In just a few months, the city will be awash in exhibitions and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of New York’s Landmarks Law. How appropriate that Mr. Silver – who has spent the past half-century living and teaching in England – is making another return visit. He will be speaking on Wednesday morning, December 10th, at the Bard Breakfast – the annual gathering organized by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Tickets are still available – click here for more information.
Tomorrow’s World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Park
For New York boomers, there are only two kinds of World’s Fair: the 1964 fair that we got to visit in our youth, and the 1939 fair that we ardently wish we could have visited – the fair of the Unisphere, and the fair of the Trylon and Perisphere. This year marks both the 50th anniversary […]
Lost Landmarks – found, for a moment….
If you run right over to Parsons New School of Design, at No. 6 East 16th Street; tell the security guard you’ve come to see the student projects exhibit; and take the elevator to the 12th floor – you will find Matt Felsen’s MFA final project, “Lost Landmarks,” sort of a landmarks voyeur’s time machine. […]
A new book celebrating the French Consulate on Fifth Avenue
It’s hard to remember that Fifth Avenue, opposite Central Park, was once lined entirely by the faux chateaux of New York’s wealthy. Most of those buildings have long since given way to apartment houses. But a number still stand – sandwiched between taller buildings – and among these, one of the loveliest, No. 934, has belonged […]