Landmark West

Landmark West Landmark West! is a member-based non-profit that works to achieve landmark status for individual buildings and historic districts on the Upper West Side.
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As the grassroots voice for historic preservation, we pursue a broad range of community activities, including: Special Events and Public Programs, Advocacy, Leadership, Online Resources, Keeping the Past for the Future, Certificate of Appropriateness Committee, Retail Assistance Program.

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For one spectacular evening we raise the velvet curtains of New York's infamous theatrical history when authors Nils Han...
05/06/2021
Ziegfeld's Girls

For one spectacular evening we raise the velvet curtains of New York's infamous theatrical history when authors Nils Hanson and Robert Hudovernik discuss the "Ziegfeld Girls" of the early 20th century.
Now lost to history, Ziegfeld Girls became iconic symbols of the modern American woman, envied for their liberated thinking, exotic beauty, daring fashions and adventurous lifestyles. Join LW! on Thursday, May 20 from 6-7pmET for this rare, inside look at life as one of Ziegfeld's Girls.

A rare, inside look at life as Ziegfeld Girls, iconic symbols of the modern American woman in the early 1900s for their liberated thinking, exotic beauty, daring fashions and adventurous lifestyles. Thurs., May 20, 6-7pmET with Landmark West.

Everyone starts somewhere. Even lauded Starchitects like McKim, Mead & White. How did 3 rather undistinguished young men...
04/16/2021

Everyone starts somewhere. Even lauded Starchitects like McKim, Mead & White. How did 3 rather undistinguished young men become the gold standard of American architecture of their era? April 29th https://tinyurl.com/8s5a89jj

Everyone starts somewhere. Even lauded Starchitects like McKim, Mead & White. How did 3 rather undistinguished young men become the gold standard of American architecture of their era? April 29th https://tinyurl.com/8s5a89jj

LW! is honored to have architectural historian Prof. Mosette Broderick take us behind the drafting table for a unique pe...
04/13/2021
McKim, Mead & White: The Early Years

LW! is honored to have architectural historian Prof. Mosette Broderick take us behind the drafting table for a unique peek at the early years of the individuals who became the icons known as McKim, Mead & White. Join us April 29! https://tinyurl.com/8s5a89jj

Everyone starts somewhere-even lauded Starchitects like the trio of McKim, Mead & White. Individually, they were rather undistinguished as young men. How did they ever become the gold standard of American architecture? Architectural historian Prof. Mosette Broderick takes us behind the drafting tabl...

3 brilliant journalists (and UWSers!) recall the 1950s/1960s Upper West Side. Join us--and bring your own memories of a ...
03/31/2021
The Belnord, Beresford and Barney G: West Side Stories

3 brilliant journalists (and UWSers!) recall the 1950s/1960s Upper West Side. Join us--and bring your own memories of a special time in a very special community. 4/13 6pm. FREE for LW Members!

Journalists Peter Osnos, Walter Shapiro and Meryl Gordon share a fascinating discussion on the Upper West Side of the 1950s and 1960s and how its immigrants, artists and academics contributed to a uniquely vibrant community where a kid growing up in The Belnord might see Lee Strasberg, Zero Mostel o...

Calling all film fans! We've lined up clips galore of Manhattan (and UWS of course!) and film expert Paula Uruburu to le...
03/11/2021
Manhattan Cocktail: Fantasy and the Cinematic City

Calling all film fans! We've lined up clips galore of Manhattan (and UWS of course!) and film expert Paula Uruburu to lead the way. Whatever the fantasy, whatever the mix needed to create the perfect celluloid cocktail, Manhattan has it. Thurs 3/25. See you in the front row!

Whether you're a casual viewer or film buff, this is a trip you won't want to miss. Paula Uruburu has crafted the perfect escapist evening for all who love the many faces of Manhattan. Through the magic of film -- with a focus on fantasy -- we will visit iconic places and spaces that are themselves....

A must-see program! She wrote the first "History of the City of New York" in 1859 and helped bring the Statue of Liberty...
02/24/2021
Believe Me: The Lost Voice of Mary L. Booth

A must-see program! She wrote the first "History of the City of New York" in 1859 and helped bring the Statue of Liberty to NYC. First editor of Harper's Bazar magazine. Corresponded with Abraham Lincoln, Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Meet Mary Booth!

