• 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 […]

  • Sculpture in Gotham – Book talk with Michele Bogart

    Join HDC, NYPAP and the J.M. Kaplan Fund for a FREE book signing and reception 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. The J.M. Kaplan Fund 71 West 23rd Street, 9th Floor Join HDC and NYPAP at the J.M. Kaplan Fund for a book talk with author Michele Bogart. Ms. Bogart’s book Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban […]

  • Six to Celebrate Tours – Spring 2018

    STC Tours – Spring 2018 –Elmhurst, Queens; Coney Island;, Brooklyn;Lower West Side, Manhattan     RAIN DATE- Saturday, JUNE 2, 12:00PM                         Elmhurst, Queens Discover Elmhurst’s beginnings as an English settlement called Middleburgh (366 years ago), its ties to the American Revolution, its transformation into the town of Newtown, the multi-cultural community it is today and everything […]

  • 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 […]

  • Preservation School: Spring 2018

    Join us for the spring 2018 series : Making a Strong Case for a Historic District – Wed. evenings in May Join us for the spring 2018 series: Making a Strong Case for a Historic District   The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a […]

  • 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 […]

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