New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

Latest New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Items
  • Landmarks panel denies demolition of 2 buildings

    The owner of two tenement buildings on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been denied permission to tear them down to build a luxury high-rise.

  • Photo by Gerald Herbert for The Washington Times

    SEKULOW & JOSHPE: Defending sacred ground

    Last week, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) filed a lawsuit against New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission for denying landmark status to 45-47 Park Place - the site of the infamous would-be ground-zero mosque. We represent a former firefighter and Sept. 11 first responder who lost nearly 100 of his friends and nearly died as well on that tragic day. Given the ACLJ's dedication to defending freedom of religion and expression and how supporters of the ground-zero mosque are casting the issue as one concerning religious freedom, our suit has some people alleging inconsistencies. In fact, the opposition to the ground-zero mosque reflects America's sacrosanct First Amendment ideals.

  • Linda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, where the panel voted on the landmark status of the 152-year-old building on Tuesday in New York. The commission voted unanimously not to landmark the building, making way for the construction of the mosque. (Associated Press)

    Panel allows mosque close to ground zero

    An Islamic cultural center that the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement hope to build near ground zero has been trumpeted as an effort toward building bridges between Muslims and the families of Sept. 11 victims.

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