What was once one of New York’s most polluted waterways has been transformed. The Preservation League advocates for Staten Island's natural as well as its built environment. https://ny.curbed.com/2017/12/7/16746644/staten-island-new-york-richmond-creek-photo-essay
Deny zoning variance and protect Richmondtown freshwater wetlands, PLSI tells city Board of Standards and Appeals. Read the February 12, 2018 letter below: Honorable Margery Perlmutter, R.A. Esq
New York City Board of Standards and Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10007 Re: BSA calendar number: Appeals Calendar 2017-193-A thru 2017-199-A Property address: 9,10,11,12,14,15,17 Tulepo Court Block 2260, Lot(s) 4, 10, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, Staten Island Dea
The Olmsted-Beil House, the one-time home of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park with Calvert Vaux sits in disrepair behind unwelcoming signs. The city bought the house about 12 years ago. It is now negotiating to buy an adjacent house and lot that would make it easier to reach the Olmsted house, But that purchase is taking time, to the apparent frustration of a state senator, Andrew J. Lanza, a Republican who has worked to arrange funding. https://www.nytimes.
The review panel of Staten Island Arts has awarded PLSI Board member Virginia N. Sherry with a 2018 Art Fund Grant from the city Department of Cultural Affairs to support her project, “Vanishing Historic Garages on Staten Island: Cultural and Architectural Significance.” These original structures, dating back to the early 1900s and the arrival of the “Automobile Age,” are fast disappearing, lost to tear-downs or substantial renovation. The project will inventory surviving his
ADVOCACY NEWS: On February 1, 2018, PLSI submitted a formal complaint to the Enforcement Department of the city Landmark Preservation Commission. The complaint noted the deteriorated state of the landmarked Physician's Residence on the campus of Bayley Seton Hospital in Clifton. The long-vacant stone house, facing Bay Street, was built in 1842 and is now owned by the Salvation Army.
The house "is in a state of disrepair and neglect," the PLSI complaint noted, with photos att
The controversial plan to build a BJ's wholesale Club and several other retail outlets on South Avenue is moving forward. But some say the move will put nearby residents at risk of flooding since the construction would disrupt nearby wetlands.NY1's Anthony Pascale speaks with Saul Porter, PLSI Board member, and Gabriella Velardi-Ward, both members of the Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, about their plans to fight the development. http://www.ny1.com/nyc/staten-island/week-