2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law. There were occasions to celebrate, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six individual landmarks and four historic districts. 2016 was considerably busier for the commission. It designated 40 individual landmarks and two historic districts, including 12 new Midtown East landmarks and 26 sites from its backlog. Here are all of them, for you to take in as the year comes to a close.
New York City now has 140 historic districts across its five boroughs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted, unanimously, to designate the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The designation completes preservation of the South Village.
Renderings of the final design have been revealed for New York University’s 23-story mixed-use building planned at 181 Mercer Street, located between West Houston and Bleecker streets in Greenwich Village. The academic facility, as YIMBY reported in October, will encompass 914,064 square feet and rise 275 feet in height, per the latest building applications, which the Buildings Department has not yet approved. Design firms KieranTimberlake and Davis Brody Bond are the architects.
A major part of a historic Greenwich Village area known as the South Village is one step closer to preservation. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the designation of the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District.