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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

  • Show the Lefkowitz Some Love

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    The Lefkowitz Building (photo: Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons)

    For nearly a decade, lovers have flocked to Lower Manhattan’s magnificent Louis Lefkowitz Building.

    Why, you ask?

    The handsome Lefkowitz is home to the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Each year, thousands of couples climb its distinctive stone stairs, pass under its carved eagle friezes, and enter its ornate inner lobbies to make their affection official.

    The Lefkowitz is especially

  • City Landmarks Brooklyn Home Against Owner’s Wishes

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    1019 Bushwick Avenue (via Google Maps)

    In October, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Peter P. and Rosa M. Huberty House, at 1019 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, as a city landmark.

    “The designation of the Huberty House honors both the historic character of Bushwick Avenue as it developed in the early 20th century, as well as the contributions of architect Ulrich Huberty to the borough of Brooklyn," LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said at the time. “Today's landmark designation will preserve