Its Official - Eberhard Faber Calendared
A quick update on the Eberhard Faber Historic District.
At this morning's Landmarks Commission hearing, the Commissioners voted unanimously to put the complex on the calendar for designation consideration. The research staff made a brief presentation, after which there were a few questions from the Commissioners and the vote.
The district is not landmarked - yet. What this means is that sometime in the next month or two LPC will hold a formal hearing to decide whether or not the EFHD should be officially designated a NYC Landmark. In the meantime, the fact that the district is officially on LPC's calendar does mean that no alterations (or demolitions) can be undertaken without the approval of LPC. So no more funny business for the time being.
You can help make the designation of the EFHD a reality by sending letters of support to the Landmarks Commissioner, Councilmembers David Yassky (in whose district EF sits) and Jessica Lappin (who chairs the City Council's Landmarks Subcommittee) and Community Board #1. (WPA will post links to make this process easier.)
And, of course, you can testify at the Landmarks hearing, when the time comes. We will keep you posted.