What is the procedure for requesting an appointment to review Commission records?
When requesting an appointment to review Commission records, visitors may access the Commission’s Web site to print and complete an Appointment Request for Records Access form, and fax the form to the Records Access Specialist at 212-669-3844. The Records Access Specialist will contact visitors to schedule a mutually convenient time for record review.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is located at 1 Centre Street (at Chambers Street), 9th Floor North, New York, NY. Visitors enter the building on the south side, where identification will be required. Visitors should take the elevator to the 9th floor and then walk to the north side where the Commission’s reception desk is located. Ask the receptionist for Records Access Specialist, who will take visitors to review files.
What rules govern use of the Commission’s files?
Because some of the Commission’s records are fragile, smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted. Writing on, or in any way defacing Commission records is not permitted. Commission staff asks visitors to report any damaged material(s), and to keep materials in the order they exist in the file(s). Staff will provide clips for marking pages to be copied. Please do not remove any items from the file(s) for any reason.
Is there a charge for copies?
New York City’s fee schedule for copies is $0.25 per page (per side) plus tax. Payment for copies must be remitted when the photocopy order is placed. The only acceptable forms of payment are checks and money orders made payable to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
How long does it take to receive photocopies?
File are sent out to a copy center; payment to and pickup from the copy center is the responsibility of the visitor. The Records Access Specialist will provide contact information for the copy center.
Can the public obtain photographs of Landmark buildings?
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is only required to provide the public with photocopies of photographs.
What is the Commission’s procedure regarding photo credits?
Appropriate credit should be given if photographs are printed, published, or quoted. The following is the Commission’s suggested format: Photographer’s name, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, year (if known).
Is there any other information at the Commission that requires crediting Commission staff when publishing, quoting and/or editing?
Yes. When information from the Research Department is used, the accepted format for crediting appropriately is Landmark Preservation Commission [name of landmark], Designation Report LP#, New York, City of New York [year]. Prepared by [staff member’s name].