Writer, translator, editor, abolitionist, suffragist: Mary Louise Booth touched the lives of thousands with her writing, but her story has been lost. Until now. Author Tricia Foley shares the life of a most extraordinary 19th c. woman.

This once-famous writer was an extraordinary woman whose accomplishments – whose life – made a difference. And yet, 130 ...
02/05/2021
Believe Me: The Lost Voice of Mary L. Booth

This once-famous writer was an extraordinary woman whose accomplishments – whose life – made a difference. And yet, 130 years after her death, no one knows her name. #WomensHistoryMonth with Landmark West March 10th

Writer, translator, editor, abolitionist, suffragist: Mary Louise Booth touched the lives of thousands with her writing, but her story has been lost. Until now. Author Tricia Foley shares the life of a most extraordinary 19th c. woman.

Join in a little fun on a cold February night! (Free for LW! members)
02/02/2021
A Winter's Tale: Ghosts of the Upper West Side

Join in a little fun on a cold February night! (Free for LW! members)

Shadowy forms that fly through a dark library, raucous unearthly music in Central Park, a bicycle bell that rings itself, a mysterious seamstress -- these spectral tales and others will be our winter fare for a dark February evening. Writer Maria Dering has collected these 'true' stories from both c...

Coming Feb. 9th! Let your mind wander the Ramble and learn how so many special spaces in (scenic landmark) Central Park ...
01/26/2021
Discovering Ignatz Pilat: First Gardener of Central Park

Coming Feb. 9th! Let your mind wander the Ramble and learn how so many special spaces in (scenic landmark) Central Park came to be. Free for LW! members :)

Of all the people that made Central Park, Ignatz Pilat was the first one the Commissioners hired. Practically unknown and certainly underappreciated today, Pilat left his mark throughout the Park. Come explore this "secret gardener" with one of the park's finest guides, Ron Korcak.

Thanks, Andrew Dolkart, for bringing the buildings and artists' history of W. 67th Street alive!
01/26/2021
Revisiting the History of the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony

Thanks, Andrew Dolkart, for bringing the buildings and artists' history of W. 67th Street alive!

Landmark West! — a nonprofit that advocates for the preservation of Upper West Side buildings and districts as landmarks — has recently embraced new t...

Love history? Our friends at The Gotham Center for NYC History have launched GothamEd,  a new, year-round program offeri...
01/15/2021

Love history? Our friends at The Gotham Center for NYC History have launched GothamEd, a new, year-round program offering deep, interactive learning on a broad range of topics including suffragettes, labor movements in Gotham, and even plans for Central Park that never happened. Click to learn more: www.GothamEd.com

Love history? Our friends at The Gotham Center for NYC History have launched GothamEd, a new, year-round program offering deep, interactive learning on a broad range of topics including suffragettes, labor movements in Gotham, and even plans for Central Park that never happened. Click to learn more: www.GothamEd.com

A Must-see on the people and spaces at the Hotel des Artistes! Packed with photos and untold stories of so many artists ...
01/15/2021
The Artists & Studios of the Hotel des Artistes

A Must-see on the people and spaces at the Hotel des Artistes! Packed with photos and untold stories of so many artists and celebrities at 1 W. 67th Street. Only $5 for LW members!

A rare look at the "army of artists" who have passed through the famed lobby of the Hotel des Artistes with Robert Hudovernik. He shares archival photos unearthed for his just-released book on the "slice of Paris on W. 67th Street" where great painters, sculptors, writers, illustrators, actors, and....

One night only - 8 fantastic buildings - all on National Register - all on W.67th Street!
01/05/2021
LW! Public Programs - LANDMARK WEST

One night only - 8 fantastic buildings - all on National Register - all on W.67th Street!

West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:30pm – 7:45pm Via Zoom Share in an exquisite architectural journey along one of the most significant concentrations of artists’ studio apartment buildings in Manhattan–the eight buildings of the West 67th Street...

