AUGUST 2022 NEWSLETTER

We hope all Defenders enjoy a cool August; we deserve it after enduring a July that nearly boiled us alive.

There are few Landmark items coming up next month and the Community Board Landmarks Committee doesn’t meet.  If further Landmark items come up later, we will email the information.

The following addresses are on this month’s list:

18 East 68th Street

1071 Fifth Avenue

2 East 88th Street

7 East 81st Street

The link to the Landmarks Preservation Commission August 2, 2022  Hearing has not yet been published.  We will email it to Defenders as soon as it becomes available.

The Upper East Side item is:

1071 Fifth Avenue – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Interior Landmark – Expanded Carnegie Hill Historic District

A Modern-style museum building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1956-59, and subsequently enlarged by an addition designed by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates and built in 1988-92.  Application is to modify masonry openings, install a cornice and modify the parapet.

The link to the Landmarks Preservation Commission August 9, 2022  Hearing has not yet been published.  We will email it to Defenders as soon as it becomes available.

The Upper East Side item is:

18 East 68th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A Beaux-Arts style residence designed by C.P.H. Gilbert and built in 1904-05.  Application is to install a gate at the entrance stairs.

Landmark Preservation Commission Actions July, 2022

18 East 68th Street – Upper East Side Historic District

A Beaux-Arts style residence designed by C.P.H. Gilbert and built in 1904-05.  Application is to install a gate at the entrance stairs.
This application was postponed to August 9, 2022

An Art Moderne style apartment building designed by Pennington and Lewis and built in 1929-30.  Application is to alter the penthouse.
This application was approved with modifications.

7 East 81st Street – Metropolitan Museum Historic District

A rowhouse designed by Griffith Thomas and built in 1878-79.  Application is to redesign and reclad the façade, and replace ironwork.
This application was approved.