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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
LANDMARKS AT RISK - LPC SHUTS OUT PUBLIC VOICE AND THREATENS 40+ YEARS OF PRESERVATION ADVOCACY
Posted by LANDMARK WEST at 2:47 PM