Landmarks Preservation Commission to Hold Public Hearings on Three East Harlem Buildings

Landmark East Harlem is pleased to announce that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has scheduled public hearings for the three buildings listed below on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor. Now is the time to prepare oral or written testimony in support of designating these East Harlem buildings as individual landmarks.

Richard Webber Harlem Packing House
207-215 East 119th Street – Manhattan – Block 1784 – Lot 5 in part CD: 11

A six-story Romanesque-Revival former meat market building designed by Bartholomew & John P. Walther and built in 1895 for the Richard Webber Harlem Packing Company.

Benjamin Franklin High School (now The Manhattan School for Science and Math)
260 Pleasant Avenue – Manhattan – Block 1713 – Lot 1 CD: 11

A 1942 Georgian Revival School, built to house an experimental community-centered high school started by the pioneering educator and sociologist Leonard Covello, that is representative of the social and political engagement of East Harlem in the 20th century.

Public School 109 (now El Barrio’s Artspace P.S. 109)
215 East 99th Street – Manhattan – Block 1649 – Lot 9 CD: 11

A Collegiate Gothic style former Public School building designed by Charles B.J. Snyder, constructed in 1899 and rehabilitated in 2015 as an affordable housing complex for local artists.

PDFs of the LPC briefs on the three buildings are attached. Please spread the word! Public testimony in support of adding these three buildings to the twenty-two (22) in East Harlem that are already landmarked is crucial.

CONTACT: Christopher Cirillo:; (212) 410-3153.