- Last Updated: 2:07 AM, June 27, 2012
- Posted: 1:06 AM, June 27, 2012
One of Manhattan’s historic districts on the Upper West Side will expand if the City Council approves a proposal moved forward by the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday.
The commission voted to add 190 residential and commercial buildings between West 79th and 87th streets to the Riverside-West End Historic District.
The current district was designated in 1989 and includes 264 buildings between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue.
The commission said the buildings now slated to be included in the district were built between the mid-1880s and 1930s, and “transformed a rural area into a dense urban enclave of grand apartment buildings and single-family row houses.”
“This extension is a perfect complement to the existing historic district, and deserves the same degree of protection,” Commission Chairman Robert Tierney said.
The commission also voted to landmark several individual buildings in other neighborhoods
Included are the former Bowery Bank of New York Building at 124-126 Bowery in Manhattan and the former American Stock Exchange headquarters on Trinity Place in Lower Manhattan.