UWS Women showing how to make rights happen! This Thursday 6:30pm
11/16/2020
Upper West Side Women’s Suffrage

UWS Women showing how to make rights happen! This Thursday 6:30pm

Did you know that many important figures in the Suffrage Movement lived on the Upper West Side? From mansions to jail-cells, petitions to posies, pageants to protests, the women of the UWS - some staid and some scandalous - were there. Historian Nina E. Harkrader takes us deep into the fascinating h...

A fantastic FREE program on the NYC Subway map with John Tauranac-who will reveal his own brand new map as well as take ...
11/16/2020
How to Map your Subway

A fantastic FREE program on the NYC Subway map with John Tauranac-who will reveal his own brand new map as well as take us through tales and fails of trying to map the subway!

Mapping the NYC subway is the ultimate puzzle- and incredibly fun for people like Upper West Sider, historian and map maker John Tauranac. He'll share historic subway maps, including the recent digitized approach, and guide us through mapping highs and lows, successes and epic fails. A special "insi...

Tuesday 10/20: A special program by history fan favorite Tom Miller (aka the "Daytonian in Manhattan" blogger) leading a...
10/14/2020
West 72nd Queen of Streets

Tuesday 10/20: A special program by history fan favorite Tom Miller (aka the "Daytonian in Manhattan" blogger) leading a time-bending online tour of West 72nd Street from Riverside Drive to Central Park!

Don't miss this special program by history fan favorite Tom Miller (aka the "Daytonian in Manhattan" blogger) for a time-bending online tour of West 72nd Street from Riverside Drive to Central Park. Historic photos and fascinating details of the past help us understand what was built and who lived a...

Learn the amazing history of this special building at 102nd and West End Avenue on 10/27!
10/14/2020
The St. Andoche and the Marvelous Maggie Mitchell

Learn the amazing history of this special building at 102nd and West End Avenue on 10/27!

Built in 1895, the St. Andoche is a little building with a big name. Its solid construction is thanks to the fortune that bankrolled it -- one amassed by Maggie Mitchell, powerhouse of the American stage in the Civil War era. Caitlin Hawke shares the story of both the actress and “her” UWS build...

Coming next Thursday- Evening program (6:30-7:30) on famous UWS portraitist Howard Chandler Christy
09/29/2020
The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy

Coming next Thursday- Evening program (6:30-7:30) on famous UWS portraitist Howard Chandler Christy

During the first half of the 20th century, an elite brotherhood of New York City artists called the “Illustrators of Beauty” dominated the publishing world, becoming the equivalent of modern day rock stars. The dean of this group was Howard Chandler Christy. Join LW! for a live Zoom with Jim Hea...

Next Thursday: Dan Czitrom tells the story of New York’s first major cop scandal and the investigation that showed the p...
09/17/2020
New York Exposed

Next Thursday: Dan Czitrom tells the story of New York’s first major cop scandal and the investigation that showed the public just how rigged the system really was...

Dan Czitrom tells the story of New York’s first major cop scandal and the investigation that showed the public just how rigged the system really was.

Launched and Live!With our friends Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Members Ben Kallos and Helen Rosenth...
06/29/2020

Launched and Live!
With our friends Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Members Ben Kallos and Helen Rosenthal and the Columbus Avenue BID, LANDMARK WEST launched THEY WERE HERE - a new website filled with the rich history of the immigrants who lived and worked on Columbus Avenue. Explore the website and share in this incredible UWS history!

Meet Sara Teasdale, Upper West Sider and Pulitzer Prize Winning PoetBorn in St. Louis in 1884, Sara lived a sheltered li...
04/21/2020

Meet Sara Teasdale, Upper West Sider and Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

Born in St. Louis in 1884, Sara lived a sheltered life, but from a young age was committed to writing lyric poetry. She was also determined to one day live in New York City...(Read full article at www.landmarkwest.org)

COMMUNITY WINS at 200 Amsterdam! Judge revokes DOB permits due to gerrymandered lot loophole and orders developer to dem...
02/18/2020
Going Soon! From a Neighborhood Near You - LANDMARK WEST

COMMUNITY WINS at 200 Amsterdam! Judge revokes DOB permits due to gerrymandered lot loophole and orders developer to demolish floors back to the proper zoning limit! MAS and CESD led the good fight...

CONGRATULATIONS to our colleagues, both the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development (CFESD) and the Municipal Art Society (MAS) on their win–and to many more! Huge KUDOS to the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development and the Municipal Art Society on their legal decision against 200...

