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EXPANDING
AUDUBON
PARK
HISTORIC
DISTRICT

In July of 2021, the URRA submitted a request to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to extend the Audubon Park Historic District to protect the area north of the existing historic district.

Just after Thanksgiving, the Upper Riverside Residents Alliance (SaveRiverside) received notice that the research department at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has rejected our request for extending the Audubon Park Historic District to encompass a group of buildings to its north and west.
 
We are naturally disappointed that LPC’s research department seemingly put greater weight on architectural integrity and cohesion than on the cultural and historical significance we emphasized in our Request For Evaluation, and we remain dismayed that despite Commission Chair Sarah Carroll’s
Equity Framework initiative, Manhattan north of 155th Street is underserved with individual designations and historic districts.
 

However, we are continuing to explore ways to preserve and promote our neighborhood’s rich and diverse history and culture, and will announce several new initiatives in early 2022.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Send a letter or email to a local leader or elected official to express your concerns.

Kindly cc us, too, at info@SaveRiverside.org

ADDRESS YOUR LETTER(S) TO:

The Honorable Mark Levine

Manhattan Borough President

500 West 141st Street

New York, NY 10031

district7@council.nyc.gov

Eleazar Bueno

Community Board 12

Chair

Manhattan Community Board 12

530 West 166th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10032

DBlow@cb.nyc.gov

Sean Abreu

City Council 7

ShaunAbreu@gmail.com

 

Melanie E. La Rocca

Commissioner, Department of Buildings

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/home/mail/html/maildob.html

Wayne Benjamin

Community Board 12

Land Use Committee

Manhattan Community Board 12

530 West 166th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10032

wbenjamin@empire.state.ny.us

SAVE RIVERSIDE

P.O. Box 321709

556 West 158th Street

New York, NY 10032

info@SaveRiverside.org

The Honorable Eric Adams

Mayor

City Hall

New York, NY 10007

info@ericadams2021.com

The Honorable Jumaane Williams

Public Advocate

1 Centre Street

Municipal Building, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10007

The Honorable Scott M. Stringer

Comptroller

1 Centre Street

Municipal Building, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10007

action@comptroller.nyc.gov

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer

Senator

780 Third Avenue, Suite 2301

New York, NY 10017

senator@schumer.senate.gov

The Honorable Adriano Espaillat

Congress Member

163 West 125th Street, Suite 508

New York, NY 10027

info@adrianoespaillat.org

The Honorable Robert Jackson

State Senator

5030 Broadway, Suite 701

New York, NY 10034

jackson@nysenate.gov

The Honorable Alfred Taylor

Assembly Member

Assembly District 71

2541-55 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

New York, NY 10039

taylora@nyassembly.gov

 

MAKE A DONATION

Your support is vital as we plan our next initiatives.

Thank you.

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