The NYC agency that is responsible for identifying and designating the city's landmarks and historic districts. Many of their publications are available for download especially the more recnt ones.
Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Outside the Library
Subjects: Art; Architecture; New York City History
Notes: For historic districts and individual landmarks, the Commission prepares a detailed "designation report" describing the history of the neighborhood or building; the architect; its architectural, cultural and/or historical significance; and other information.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Print Equivalent: Beginning February 25, 2003, the Commission will make all future designation reports available through their Web site. Some of the earlier designation reports, especially the book-length historic district reports, can be found in the Library Catalog doing an author search on
Output Type: Print