New York Landmark Preservation Commission



Existing structure at 16 East 16th Street (left) and rendering of proposed structure (right) - BKSK Architects

Landmarks Preservation Commission Reviews Proposals for New Hotel at 16 East 16th Street in Union Square

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will decide the fate of a new nine-story hotel to be constructed within the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Manhattan. The existing six-story structure at 16 East 16th Street was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private dining areas, a public restaurant, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.

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Rendering of the Women's Rights Monument in Central Park - Monumental Women

Plans For Central Park’s Women’s Rights Monument Returns to the Landmarks Preservation Commission

In October, the city’s Public Design Commission voted to erect a large monument within Central Park honoring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton as pioneers in support of women’s rights. The project team now returns to the Landmark Preservation Commission to request the removal of seven benches immediately in front of the monument and newly revealed text honoring the three historic figures.

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