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Regulating Interior Landmarks: New York Court Says Duties Don’t End

What powers does the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission have to require a building owner to maintain a mechanical clock located in the interior of a building? In Save America’s Clocks, Inc. v. City of New York, New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, held that the Commission had power to require maintenance of the clock, and to require public access to it.

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What powers does the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) have to require a building owner to maintain a mechanical clock located in the interior of a building? In Save America’s Clocks, Inc. v. City of New York, 2017 WL 5969265, that issue generated a 3-2 division in New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, with the majority holding that the Commission had power to require maintenance of the clock, and to require public access to it.

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