• Set Sail Summer Fundraiser

    All aboard the historic Clipper City! Enjoy an open bar and lunch while we sail through New York Harbor  All aboard the historic Clipper City Tall Ship Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join HDC aboard the historic Clipper City sailboat for a fun trip through New York City harbor. Hear from […]

  • Six to Celebrate Tours – Spring 2018

    Final STC Tour of the Spring- Lower West Side: Downtown Manhattan’s Lost Neighborhood – June 16, 11:00AM          Saturday, June 16, 11:00AM                       Lower West Side: Downtown Manhattan’s Lost Neighborhood From the World Trade Center to the Battery west of Broadway, from the 1840s to the 1960s, existed a vibrant immigrant neighborhood.  First Irish and German, then […]

  • STC Spanish Brochure Launch & Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt

    RAIN DATE- June 16, 2018 – Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. | 2-5 p.m. Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem in honor of the release of the Spanish versions of our Yorkville and East Harlem walking tour brochures! Prizes will be awarded […]

  • Joint Letter Requesting the Withdrawal of the Proposed LPC Rules Changes

    We urge the LPC to withdraw the proposed Rules Amendments, about which we have serious concerns READ PDF

  • HDC’s Comprehensive Analysis of LPC Rules

    Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest LPC Rules change under consideration. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest Rules change […]

  • Preservation in the News

    Preservationists Thrilled East New York’s Empire State Dairy Landmarked, Say More Needs Saving by Craig Hubert East New York is “an area whose history is profoundly underserved by official recognition and greatly at risk from the City’s plan,” Simeon Bankoff, executive director of preservation advocacy group Historic Districts Council, told Brownstoner, referring to the recent rezoning. “We […]

  • Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

    Historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years by gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), the principal lobbyist for […]

  • A Study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage

    Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes Prepared for the Historic Districts Council Belgian block streets are still found in every corner of New York, sometimes paving an entire street or other times, only being revealed by some pavement which has worn off, revealing the roadbeds of the past. These streets are found both inside and outside of […]

  • Six to Celebrate App

      HDC now has a Six to Celebrate app! All the amazing information in the walking tour brochures is now available right on your phone (or tablet). You can learn about the history of each Six to Celebrate neighborhood along with additional information about specific sites within each neighborhood. Now all you have to do is […]

  • New Research From HDC!

    Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More) Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts. Until now. The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the […]

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