Short Film Screening: Duffield Street Abolitionist Home

From Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance & Friends of 227 Abolitionist Place: The Duffield Street advocates have already accomplished what was thought impossible. We prevented the Abolitionist homes in Downtown Brooklyn from being destroyed. The next step is even harder, because it’s not as “dramatic” or “news-worthy.” We need to build, and not prevent destruction. […]

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Learn about DOB with the MAS in the early AM

Join MAS for a Briefing and Discussion of DOB’s New Development Challenge Process   On February 2, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Buildings Commissioner LiMandri announced a new DOB proposal to make diagrams of proposed new buildings or major enlargements available online.  Accompanying this will be a new 30-day formal public challenge period.  A public hearing […]

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New York State Proposes Sales Tax on Preservation Projects

From The New York Landmarks Conservancy A proposed change to the New York State Tax Law would harm preservation and increase sales tax on preservation projects by narrowing the definition of “capital improvements” on buildings.  The new language would limit the definition to apply only to projects that constitute “new construction, or a new addition […]

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Tonight! The Fort Greene Screening of “Some Place Like Home”

THE FORT GREENE SCREENING OF SOME PLACE LIKE HOME: The Fight Against Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn A film by FUREE. Narrated by Kevin Powell. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church 85 South Oxford Place (Enter at the Lafayette Avenue) Fort Greene, Brooklyn Doors: 6:30 p.m. Screening: 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Laurie Cumbo […]

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Preservation by Prevention: Care and Maintenance of Your Historic Building

From the Trust for Architectural Easements: ——- Preservation by Prevention Water is the Enemy of Historic Buildings Welcome to Preservation by Prevention, the newest e-newsletter of the Trust for Architectural Easements. If you would like to send comments or suggestions regarding this issue, future installments, or you would like to unsubscribe from this mailing, please […]

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New City Councilmembers Positions on Preservation

3 win City Council seats in special election THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 2:39 AM Voters chose three new City Council members Tuesday night in a special election, two from vacant districts in Queens and one from Staten Island. Julissa Ferreras won in the 21st Council District and Eric Ulrich won in the 32nd […]

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Special Election for City Council Tomorrow – what do they think about preservation?

Tomorrow is the special election for three City Council seats, District 49 on Staten Island and Districts 21 and 32 in Queens. Last week, as part of our League of Preservation Voters initiative, HDC held two candidate forums, questioning candidates on preservation and development issues and giving constituents a chance to voice concerns for their […]

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East Village Trivia Night!

Hosted by the East Village History Project: This month, Trivia Night will be in honor of Women’s History Month — all questions will be about the incredible women in Lower East Side history. Friday, March 13, 2009 6:00pm (sharp if you want to participate)-7:00pm $6 min. donation (this is a EVHP/FAB fund raiser) East Village […]

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Learn about our civic past and plan our civic future!

Pre-Conference Panels & Lectures As Part of HDC’s 15th Annual Preservation Conference Communities & Cornices: Preservation in a Political World Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Civic Pride: New York City’s Government Centers, Past and Present 6:00pm, The New Church, 114 East 35th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Manhattan  This lecture will examine several of New […]

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Stimulus Funds Must Not Be Used to Bail Out Atlantic Yards

From Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn: Community’s Open Letter to Governor Paterson Says: Stimulus Funds Must Not Be Used to Bail Out Atlantic Yards BROOKLYN, NY (February 19, 2008) – A unified and diverse coalition of clergy members and community, good government and political organizations, sent a letter today to Governor Paterson and the State’s “Stimulus […]

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