VICTORY! Riverside-West End Extension I an official NYC Historic District
As of yesterday afternoon, the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I is the Upper West Side’s newest official Historic District!
With our colleagues at the West End Preservation Society, New York Landmarks Conservancy, Historic Districts Council, and a league of West Side neighborhood associations — not to mention stalwart West Side Council Member Gale Brewer and her staff! — LANDMARK WEST! has helped to guide this critical issue forward. Following public hearings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the City Planning Commission, the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, and the City Council’s Land Use Committee (unanimous support at each of these important votes!), it all came down to the full 51-member City Council. By a vote of 48 to 0, the City Council upheld the unanimous decision of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to preserve one of New York’s most remarkable ensembles of historic structures in the City. Congratulations to all who dedicated their time and energy to this important neighborhood issue!