Commission Releases Online Map Allowing Users to Explore Landmarks and Historic Districts

Discover NYC Landmarks. Image Credit: Landmarks Preservation Commission

Discover NYC Landmarks. Image Credit: Landmarks Preservation Commission

Interactive map displays and identifies calendared landmarks, provides links to designation reports. On Tuesday, March 15, the Landmarks Preservation Commission announced the launch of Discover NYC Landmarks, an interactive map of New York City allowing users to peruse and examine the City’s landmarked properties. The map identifies individual landmarks, historic districts, scenic landmarks and interior landmarks, as well as properties that have been added to Landmarks calendar but not yet come before the commission for a vote.

Through the interface, a user can search for a specific landmark, or scan boroughs and neighborhoods to find what has been designated and calendared. Clicking on a Landmark, identified on the map in different colors by type, brings up a photograph, and basic information like designation date, architect, or development period. Clicking on the picture takes users to the designation report, for more in-depth information about the landmark or district.

In a press release Landmarks stated that that the creation of the interactive map was “part of a broader LPC initiative to bring greater transparency, efficiency and public access to the agency.”

“For fifty years, the Commission has been very active in evaluating and designating New York City’s exceptional architecture, historic spaces, and iconic neighborhoods, and we want the world to know about our treasures,” said Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan. “Now anyone can easily find a wealth of information about our city’s designated landmarks on one convenient online map. The launch of this map is a key milestone in our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have the history of our city at their fingertips.”

LPC: “Landmarks Commission Launches Interactive Map,” Press Release (March 15, 2016).

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