• Success! Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Announces Support of Designation For Loew’s 157 Theater

      Update: Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has officially endorsed the designation of the Loew’s 175th aka United Palace Theater! At a press conference at the United Palace Theater, CM Rodriguez announced that he was in support of the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation. He said “this is not my victory, this is our victory” and praised the theater as […]

  • Cocktails and Conversation- 1st Year Preservationist Student Asks Simeon Bankoff EVERYTHING

    Cocktails and Conversation with Simeon Bankoff  and HDC’s new intern Patrick Waldo Friday, March 31st 6-8pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street NY, NY 10003 Ever want to sit down with HDC Executive Director Simeon Bankoff and pick his brain? We know you have. Well here is your chance to live vicariously through our […]


    Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at the immigrant history of the Upper East Side of Manhattan YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: Saturday, April 1 at 2:00PM Saturday, May 6 at 2:00PM Saturday, June 3 at 2:00PM   Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at a curiously under-recognized swatch of New […]

  • 2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards

    The 2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards : Tue., May 2nd,  at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Every year, the Historic Districts Council celebrates New York’s brightest community preservationists with our Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The party will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th St, New York, […]

  • HDC’s Preservation School | Spring 2017

    Come learn the basics and then some about Historic Preservation- AIA Credit Available; 6:00-8:00pm The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the essentials of historic preservation. Whether you live in a historic district, serve on your local community board or just want to learn about the built […]

  • Open to the Public – Making Our Story Heard! Conference Tours

    HDC will host five walking tours of a diverse range of neighborhoods and sites on weekends in April Conference Program More Information about the 2017 Conference Sunday, April 2, 3:00PM                Behind-the-Scenes Tour of King Manor Join us for a tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice […]

  • Preservation in the News

    How a Mott Haven Man Tries to Preserve His Neighborhood Brooks said some of his neighbors, who have lived in their homes since the 1950s and 1960s, paid $16,000 to $18,000 for their property, and have no mortgage. And Brooks wants these people to stay. “I noticed there was always an interest in what’s new, […]

  • 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 […]

  • East Midtown Rezoning- List of Designated Buildings

    Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the Citicorp Center, 601 Lexington Avenue in East Midtown on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate 11 buildings in East Midtown on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Minnie E. […]

  • Landmarks Lion 2012

    Preservation and the Presidency

    The protection and preservation of our shared built environment is – and must be – a shared civil right for all (Continue Reading) A Message From Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of HDC   November 15, 2016 Dear Friends and Allies, The 2016 presidential election has shaken the entire country. As things […]

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