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West End Avenue Walking Tour  
For Residents of the Proposed Historic District Extensions 
View of West End Avenue.


Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 6PM

Meeting Location: TBA


LW! invites you on an early evening walking tour of a section within the proposed West End Avenue historic district extension, focusing on the area between 70th and 79th street. The tour will be led by Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University's School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.


West End Avenue, an assortment of grand residences, houses of worship and educational institutions, offers a cohesive picture of the development of the Upper West Side. A strikingly consistent streetwall of uniform cornice heights, harmonious materials and creative interpretations of historical styles showcases the work of many of the city's most prolific, if less recognized, architects such as Schwartz and Gross, Neville and Bagge, and George & Edward Blum.




LW! invites our friends and neighbors residing in the proposed West End Avenue historic district extensions to attend at no charge.* This is a terrific opportunity to learn more about the history of West End Avenue prior to the June 28th public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)--more info below!


Not a resident of West End Avenue?  We'll open any additional spaces on the tour to the general public on Friday, June 17th. Email or call and we'll put you on our tour waiting list.


*Preference will be given to those who did not attend the March 9th informational breakfast session on the West End Avenue historic district extensions


 **Space is limited** 

To RSVP call 212-496-8110 or email 

[email protected] 



Attend the Tuesday, June 28th Public Hearing

When:  Tuesday, June 28th, 2011(Time TBD*)

* LW! will keep you posted  


Where: Landmarks Preservation Commission

  1 Centre Street, 9th Floor -- Bring photo ID 

What:   West End Avenue, between 70th and 79th Streets



The LPC needs to hear from you.  So first ...


Sign the petition! Add your name to the list of those who support any or all of the West End Avenue historic district extensions. And encourage your friends and neighbors to sign as well! 


Second, please plan to attend the public hearing and to share your support with the Commission.  Your support can take the form of a personal testimonial or a written statement.  Either way, your presence is incredibly important and speaks volumes, even if you choose not to speak!  Make a statement or stand as a "silent supporter" of the West End Avenue historic district extensions.


The LPC Hearing Room fills to the brim at the March 22nd public hearing for West End Avenue extensions.

Attendance at the first of these three public hearings to consider expanded historic districts on West End Avenue, held Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011, was incredible (see photo above).  For a full report of the hearing, and to watch the video of the public testimony, visit the LW! blog.