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    Preservation in the News

    City Planning appoints inaugural COO After the Department of City Planning pledged earlier this year to streamline operations at the agency, it has created and filled a position specifically for that purpose. Jon Kaufman, a former partner at consulting firm Bain & Co., was appointed the agency’s first chief operating officer Wednesday. While Mr. Kaufman [...]

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    Preservation School

    Head back to school with HDC 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 want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide [...]

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    Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre

    Join HDC for a tour of the beautiful Loew’s Valencia Theatre.               Saturday, October 4, 2014  11:30 AM Following last year’s successful tour of the Loew’s United Palace Theatre on 175th Street, we are venturing into the grand opulence of another historic movie house, this time in Jamaica, Queens. [...]

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    Landmarks Lion Award 2014- Andrew Scott Dolkart

    Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony & Dinner Honoring Andrew Scott Dolkart Date : November 19, 2014 Time: 6 PM Location: India House, 1 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004  The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, will present its annual LANDMARKS LION AWARD on November 19 to Andrew Scott Dolkart , the James Marston Fitch Professor of Historic Preservation [...]

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    Doreen Gallo: DUMBO

    Voices from the Neighborhood   BROOKLYN Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance Interviewed October 7, 2010, by Susan Hopper, HDC board member ——————————————————————————————————— How did you get started with preservation? In 1997, a developer proposed a plan to develop the DUMBO interbridge area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. I organized a waterfront subcommittee of the [...]

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    Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

    The demolition of the Dakota Stables 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 [...]

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    Six to Celebrate Tours 2014

      For full information about these tours go to our Six to Celebrate website by clicking here  All tours are $5 for friends, students and seniors/ $10 for non-friends Atlantic Avenue: SOLD OUT! View Pictures of the Atlantic Avenue Tour        Forest Close/Forest Hills: SOLD OUT!! View Pictures of the Forest Close Tour  [...]

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    2013 Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

    Getting Cabin Fever from the Winter Weather? 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 about the Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Each [...]

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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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