• 2017 Landmarks Lion Award

    Honoring Jeffrey Greene and EverGreene Architectural Arts, Monday October 23, The University Club About EverGreen Architectural Arts     PURCHASE TICKETS   PURCHASE AN AD                

  • Culture and Cuisine: A Tour of the East Village’s Immigrant History

    Learn how the cultures of the East Village have changes based on the plethora of cuisines- Sept. 23rd September 23, 2017 11:00 a.m. Join senior editor at 6sqft Dana Schulz for a tour of the East Village’s rich immigrant history as told through its cultural gastronomy scene. Explore how the Italian, Eastern European, and Indian […]

  • Six to Celebrate Tour- Corona-East Elmhurst

    HDC and the Corona-East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society (CEEHPS) – October 21, 2017 October 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. Join HDC and the Corona-East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society (CEEHPS) for another waking tour around this culturally and architecturally rich neighborhood. This tour includes lunch at a local restaurant after the tour. For more information read the CEEHPS […]

  • League of Preservation Voters

    The New York City General Election is on November 7, 2017- Read HDC’s City Council voter guide today! The Historic Districts Council League of Preservation Voters initiative was developed to bring communities and elected officials together to preserve the historic character that makes each neighborhood unique. The League aims to engage and educate voters and candidates […]

  • Preservation in the News

    Century-Old Doctors’ Row in Bay Ridge May Become Historic District “Historic district status will preserve the facades of the buildings and the aesthetic beauty of the buildings and streetscape. In most cases it prevents demolition of buildings and things like the faces and stucco being ripped off, ironwork being removed and original doors being removed,” […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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