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Proposed NYC landmarks include iconic Pepsi-Cola sign, a Staten Island lighthouse and more

Last year, the city sparked fear among preservationists when it announced it was dropping plans to consider extending landmark designation to a backlog of 94 buildings and two historic districts.

But the Landmarks Preservation Commission relented and has proposed a public review period of the sites beginning Thursday with hearings from October to November of this year. The goal is for the LPC to make a decision about each of the items in early 2016.

Here's a look at seven of the proposed landmarks. The full list can be found at nyc.gov as well as dates for each of the public reviews.

Pepsi-Cola sign

This circa 1936 neon sign is a bright
Photo Credit: Flickr / Aidan Wakely-Mulroney

This circa 1936 neon sign is a bright red fixture on the East River waterfront in Long Island City. The 60-foot-high sign stands over a bottling plant.

Coney Island Pumping Station

The Coney Island Pumping Station was built in
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Coney Island Pumping Station was built in 1937 in the Art Deco style of architecture that was predominant at the time. Today it's no long in use, and the grounds are now overgrown with weeds and other plants.

Lady Moody-Van Sicklen House

This 18th century farmhouse was built on a
Photo Credit: Flickr / Valerie Lyn Brooks

This 18th century farmhouse was built on a lot where Lady Deborah Moody, the founder of Gravesend in the 1640s, once lived. Gravesend was the first English settlement of New Amsterdam. The current structure is a rare example of a Dutch-American farmhouse.

Vanderbilt Mausoleum

The Vanderbilt Mausoleum on Staten Island was built
Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York

The Vanderbilt Mausoleum on Staten Island was built between 1881 and 1889. Located within the Moravian Cemetery, the mausoleum was designed with round arches and two small domes.

Princess Bay Lighthouse and Keeper's House

Built around 1870, the Princess Bay Lighthouse and
Photo Credit: New York Public Library

Built around 1870, the Princess Bay Lighthouse and Keeper's House on Staten Island is built out of cut brownstone. The lighthouse is about 40 feet high.

Union Square Park

New Yorkers know Union Square Park, and the
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Yorkers know Union Square Park, and the only surprise here is that it's not already a landmark.

Loew's 175th Street Theater

Loew's 175th Street Theater, now known as the
Photo Credit: Flickr / Eden, Janine and Jim

Loew's 175th Street Theater, now known as the United Palace and operated by an evangelical Christian group, is among the finest examples of movie palaces built in the 1930s.

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