Coming up Jan. 28th - Incredible aerial images of the UWS!
01/22/2020

Coming up Jan. 28th - Incredible aerial images of the UWS!

Hope for Fairway afterall? Fingers crossed!
01/22/2020
Fairway Market Denies It Is Filing for Bankruptcy Again

Hope for Fairway afterall?
Fingers crossed!

Fairway Market denies it has unleashed its swan song, disputing reports that it filed for bankruptcy a second time and was preparing to close all of its stores, the popular tri-state grocery chain said Wednesday. The New York Post had said the chain was filing for bankruptcy, but Fairway Market rele...

Halloween on W. 69th Street - Spiders and Ghouls Galore!
11/01/2019

Halloween on W. 69th Street - Spiders and Ghouls Galore!

Come explore EgyptOmania tomorrow night with one of the world's foremost experts on mummies, Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier!
10/28/2019
EgyptOmania with "Mr. Mummy" Dr. Bob Brier - LANDMARK WEST

Come explore EgyptOmania tomorrow night with one of the world's foremost experts on mummies, Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier!

Tuesday, October 29th 6:30-7:45pm 35 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! Dr. Bob Brier, one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology, excavates the events that fanned the flames of Egyptomania from the late 1800s through the 1930s. He’ll dig deep into N...

Violets For Her Furs: The UWS’s UnSung Neighbor, Billie Holiday - LANDMARK WEST
09/30/2019
Violets For Her Furs: The UWS’s UnSung Neighbor, Billie Holiday - LANDMARK WEST

Violets For Her Furs: The UWS’s UnSung Neighbor, Billie Holiday - LANDMARK WEST

Wednesday, October 16th 6:30-7:45pm 35 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! It is little known that jazz legend Billie Holiday’s last home was on the Upper West Side, the garden apartment of a brownstone at 26 West 87th Street. It was in this modest space that she basked i...

The Forgotten “Father of Greater New York” - LANDMARK WEST
09/30/2019
The Forgotten “Father of Greater New York” - LANDMARK WEST

The Forgotten “Father of Greater New York” - LANDMARK WEST

Thursday, October 3rd 6:30-7:45pm 45 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! Incredibly, much of what we all think of as quintessential New York City–Central Park, the NY Public Library, the Zoo, the American Museum of Natural History–is due to the Herculean efforts of one ...

LW! Executive Director Sean Khorsandi is interviewed about 50 W. 66th Street Supertall development at last week's hearin...
08/14/2019
LW's Sean Khorsandi on Fox5 re 50 W. 66th Street Supertall - LANDMARK WEST

LW! Executive Director Sean Khorsandi is interviewed about 50 W. 66th Street Supertall development at last week's hearing before the BSA: "The city has fallen behind, for sure, in regulating mechanical voids and a series of loopholes..."

LW! Executive Director Sean Khorsandi is interviewed about developers’ attempts to take advantage of zoning loopholes to build a Supertall tower at 50 W. 66th Street. Fox5 caught up with Sean outside the Board of Stand and Appeals during LW’s hearing last week:

Thanks to everyone who came out to the BSA and shared their testimonies!
08/08/2019
What Happened Yesterday at the BSA: Defining the Realm of the Absurd - LANDMARK WEST

Thanks to everyone who came out to the BSA and shared their testimonies!

On Tuesday, August 6th neighbors, friends, electeds and lawyers from across the Upper West Side gathered on all too familiar ground–the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). The goal? To decipher whether or not 36 West 66th Street (aka 50 West 66th Street) complies with zoning. To reach a decision...

CM Helen Rosenthal Backs LW's Appeal of 50 W. 66th St. Permits:
08/08/2019
Helen Rosenthal at BSA: "I'm asking the BSA to...take a stand for our community and the zoning guidelines established to protect it." - LANDMARK WEST

CM Helen Rosenthal Backs LW's Appeal of 50 W. 66th St. Permits:

Council Member Helen Rosenthal gave testimony before the BSA on August 7 in support of Landmark West! and the community’s appeal against the permits for the 50 W. 66th Street proposed development. Her 8/8/2019 e-newsletter highlighted her position (emphasis added): “I was proud to testify at the...

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