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Proposal: Trim NYC’s list of potential landmarks

Green-Wood Cemetery, Coney Island Pump House listed

December 2, 2014 Associated Press
Members of the tour group strike the same pose as the statue of Minerva, who stands at the highest point in Green-Wood Cemetery and seemingly waves hello to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission chairwoman has proposed removing about 100 historic New York City structures from the agency’s list of potential landmarks.

The proposal would affect 94 structures and two historic districts. They’ve all been under consideration for protection for at least five years without a vote. Eighty have been on the books for over 20 years.

The proposal is up for a commission vote Dec. 9.

The chairwoman, Meenakshi Srinivasan, tells The New York Times it would free the agency to focus on more pressing matters, like considering new buildings and streamlining its process.

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She says it didn’t mean any properties were in immediate danger.

The list includes both little-known structures like the Coney Island Pump House and famous sites like Bergdorf Goodman and Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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