2016 brought to an end the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) “backlog” initiative; a plan to address a group of 95 buildings and sites that the Commission had placed on its calendar as early as 1966 but never designated. On December 13, the Commissioners voted unanimously for 10 more designations bringing the total to 27 new landmarks across the five boroughs. Besides the 27 landmarks, the Commission removed nearly all of the remaining buildings from the calendar without commenting on the merits, allowing that they could be brought back for evaluation and consideration in the future..
The new landmarks:
St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church, 138 Bleecker Street, Brooklyn
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Building, Harlem Branch (now Jackie Robinson YMCA Youth Center), 181 West 135th Street, Manhattan
Excelsior Power Company Building, 33-43 Gold Street, Manhattan