There are actually many parts of New York City that feel much suburban than city-like. One of them is Douglaston, Queens, and its residents are getting new neighbors. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new single-family house at 233-33 38th Drive.
In August, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission calendaring two buildings in Brooklyn that sit between two existing historic districts. On Tuesday, the process of preserving 181 Montague Street and 185 Montague Street took a step forward, as the commission held public hearings on their designations.
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.
Changes are on the way to a piece of Alexander Hamilton’s familial legacy. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved work to be done at the Hamilton-Holly House. However, the changes won’t be exactly what was proposed, particularly on the house’s rear.
Sometimes, the wheels of new development roll very slowly. It was close to two years ago that a proposal for three new houses in the Bronx’s Fieldston Historic District went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A revised (and scaled-down) proposal came before the commissioners last Tuesday, but there was, again, no approval.