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    Yorkville: A Celebration of Home

    $15  friends / members, $20 non-members To register, click here. Performance by the Czech puppetry demonstration with the Czech American Marionette Theatre Speakers include: Majda Kallab Whitaker – Independent scholar and cultural historian contributing to the development of the Dvořák Room at Bohemian National Hall, a Board Member of the Dvořák American Heritage Association and the Bohemian Benevolent & […]

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    Preservation in the News

    History in the taking! Landmarks OKs Park Slope Historic District expansion, but preservationists want more Brooklyn Paper: BY ANNA RUTH RAMOS “It took a long time but we’re pleased its finally happened,” said Simon Bankoff of preservation advocacy group the Historic Districts Council, which championed the plan primarily driven by the Park Slope Civic Council. […]

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    2016 Six to Celebrate Tours

    Yorkville/UES- May 15; Audubon Park – June 16; Crown Hts S. P1- June 23 Crown Hts S. P2- June 25   Go to our Six to Celebrate website for more information on our 2016 Six to Celebrate walking tours

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    2016 Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party

    2016 Grassroots Preservation Awards Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6pm Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery To register as a Co-Sponsor click here To purchase individual tickets click here

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    Broadening Our Coalition: Testimonials from the Trades

    Some assume that all unions oppose historic preservation. But nothing could be further from the truth. Historic preservation creates high-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. That’s just one of the many reasons that the Bricklayers Union chose to endorse our efforts in January of 2016. And it’s only the beginning. We‘ve spent the years reaching […]

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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 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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    Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

    Six to Celebrate walking tour brochures are now available for purchase, and as downloadable PDFs. Enjoy the beautiful spring 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 […]

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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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