Landmarks Steps in to Protect Windermere
Via the Times City Desk, a report about an LPC action to force the owner of the landmarked Windermere apartments on the west side to make repairs to the building.
The Windermere was landmarked in 2005, over the vociferous opposition of the building's owner. In order to bolster their case against landmarking, the owners hired attorney and author Andrew Alpern to testify against the designation. Alpern's "expert" testimony didn't win the day, and the building was landmarked. Alpern, who has written books on luxury apartments in Manhattan, was busy that year - he was also one of the hired guns brought out to offer "expert" opinion against the designation of the Austin, Nichols & Co. Warehouse. Landmarks didn't listen to him then, either.