New York Landmark Preservation Commission

Rendering of the proposed Children's Museum of Manhattan (FXCollaborative)

Preservationists Again Block Construction Of The Proposed Children’s Museum of Manhattan, on the Upper West Side

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and local Community Board 7 have again failed to approve proposals to renovate and enliven an abandoned church that has been proposed as a new home for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Located on the Upper West Side at 361 Central Park West, the First Church of Christ Scientist was originally completed around 1903, then designated a New York City landmark in 1973.

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44 Union Square’s Dome Addition Now Enclosed in Glass, in Union Square

The new dome addition atop 44 Union Square, the former headquarters of Tammany Hall, is now fully enclosed in glass. The renovation and addition project is designed by BKSK Architects. Reading International (RDI) is the developer and Edifice Real Estate Partners is the owners representative. CNY Group is in charge of construction on the historic building, which overlooks Union Square.

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Rendering of proposed interior of Trader Joe's 405 East 59th Street Location - Madd Equities

Trader Joe’s Proposes Manhattan Outpost at 405 East 59th Street, Historic Upper East Side Location

Trader Joe’s, one of the New York City’s most beloved independent grocery chains, could soon open up shop in a recently vacated landmarked venue near the Manhattan onramp of the Queensboro Bridge at 405 East 59th Street. The application is currently under review by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) which is expected to provide feedback on proposed upgrades to the building’s facçade and historic interior spaces.

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