The Archaeology Department reviews subsurface work that must be approved through the environmental review process and, for some sites, under the Landmarks Law. If important archaeological resources are threatened, the department determines and oversees appropriate archaeology.
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The Enforcement Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Landmarks Law.
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Environmental Review Coordination is an interdisciplinary process that involves a number of LPC departments.
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The Historic Preservation Grant Program is a federally funded program through New York City's Community Development Block Grant that provides grants for homeowners and non-profits to restore severely deteriorated facades. Grants range from $5000 to $25000 and pay for exterior repairs, primarily on the street façade. Eligible work may include, but is not limited to: masonry rebuilding and repointing, repair and replacement of windows and front doors, and cornice restoration.
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The Preservation Department consists of Landmarks Preservationists and administrative staff. Preservationists have Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation or related fields, such as architecture or history, and are qualified to assist applicants in determining elements and materials which would be appropriate for the style of their landmark building.
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The Research Department evaluates proposals for landmark designations and is responsible for preparing information on all buildings and neighborhoods considered by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as potential landmarks. The department evaluates buildings and neighborhoods from all five boroughs representing a wide variety of eras, styles, materials, and purposes.
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