Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II Stalled

By Lynn Max – Board Member of the West 104th Street Block Association Board

The designation of the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension from 70th Street to 109th Street was to be voted on by the Landmark Preservation Commission in three segments. The two southern districts have already been approved, but the last section, 89th to 109th Streets, has not even been calendared for a vote. Already developers are buying property and threatening to either demolish or significantly alter buildings in our neighborhood.

We must act now to preserve our beautiful architecture and the history of our community.

E-mail Landmarks Preservation Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan at comments@ lpc.nyc.gov or call the LPC at 212 669-7700.

Also contact our elected officials and let them know of your concerns:

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at 212 669-8300 or gbrewer@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

City Council Member Helen Rosenthal at 212 873-0282 or Helen@helenrosenthal.com

Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s office at 212 866-3970 o104thr odonnelld@assembly.state.ny.us

Sample Email:I live on the Upper West Side and I support the vote to designate the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II. Our buildings and our beautiful avenue are threatened. Please move this forward immediately before it’s too late!

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