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FAO Schwarz Plans New Rock Center Home

FAO Schwarz Plans New Rock Center Home

BY REBECCA FIORE | Toy soldier doormen, decked in red with gold trimmings, will return to their new post. That’s right, the city’s most iconic toy store, FAO Schwarz, is returning to Gotham — to a new home in Rockefeller Center. In 2015, Toys “R” Us acquired the 155-year-old business and closed down its 767 Fifth […]

Landmarking for Bergdorf Still Faces Council Hurdle

Landmarking for Bergdorf Still Faces Council Hurdle

BY JACKSON CHEN | On a day when the Landmarks Preservation Commission tackled the final items in its Backlog Initiative, the agency, on December 13, declared the Bergdorf Goodman building at 754 Fifth Avenue a landmark. Completed in 1928 on the site of the former Vanderbilt Mansion between 57th and 58th Streets, the Bergdorf building has […]

30 Properties Advance from Backlog as Likely Landmarks

30 Properties Advance from Backlog as Likely Landmarks

BY JACKSON CHEN | A Midtown luxury department store, an Episcopal church on the Upper West Side, a wooden-frame house on the Upper East Side, and a conference center at the United Nations Plaza will get their chance to forever be a part of Manhattan’s architecture after the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decided to give each […]

Preservationists Clear Huge Hurdle as Bergdorf Goodman Slated for Designation Hearing

Preservationists Clear Huge Hurdle as Bergdorf Goodman Slated for Designation Hearing

BY JACKSON CHEN | In clearing its decades-old backlog, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has earmarked the building housing the renowned luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman for a much-anticipated designation hearing for landmark status. The building, which still retains its exterior bone-white hue, first stepped onto Fifth Avenue at 58th Street in 1928 and replaced […]

After 45 Years, Third Attempt to Landmark Bergdorf Goodman

After 45 Years, Third Attempt to Landmark Bergdorf Goodman

BY JACKSON CHEN | On a busy Fifth Avenue, passing tourists disrupt the flood of pedestrian traffic to snap photos of a long famous luxury department store. For some, the Bergdorf-Goodman building, between 57th and 58th Streets, is a go-to shopping destination, while others treat it more as an extravagant backdrop as they pose underneath the […]