full board of Community Board 7 disapproved the New-York Historical Society's plans to radically alter its "Triple Crown" Landmark on Central Park West between 76th and 77th Streets. Click here to read Glenn Collins' New York Times article ("Historical Society Loses Round in Fight to Renovate a Landmark"). By an almost unanimous vote (40-2), the full board upheld the resolution of its Parks & Preservation Committee, which disapproved the Society's project (also nearly unanimously) on February 8.
Thanks to all of you who showed up and SPOKE up at public meetings over the past weeks. Your support through attendance, letters, emails and phone calls made a real difference in this round. Round 2 at the LPC is every bit as crucial since, whereas the community board vote is advisory, the LPC has the final authority to deny the project or send it back to the drawing boards. Please weigh in today! Important contact information below:
Hon. Robert B. Tierney
Chair, Landmarks Preservation Commission
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html and type your message
Honorable Christine Quinn
City Council Speaker