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    Annual Preservation Conference ‘Preservation and the Progressive Agenda’

    Keynote Speech and Opening Night Reception, March 4, 2016 | Conference Panels, March  5, 2016   Keynote Speech and Opening Night Reception, March 4, 2016 Friends / Students / Seniors $30 – General Admission $40 Click here to register    Conference Panels, March  5, 2016 Friends / Seniors $25 -General Admission $35 – Students Free Click […]

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    “Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?”

    Cocktails and conversation with President Dan Allen and Executive Director Simeon Bankoff- Free Cocktails and conversation with President Dan Allen and Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the official agency which regulates how historic buildings are treated, but the LPC can only regulate the specifics of proposals. What […]

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    The Case of ZQA’s “Missing” Environmental Impact Statement

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– A letter from Christabel Gough answers some of our questions about ZQA/MIH’s Environmental Impact Statement Last week we were scratching our heads at Gale Brewer’s hearing: where was the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for all these controversial zoning proposals?  That document was going to explain the impact of the Mayor’s zoning ideas on all […]

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    Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

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

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    Preservation in the News

     Preservationist titan Otis Pearsall opposes the landmarking of Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Daily Eagle By:Lore Croghan The renowned preservationist told the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) at a hearing Thursday that officials at the celebrated 19th-Century cemetery do an outstanding job of caring for the historic 478-acre graveyard. He questioned whether it would be a wise […]

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    Preservation School 2016

    School’s in session — will we see you there? | Join us for classes each month from September to June 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, sit on your local community board or just […]

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    Deserving but not Designated: Brooklyn

    Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation. These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character. HDC’s […]

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    2014 Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

    Enjoy the beautiful summer weather with our Six to Celebrate walking tour brochures ! Take a Literary Tour of New York’s Neighborhoods! Walking Tour Brochures are now available for purchase, and as downloadable PDFs. For the past three years the Historic Districts Council has been producing these beautiful brochures complete with historic and contemporary information […]

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    The Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries

    Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries: The Historic Districts Council recognizes New York’s public library systems as one of the city’s most important resources. Each branch is an anchor in its community and is where countless generations of New Yorkers have been nurtured and enabled to flourish, regardless of their personal economic or social circumstances. […]

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