Archive for January 10th, 2006

10th January

First Published in The New York Sun, January 10, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is poised today to designate a privately owned community in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Fieldston, as a historic district. Although the designation would need to be approved by the City Planning Commission, the City Council, and Mayor Bloomberg, it would immediately be implemented.

In effect, the move would make all of the houses in the development, except those of recent vintage, landmarks. Such a designation prevents owners from making exterior changes to their homes, major or minor, without approval of the Landmarks panel. (more…)