• Chelsea and the New York Draft Riots

    Come learn about the New York City Draft Riots on this tour around Chelsea. Tuesday, July 25th 5:00pm 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 In July of 1863, a wave of deadly riots swept through New York City. What began as opposition to a newly enforced draft for the Civil War quickly devolved into racially […]

  • Preservation in the News

    NYPL’s Rose Main Reading Room is ever so close to being landmarked The proposal won unanimous public support at a Landmarks meeting on Tuesday BY TANAY WARERKAR  At Tuesday’s meeting several conservancy groups spoke in favor of designating the rooms, including the Historic Districts Council, and the Landmarks Conservancy. The NYPL also enthusiastically backed the proposal […]

  • East Midtown Rezoning-Sign Our Support Letter

    Please participate in our email advocacy alert to address the remaining E. Midtown eligible buildings    The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has recently designated 12 individual buildings in the proposed rezoning area of East Midtown.12 protected buildings is wonderful but, based on the Final Environmental Impact Statement the LPC has identified an additional 30 landmark-eligible buildings within the rezoning area […]

  • HDC Is Seeking A New Development Director

    The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. HDC is dedicated to preserving the significant historic neighborhoods, buildings and public spaces in New York City, defending the integrity of New York City’s Landmarks Law, and furthering the preservation ethic. HDC is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Development. This […]

  • Rooftop Addition to Hopper-Gibbons House Denied!

    ~HDC thanks Friends of LaMartine Place, our elected officials, our partner organizations, and the LPC~ On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the Landmarks Preservation Commission denied the application to legalize the fifth story addition on the designed Hopper-Gibbons House aka 339 West 29th Street! We would like to thank Grassroots Preservation Award Winners Friends of the Hopper-Gibbons […]

  • 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 […]

  • Free Monthly Land Use Clinics!

    Do you have questions about creating landmarks and historic districts, working with the Landmarks Commission and Department of Buildings, or common zoning and land use issues? Join us for free monthly land use clinics on the second and third Thursdays of each month to get your questions answered! Call each Councilman’s office directly to reserve […]

  • 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 […]

  • HDC Infographic!

    Learn how historic preservation creates jobs, drives tourism, and supports local economies across NYC. Preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is good for New York City. Most New Yorkers believe this to be true in their hearts, but it is sometimes helpful to have the facts to back it up. In response, the Historic Districts Council created a series […]

  • Broadening Our Coalition: Testimonials from the Trades

    Some assume that all unions oppose historic preservation. But nothing could be further from the truth. Historic preservation creates high-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. That’s just one of the many reasons that the Bricklayers Union chose to endorse our efforts in January of 2016. And it’s only the beginning. We‘ve spent the years reaching […]

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