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Battle Against Supertalls Hits W. 66th St.

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | An Upper West Side block association is revving up the fight against a proposed tower at 50 W. 66th St., and in the process, it scored a meeting held last Tuesday with the Department of City Planning to talk about zoning loopholes the group says are spawning inappropriately tall buildings north […]

BY JACKSON CHEN | Another Upper West Side historic religious site in Manhattan may fall to developers, even as distressed neighbors are trying to raise awareness and seek advice regarding their options when faced with plans to demolish a synagogue on West 93rd Street to make way for a 14-story mixed-use building. According to a letter […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | The City Council’s Land Use Committee voted on June 7 to reform the city’s landmarking process by creating strict deadlines for the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate landmarks and historic districts. According to the bill, Intro 775A, the LPC would be allowed one year to designate an individual property as a […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | The rollout of free Wi-Fi is beginning on the Upper West Side, but it’s the creep toward historic districts throughout the city that has preservationists questioning its benefits when weighed against the historic character of New York’s neighborhoods. Broadway on the Upper West Side is now equipped with 25 links, with […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | Preservationist groups are calling on the American Museum of Natural History to develop an updated master plan as it enters the public review period on its proposed expansion on Columbus Avenue. The museum first started discussing its plans for the new Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation in November 2014. […]

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BY JACKSON CHEN | A Midtown luxury department store, an Episcopal church on the Upper West Side, a wooden-frame house on the Upper East Side, and a conference center at the United Nations Plaza will get their chance to forever be a part of Manhattan’s architecture after the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decided to give each […]

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