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NYC Landmarks Comm. Is Finally Handling Its 25-Year Backlog

The Landmarks Preservation Commission, which drew fire for proposing to simply de-calendar all of the items in its decades-long backlog, has begun the public process of addressing those 95 items. The first public hearing was held on Thursday (rare for the commission, which usually meets on Tuesdays) and included the 29 properties located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. The hearing actually stayed on schedule and included items ranging from as small as a sign to as large as a neighborhood.

Curbed NY has the full story. >>