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Remsen Manor Hotel Cleared to Open in Historic Franklin Building

Recently, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a contemporary six-story addition to the former Franklin Building at 186 Remsen Street in the Downtown Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District. The Franklin Building suffered a catastrophic fire in the late 1950s that resulted in the demolition of the top two stories of the building. As part of the rehabilitation, […]

July 9th, 2019|Additions, LPC, Restoration|

How the Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves Modern Design

The Observer looks at LPC’s history of approving modern design, especially in new construction. The article looks at recent approvals for projects such as 10 Jay Street in DUMBO and St. Luke’s in the Fields in Greenwich Village, as well as older projects such as the Hearst Tower. HQ served as the historic preservation for each of […]

June 25th, 2015|LPC|

Landmarks OKs Makeover for 70 Henry Street

LPC has approved a substantial addition atop the restored former butcher shop at 70 Henry Street in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. HQ worked with Morris Adjmi Architects, Capalino + Co., and developers JMH Development and Madison Estates to secure approval for the project.

June 16th, 2015|Additions, LPC|

190 Bowery’s Fancy Reno Won’t Erase Beloved Gritty Graffiti

HQ is working with RFR and architects MdAS on the rehabilitation of the former Germania Bank at 190 Bowery. LPC recently approved modifications to create a new ADA entry and other changes associated with the restoration of the building. HQ is working with the project team on various aspects of the restoration, including replacement of […]

June 10th, 2015|LPC, Restoration|

Landmarks Gives Nod to UWS School Conversion

LPC has approved the conversion of the former St. Agatha’s School at 555 West End Avenue to residential use. The 7-story structure was designed by William A. Boring and constructed in 1907. Cary Tamarkin is the architect and developer for the project.

June 10th, 2015|Additions, LPC|

Industrious Transformation


Preservation magazine profiles Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center’s transformation of the former H. Lawrence & Sons Ropeworks into affordable manufacturing space for Brooklyn.

May 26th, 2015|ITC|

A Shiplike Building Gets Another New Life

David Dunlap looks at the ongoing restoration of the iconoclastic Curran-O’Toole building.

April 30th, 2015|ITC, Restoration, Uncategorized|

Inside Temple Court

HQ is working with GB Lodging and architects Gerner & Valcarcel on the restoration and rehabilitation of the 1882 Temple Court building in Lower Manhattan. In this video, architect Randy Gerner gives a tour of the in-progress restoration of the magnificent atrium at the center of Temple Court.

HQ has secured NYC LPC and State and Federal tax […]

April 28th, 2015|ITC, LPC, Restoration|

Celebrating a Building That Has Stood for Decades as a Symbol of the Press

HQ’s Bill Higgins talks about the De Vinne Press building on Lafayette Street and the Grolier Club’s new show titled “The Dean of American Printers: Theodore Low De Vinne and the Art Preservative of All Arts”.

February 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|