De Blasio Close to Picking Landmarks Head

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    The naming of a new chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission is imminent, according to Crain’s. The short list includes Kate Daly, who is currently the LPC’s executive director, and Ward Dennis, a partner at historic preservation consulting firm Higgins Quasebarth and Partners, LLC.

    The Real Estate Board of New York has been fighting hard to tamp down landmarking, especially in Manhattan, arguing that it will prevent the Mayor’s administration from meeting its affordable housing goals.

    In Brooklyn, development activity has picked up in the last year in Bed Stuy, along 4th Avenue, and in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Areas in Bed Stuy and Sunset Park, among others, have been proposed for landmarking.

    De Blasio Zeroes in on Landmarks Appointment [Crain’s]

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