The Landmarks Preservation Commision governs the appearance of all buildings in landmarked historic districts in New York City. Almost all of our neighborhood is located in three historic districts. If you are unsure if your store is in a landmark structure, click here to check.
If your store is in a landmarked building, there are extra steps you must take to make sure your store and your signage is compliant with the law. The Landmarks Preservation Commision has released their new Guidelines for Storefront Design in Historic Districts. This extensive report covers all the ways that landmark laws effect your business, including rules and permits. You can read the full guide here.
If you have questions regarding landmarks rules for storefronts, please reach out to the BID.