OF INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS
HEARD, BUT NOT DESIGNATED
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Dear Friend of Preservation,
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is planning to discard over one hundred heard items in an unprecedented massive "decalendaring," to take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The effect will be to wipe the slate clean - that is, to erase over a hundred proposed landmarks and historic districts that have been extensively researched, documented, and formally heard by the Landmarks Preservation Commissioners over the years.
Even worse, the LPC seems poised to decalendar these items - essentially sentencing them to death by bulldozer - without a public hearing. This must not happen! Concerned New Yorkers must rise up uniformly and in outrage against this purge. Whose interests is the LPC serving by throwing out thousands of hours of professional work by commissioners, staff, national and local experts, community advocates, neighbors and residents? And why the lack of public notice?
Call the LPC (main number: (212) 669-7700) and email Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan at email@example.com to demand that she fully disclose her plans and schedule public hearings on any decalendering of proposed individual landmarks and proposed historic districts. Tell her that you want to know what she is planning to "decalendar" and when.
P.S. Call LPC and ask for the time of the decalendaring on Tues, Dec 9, 2014!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Posted by LANDMARK WEST at 2:47 PM
Friday, November 7, 2014
A History of New York in 101 Objects
An Illustrated Talk and Book Signing with Sam Roberts
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:30PM
Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street
Black and White Cookies courtesy of Lori Zabar!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:30 PM
Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67 Street
A faded green ticket for Abraham Lincoln's watershed campaign speech at Cooper Union on February 27th, 1860. A checker taxicab and a conductor's baton. Author Sam Roberts chose fifty objects that embody the narrative of New York for a feature article in The New York Times. He has since expanded that article into the book A History of NYC in 101 Objects. Join the author as he chronicles the material history of NYC through items ranging from the Flushing Remonstrance, a 1657 petition for religious freedom that eventually led to the First Amendment, to icons like the bagel, the subway token, and the I Love NY logo.
Sam Roberts is urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author or editor of eight other books, including Only in New York: An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating and Irrepressible City (2009, co-written with Pete Hamill).
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for LW! members, and $15 for non-members;
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email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (212) 496-8110.
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Posted by LANDMARK WEST at 10:07 AM