The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America


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.

October 31, 2023 – 398 Pacific Street (LPC-22-08821)

May 2, 2023 – 329 Greenwich Street (LPC-22-05759); 120 Broadway (LPC-23-08020); 1260 Broadway, Hotel Martinique (LPC-23-07180); 200 Convent Avenue, CUNY North Campus (LPC-23-09159)

April 25, 2023 – (Former) Colored School No. 4, 128 West 17th Street (LP-2659); 118 North 11th Street, Hecla Iron Works Building (LPC-23-06201); 345 Decatur Street (LPC-22-07227)

April 13, 2021 Testimony for 160 Maujer St., Brooklyn, Williamsburg Houses landscape; Fort Greene Park Spanish Memorial; 120 Underhill Avenue, Prospect Heights Historic District.

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 16, 2021 Testimony for 45 West 85th Street, Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.

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 

January 12, 2021 – Testimony for 100 Hudson Street, 89 South Street, 250 Water Street, 12-16 Eldridge Street – Eldridge Street Synagogue,  18-20 East 50th Street – Hampton Shops Building 

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

October 2020 – Testimony for the Flatiron Building and the Brooklyn Methodist Episcopal Church Home

July 2020 – Testimony Concerning Proposed NYC 5G Infrastructure

June 2020 – Letter to LPC to express concerns about the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s process for review of applications for work in designated scenic landmarks. 

May 2020 – Testimony for 49-51 Chambers St

May 2020 – Manida Street Historic District

September 2019 – Demarest Building

August 2019 – Greenwich Village and the East Village below Union Square

May 2019 – LGBT Sites

March 2019 – First Hungarian Church

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