Now It’s Easy To Visualize Local Historic Landmarks With New Interactive Map

The Forward Building is among the Lower East Side historic sites included in the LPC's new interactive map archive.

The Forward Building is among the Lower East Side historic sites included in the LPC’s new interactive map archive. Photo taken in 2013.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just made it a whole lot easier to geek out on New York City historic sites.

Today the city agency launched its new interactive map, which allows users to see city-protected landmarks in each neighborhood and to seamlessly access designation reports and other information about historic districts. Here’s more about the map, known as Discover NYC Landmarks:

New features include pop-ups for each building in historic districts with information such as construction date, architect, style, building type and original use. The map now also contains powerful new tools to search and filter historic district building data. Map users can search and filter by characteristics such as architectural style, architect, building type and era of construction.  For example, with the new filtering tool, users can easily identify and visualize every apartment building in the Upper West Side Historic District or every Queen Anne Style rowhouse in the Bedford Historic District. This will allow for a greater understanding and appreciation of New York City’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

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Lower East Side landmarks listed on the map include: The Jewish Daily Forward Building, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Henry Street, the former Pike Street Synagogue at 13 Pike St., the Jarmulowsky Bank Building and Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the synagogue building on Norfolk Street which is sadly being dismantled before our eyes.