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Catholic Church & Paint Factory New City Landmarks

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) had a full day yesterday in which it first ruled on the St. Vincent’s hardship case, then focused its attention on increasing the number of designated landmarks in the City. As a result, New York City now has two new individual landmarks — St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church on East 28th Street in Murray Hill, and the Devoe Paint Factory, 110 Horatio Street, in the Far West Village.

As announced on this site on Monday, the Commission also held a public hearing on the proposed Prospect Heights Historic District, a district in the shadows of the Atlantic Yards Development and widely supported by the neighborhood.

In addition, the LPC took testimony from MAS, among other organizations, on the proposed designation of four individual sites: the Con Ed building on 14th Street; St. Nicholas of Myra Russian Orthodox Church on 10th Street and Avenue A; 144 West 14th Street, Pratt Institute’s Manhattan home; and the Museum Building, Fountain of Life, and Tulip Tree Allee at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The LPC didn’t stop there – the agency also “calendared,” or took the first step in the designation process, the Ridgewood North Historic District in Queens and three NYC public schools: Jamaica High School in Queens, P.S. 66 (Former Brooklyn Hills School) in Queens; and P.S. 9 on the Upper West Side. Hearings on these items should be held in the next few months.