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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
About the Landmarks Preservation Commission

History of the LPC & the Landmarks Law

The Commission was created in 1965 through groundbreaking legislation signed by the late Mayor Robert F. Wagner in response to the mounting losses of historically significant buildings in New York City, most notably Pennsylvania Station.

Designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White and completed in 1911, the Beaux Arts-style train station occupied two full City blocks from 31st to 33rd streets between Seventh and Eighth avenues, and was demolished in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden and an underground commuter railroad station.

According to the Landmarks Law, the purpose of safeguarding the buildings and places that represent New York City's cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history is to:

  • stabilize and improve property values;
  • foster civic pride;
  • protect and enhance the City's attractions to tourists;
  • strengthen the economy of the City;
  • promote the use of historic districts, landmarks, interior landmarks, and scenic landmarks for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the City.

The full text of the Landmarks Law is available through an online portal to the Charter, Administrative Code, and Rules of the City of New York. To read the law, go to Title 25, Chapter 3 of the Administrative Code.

 

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LPC Calendar & Actions

August 9, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
August5, 2016

August 2, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
July 29, 2016

July 26, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
July 22, 2016

July 19, 2016
Public Hearing/Meeting

July 12, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
July 8, 2016

June 28, 2016
Public Hearing

June 21, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
June 17, 2016

June 14, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
June 10, 2016

June 7, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
June 3, 2016

May 24, 2016
Public Hearing
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May 20, 2016

May 17, 2016
Public Hearing
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May 13, 2016

May 10, 2016
Public Meeting

May 3, 2016
Public Hearing
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April 29, 2016

April 19, 2016
Public Hearing
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April 15, 2016

April 12, 2016
Public Meeting

April 5, 2016
Public Hearing
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April 1, 2016

March 8, 2016
Public Meeting

March 22, 2016
Public Hearing
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March 18, 2016

March 15, 2016
Public Hearing
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March 11, 2016

February 23, 2016
Public Hearing

February 16, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
February 12, 2016

February 9, 2016
Public Hearing

February 2, 2016
Public Hearing
Materials Viewing
January 29, 2016

January 19, 2016
Public Hearing
Materials Viewing
January 15, 2016

January 12, 2016
Public Meeting
Public Viewing
January 8, 2016

January 5, 2016
Public Hearing
Public Viewing
December 31, 2015

December 15, 2015
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December 11, 2015

December 8, 2015
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December 4, 2015

November 24, 2015
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November 20, 2015

November 17, 2015
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November 13, 2015

November 12, 2015
Special Public Hearing
Research

November 10, 2015
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November 6, 2015

November 5, 2015
Public Hearing
Research Special Hearing

October 27, 2015
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October 23, 2015

October 22, 2015
Special Public Hearing
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October 20, 2015
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October 16, 2015

October 13, 2015
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October 9, 2015

October 8, 2015
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September 22, 2015
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September 18, 2015

September 8, 2015
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September 4, 2015

August 18, 2015
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August 14, 2015

August 11, 2015
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August 7, 2015

August 4, 2015
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July 31, 2015

July 21, 2015
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July 17, 2015

July 14, 2015
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July 10, 2015

July 7, 2015
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July 2, 2015

June 23, 2015
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June 16, 2015
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June 12, 2015

June 9, 2015
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June 5, 2015

June 2, 2015
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May 29, 2015

May 19, 2015
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May 15, 2015

May 12, 2015
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May 5, 2015
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May 1, 2015

April 21, 2015
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April 17, 2015

April 14, 2015
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April 7, 2015
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April 3, 2015

March 24, 2015
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March 20, 2015

March 17, 2015
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March 13, 2015

March 10, 2015
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March 6, 2015

March 3, 2015
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February 27, 2015

February 17, 2015

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February 13, 2015

February 10, 2015
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February 6, 2015

February 3, 2015
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January 30, 2015

January 20, 2015
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January 16, 2015

January 13, 2015
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January 9, 2015

January 6, 2015
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December 31, 2015

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