City plans to extend the South Village Historic District

The Landmarks Preservation Commission intends to introduce next month a new extension for the South Village Historic District, appeasing preservationists and possibly paving the way for a planned mixed-use complex nearby at 550 Washington Street. Developers Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital Group need City Council approval for the 1.7 million-square-foot development they have planned at […]

Landmarks greenlights Maya Lin-designed manse in Tribeca

Despite some complaints that its façade looks like Swiss cheese, the Landmarks Preservation Commission gave its stamp of approval to a new single-family mansion in Tribeca. Designed by architects Maya Lin and William Bialosky, 11 Hubert Street can now be converted from a 55,000-square-foot garage to a single-family home following Tuesday night’s LPC hearing, Curbed reported. Plans […]

City Council looks to renovate New York’s Landmarks Law

The Stonewall Inn is an example of property that could become a cultural landmark With New York’s Landmarks Law turning 60, the City Council is looking to rewrite the rules for how the city preserves historic buildings. The Council has proposed a half-dozen recommendations it says would streamline and expand the landmarks process, according to […]