Unless you’re replacing broken glass or repainting existing wood frames, all forms of window repair or replacement for properties in historic districts will require applications and approval. Many times, the LPC will request that your new windows match the original windows of the home based on historic data, research and style.
However, for non-visible facades (e.g. rear facades), you can perform a Fast Track Application to receive a permit for window replacement in typically 7-10 days. For more information, please read the NYC LPC Windows Application Guide.