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June 26, 2012

Landmarks Commission Designates
First West End Avenue Historic District Extension! 
By unanimous vote of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I has been designated!

This day would never have come without the determination and steadfast support of preservationists - like YOU!  - and key leadership from neighborhood representatives and our elected officials, listed below.  Your continued attention and
encouragement are important since the designation will go before both the City Planning Commission and the City Council in coming months.
 So, give yourself a hearty pat on the back and take a few moments to send enthusiastic emails of congratulations (contact info below).

  • Chair Robert B. Tierney and each of the Landmarks Preservation Commissioners - click here for a recording of their 6/26/2012 discussion and email them at [email protected].
Please write or call the individuals and organizations listed above, thanking them for their support of this important issue and for their continued commitment to our West Side neighborhoods. Click here to revisit the March 2012 public hearing and listen to the overwhelming support for this first of the three total historic district extensions.

Video of the full 16 minute video of today's public meeting coming soon to our YouTube channel. 

The Road Ahead: What Happens
After the Landmarks Commission Vote?
Today's vote to designate the first of three proposed historic district extensions on the Upper West Side (anchored by West End Avenue) will be followed by hearings of both the City Planning Commission and the City Council.

Contact your elected officials!
                                                                                                                (send us a copy!)
   Hon. Gale A. Brewer                         Hon. Christine Quinn                       LANDMARK WEST!
  NYC Council Member                        NYC Council Speaker                      45 West 67th Street
563 Columbus Avenue 224                West 30th St., Suite 1206                  New York, NY  10023
   New York, NY  10024                       New York, NY  10001                      Phone: (212) 496-8110
  Phone: (212) 873-0282                      Phone: (212) 564-7757                      Fax: (212) 875-0209
[email protected]
 Use the "Forward email" link at the end of this email and send it on to your family, friends and neighbors.  With your help to inform others, the community's voice at the City Council will be loud and clear: affirm the LPC designation and make the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I a full-fledged NYC Historic District!

Tremendous thanks to City Council Member Gale Brewer, who strongly supports the landmark designation; she needs all of our support to secure City Council approval of the extension's landmark status.  Please write, call or email Council Member Brewer to thank her and let her know you're behind her 100%. 

**IMPORTANT**  For letters and emails, please send a blind-carbon copy (bcc) to
[email protected], and we'll make sure copies get to each and every City Council member (51 in total).

In addition to Council Member Gale Brewer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn needs to hear from you, too!  She is an integral part of the City Council's role in the designation process. 

The full City Council will vote to affirm the LPC's designation of the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I, so please make sure to write, email or call your own local Council Member as well.   Find your local City Council Member's contact information her;, a short-and-sweet note is all it takes!  Again, please send a blind-carbon copy (bcc) to LW! and we'll make sure copies get to all 51 members of the City Council. 
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