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NYC Historic Preservation

16 must-follow Instagram accounts for NYC history fanatics

The best accounts for NYC history lovers, whether you’re into old maps, old buildings, old subway photos, or all of the above.

An observation deck is coming to the Chrysler Building

The planned viewing platform takes design inspiration from the icon’s former Jazz Age speakeasy.

NYC’s biggest preservation battles of 2019

From the Strand to the former Four Seasons.

Tin Pan Alley buildings are now NYC landmarks

The five buildings, located on West 28th Street, are known for their connection to the birth of American popular music.

Long Island City’s clocktower building gears up for a facelift

The nearly century old clock-faces will receive a sorely needed restoration.

Preservationists blast revamp of Chelsea’s Terminal Warehouse

Plans to renovate the historic structure include adding office spaces and an interior open-air courtyard.

These 5 Gowanus buildings are officially city landmarks

Preservationists have pushed to protect the sites for years

Harlem fire watchtower revived after $7.9M restoration

The restoration ensures that the city’s last remaining fire watchtower will stand for years to come.

Waverly Place’s famed pink house to get Novogratz-helmed overhaul

The celebrity couple will move to the house with their seven children once the renovation is done.

Preservationists once again pitch historic district near Union Square

As construction begins for a 21-story tech hub, preservationists resurface calls for the city to protect several historic buildings in the area.

James Baldwin’s Upper West Side home is a national landmark

The author and civil rights activist’s home has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

A relic of the 1964 World’s Fair will finally get restored in Queens

The project to restore the New York State Pavilion’s observation towers will begin construction this month

Brooklyn pol wants to make it harder for would-be landmarks to be demolished

A Red Hook warehouse was razed this week following a suspicious fire last year

Gowanus’s landmarked Coignet Building lists for $6.5M

One of the Brooklyn neighborhood’s most famous landmarks is up for grabs

Downtown Brooklyn building with abolitionist movement ties may become 13-story tower

The owner of 227 Duffield Street filed plans to replace the 19th-century building with a new tower

NYPL’s beloved lions will roar to life with $250K restoration

The 108-year-old lions are getting a much-needed makeover

LPC approves contested changes to the former Four Seasons restaurant

The modifications to the iconic modernist space were initially made without Landmarks approval

Downtown Brooklyn house with abolitionist movement ties faces demolition

It isn’t the first time the historically significant house has been eyed for demolition.

Langston Hughes’s Harlem home receives major preservation grant

The poet’s house is among 22 national sites that received the award

As Red Hook’s industrial history is demolished, what comes next for the neighborhood?

The remaining vestiges of Red Hook’s industrial past are slowly being lost to development

Bay Ridge’s ‘Doctors’ Row’ becomes neighborhood’s first historic district

The designation comes after years of community advocacy

Gowanus buildings mulled for landmark status as rezoning looms

City officials will review five historic Gowanus sites for landmark status

In Downtown Brooklyn, Flemish Revival building may be replaced by a 23-story tower

A developer submitted an application to demolish the early 20th century building that boasts terra cotta details

Sunset Park has four new historic districts

Several late 19th and early 20th century houses were designated city landmarks

Central Park’s Belvedere Castle will reopen June 28

The castle is fresh off a 15-month, $12 million restoration.

James Baldwin’s home one of four NYC sites up for national landmarking

Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated 18 sites across New York state for historic designation

Checking in on Times Square Theater’s revival project

The long-vacant theater will be converted into a 52,000-square-foot retail space

The TWA Hotel, a spectacular midcentury time capsule, finally opens

Eero Saarinen’s iconic Jet Age terminal at JFK Airport has been transformed into a truly cool hotel

Brooklyn’s historic Gage & Tollner restaurant to get ‘magical’ restoration, owners say

The Gilded Age dining hall is expected to re-open this fall

Stately Clinton Hill landmark transforms into a shared co-living space

Common, a co-living startup, remade a historic townhouse into one of its shared homes

Time’s up for Tribeca’s landmarked clock tower, court rules

The ruling paves the way for the clock tower to be converted into a private penthouse

Bay Ridge’s ‘Doctors’ Row’ could be neighborhood’s first historic district

"It’s been a long journey," said the neighborhood’s district manager

‘We will not go gentle into that good night’: Pols push to landmark White Horse Tavern interiors

Notorious landlord Steve Croman is the building’s new owner

Tin Pan Alley, popular music’s birthplace, could become NYC landmark

The buildings are considered the birthplace of American popular music.

Coney Island’s Shore Theater will go hotel with LPC approval

The circa-1925 theater building will soon be home to a hotel

White Horse Tavern’s historic interior should be landmarked, preservationists say

The circa-1880 watering hole is about to be under new ownership

Gowanus Station building’s facade will be saved in new Superfund facility

The EPA brokered an agreement mandating the city preserve historic elements of the Butler Street building

The Strand’s owner pleads with LPC to keep ‘red tape’ away from building

Nancy Bass Wyden, the owner of the famed bookstore, wants to keep her building from being landmarked

Demolition permits filed for modernist Union Carbide Building

It will become the tallest voluntarily demolished building in the city’s history