Archive of Public Testimony
The Victorian Society New York actively promotes preservation of the incomparable wealth of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century historic districts, individual landmarks, interiors and civic art in the New York City area. Over the past five decades, the Victorian Society New York has delivered testimony on many occasions at NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee Public Hearings, the NYC Public Design Commission and other agencies.
Please see below for a selection of recent testimony presented during public hearings and letters drafted in response to preservation policy changes and current events. VSNY will be adding to this page soon to make the full archive of past testimony available.
March 23, 2021 Testimony for 274 Malcolm X Blvd, Bedford Stuyvesant-Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District; 31 Union Square West, the Bank of the Metropolis Individual Landmark; 2101 Broadway, the Ansonia Hotel Individual Landmark.
March 9, 2021 Testimony for Building B, 1000 Richmond Terrace, S.I., Individual Landmark, Sailors’ Snug Harbor; 176 Washington Park, Fort Greene Historic District; 14-16 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village Historic District.
February 23, 2021 Testimony for 1118 Lorimer St., Greenpoint Historic District; 410-12 Waverly Ave, Clinton Hill Historic District; 66 West 9th Street, Greenwich Village Historic District; 24 East 10th Street, Greenwich Village Historic District; 334 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village Historic District; 71-105 East 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal Individual Landmark.
February 9, 2021 – Testimony for 473 9th Street – Park Slope Historic District, 95 Marginal Street – South Street Seaport, 536-538 Broadway – SoHo, 321 East 6th Street, 330 West 42nd Street – McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Building, and 1000 Fifth Avenue – Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 2, 2021 – Testimony for 76, 78, and 80 West 82nd Street, 68th Avenue – Central Ridgewood Historic District, Queens, 294 Albany Avenue – Crown Heights North III Historic District, 152 Stratford Road – Prospect Lefferts Gardens, 17 Battery Place – The Whitehall Building, 61 7th Avenue South, and 24 East 10th Street
January 19, 2021 – Testimony for the Lescaze House, 160 Maujer Street, 216 Dean Street, 424 7th Avenue, 49 Grove Street, 400 West 57th Street, 111 Fifth Avenue, 122 Fifth Avenue, and 110 West 88th Street
December 8, 2020 – Testimony for 39 Chauncey Street Brooklyn, 519 2nd Street Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance and Chapel, Trinity Church and Graveyard, 108th Street – Riverside – West End Historic District Extension II, 18 West 75th Street, 2211 Broadway – The Apthorp Apartments