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New York Historical Society Tower

Landmarks Commission to Approve Historical Society Renovation

  NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
April 18, 2007
New York Sun

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has signaled that they will approve the New York Historical Society’s plans to renovate its façade. While they have not yet officially voted for the proposal, officials have given the Society the “green light” to move ahead on plans to widen the main entrance, expand existing windows, add handicap ramps and install kiosks. Opponents remain convinced that this...

Landmarks Commission Delays Vote on NY Historical Society Renovations

  NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
March 21, 2007
New York Sun

Plans to renovate the exterior of the New York Historical Society faced vocal opposition at yesterday’s Landmark Preservation Commission meeting. Dozens of residents of the Upper West Side as well as historic preservationist expressed fear that the proposed renovation is little more than a “Trojan Horse” that would usher in the residential tower the Society has separately proposed. Voting on the Society's...

Community Board Votes Against Historical Society Renovation

  NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
March 7, 2007
New York Times

Community Board 7 voted 40 to 2 against the New York Historical Society’s plans to renovate the façade of their landmark building. The plan, which called for an expansion of the Society’s front door from 8 feet to 40 feet, was largely overshadowed by a separate plan to build a luxury apartment tower above the existing structure. The Society’s supporters insist that the plans are separate and that...

Historical Society’s Plans Meet With Opposition

  NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
December 30, 2006
New York Times

Controversy continues to surround the New York Historical Society's plan for a $20 million renovation of the institution, as well as the construction of a fifth floor atop its roof and a glass apartment tower behind the society’s museum and library at 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Streets. The society has approached the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which must approve changes...

Nonprofits Play The Real Estate Game

  NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
November 16, 2006
New York Sun

The New York Sun reports on how New York City nonprofits are capitalizing on real estate holdings as a means of generating revenues. Selling properties and the sale of air rights are strategies being used by nonprofits. The Sun cites the New York Historical Society’s sale of air rights for a property adjacent to their main building as an especially lucrative deal.

Historical Society Proposes Tower On Upper West Side

  NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
November 2, 2006
New York Times

The New-York Historical Society has a $20 million renovation plan that would also allow a developer to build a 23-story glass apartment tower behind the society’s museum and library. The Historical Society will likely face stiff resistance from neighborhood residents who have opposed the society’s previous proposals. Any changes to the landmark building at 170 Central Park West must be approved...