What is a Historic District

An historic district is an area of the city designated by the Landmarks Commission that represents at least one period or style of architecture typical of one or more areas in the city’s history; as a result, the district has a distinct “sense of place.” Fort Greene, Greenwich Village, Mott Haven, and SoHo are examples of sections of the city that contain historic districts. http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/html/faqs/faq_about.shtml

Note that this is the Fieldston Historic District, not the Master Plan which is not approved.

  • Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 74, Section 3020 (formerly Section 534 of Chapter 21) of the Charter of the City of New York and Chapter 3 of Title 25 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designates as a Historic District ….,

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