827-831 Broadway/47 East 12th Street

These 1866 cast iron loft buildings located between 12th and 13th Streets were slated for demolition and replacement with a 300 ft tall office tower when Village Preservation began a concerted campaign to save them from demolition. Our research unearthed that they were built by one of the most prominent families in early New York, were designed by one of 19th century New York’s most prominent architects, and housed some of the most important commercial enterprises of the 19th century. In the 20th century they became home of some of the most significant figures of the art world of the time, including Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jules Olitsky, Paul Jenkins, and Larry Poons. After initially rejecting our landmarks application, the City relented, and landmarked the strictures in late 2017, saving them from demolition.

Updates

  • May 14, 2018

    827-831 Broadway Plan Returns to Landmarks

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  • January 14, 2018

    LPC Says No to Crinkled Glass Topper for 827-831 Broadway

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  • January 4, 2018

    827-831 Broadway Oversized Addition Hearing Next Tuesday 1/9

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  • October 18, 2017

    Overwhelming Support at 827-831 Broadway Landmarking Hearing; Decision Oct. 31

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  • October 17, 2017

    827-831 Broadway Landmarks Hearing Tues., 10/17 at 9:45 am

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  • October 1, 2017

    827-831 Broadway, Threatened 1866 Lofts Once Home to de Kooning, Landmarked! Year and a Half Campaign Saves Historic Structures from Wrecking Ball and Planned Replacement with 300 ft. Tall Tower Owner Opposed Designation, Threatened Lawsuit

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  • September 16, 2017

    BREAKING: CITY MOVES TO LANDMARK ENDANGERED 1866 CAST-IRON BUILDINGS AT 827-831 BROADWAY WHICH GVSHP FOUGHT TO SAVE!

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  • August 3, 2017

    FIGHT TO SAVE 1866 CAST-IRON BUILDINGS HEATS UP, WITH NY TIMES OP-ED and POSITIVE SIGNS ON POTENTIAL LANDMARKING FOR FORMER DE KOONING HOME

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