What some consider the largest cathedral in the world is one step closer to being designated a New York City landmark. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the designation of the Cathedral Church of St. John Divine, after the property was calendared in July.
In September, the Landmarks Preservation Commission put the Morningside Heights Historic District on its calendar. The next step, a public hearing, was held on Tuesday, and dozens showed up. While there was some opposition, most who spoke rose to support designation of the proposed district.
A quintet of former hospital buildings in Upper Manhattan are on their way to becoming part of a residential development. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved alterations and infill for former parts of St. Luke’s Hospital, now known as Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, in Morningside Heights.
New York City is on its way to getting another historic district. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to put the consideration of the Morningside Heights Historic District on its calendar.
A 15-story residential building is slated to rise over 411 West 120th Street in Morningside Heights. Developers filed plans Friday for a 142-foot-tall, 57-unit project there.