‘Preservation is Sustainability’ Panel — Nov. 12

Sustainability doesn’t mean starting from scratch. Buzzwords like “greenscape,” “lo-energy” or “LEED” can enthuse and confuse owners of older buildings, leaving them unsure how to maintain their properties, or under the impression that “green” building is only for new construction. Sustainability also triggers a wide range of questions, from the broad policy implications of re-using […]

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Midcentury Home in Austin Designed by First African-American Architect in Texas

Elegant Midcentury Modern House Traces History to Texas’ First Black Architect from The Statesman You know when you see it: The Philips House is something special. In 1964, most high-end modern houses were custom-designed for the western hills. But this one, named for businesswoman Della Philips, the original owner, was custom-designed for its East Austin […]

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Who’s Governing Governors Island?

From the Governors Island Alliance Who’s Governing Governors Island? Mayor Bloomberg sent a delegation to Community Board 1 in Manhattan in September to renew his pitch for control of Governors Island, pledging to commit the funds needed to keep the Island open and to move forward with the Park and Open Space Plan.  The proposition […]

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Historic Wood Windows Program on Staten Island

Historic Wood Windows Program  On Saturday, December 5, 2009, 2:00-4:00 P.M., the Preservation League of Staten Island  will host a talk on historic wood windows. The program will be led by Russell Powell, President of Island  Housewrights, and Don DeFilIo, a member of the firm. They will discuss the history and evolution of wood windows […]

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Preserve West End! Community Meeting 10/29

The Future Of West End Avenue: Sponsored by WEPS: West End Preservation Society Show your support for the proposed West End Avenue Historic District by attending an important and informative community meeting! Thursday, October 29, 2009 7-9pm PS 75 Emily Dickinson School Auditorium 735 West End Avenue, between W 95th and W 96th Streets Invited […]

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October 20, 2009

LPC Docket Number: 102420 Queens, Block: 8041, Lot: 55 103 Arleigh Road – Douglaston Historic District A freestanding Colonial Revival style house designed by Robert Gilbert and built in 1924. Application is to legalize the replacement of windows, a balustrade, and driveway post, and the construction of a retaining wall without LPC permits. HDC Testimony […]

Updates from the Lower East Side History Project

From the Lower East Side  History Project New! LES Article Database You want history? You got history. We are accumulating an unprecedented article-base which, when complete, will contain just about anything you need to know about the Lower East Side over the last 1,000 years. You can browse and comment on articles, and even listen […]

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New Architecture in Historic Districts Forum

Context/Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts Inaugural Forum  Wednesday, 10/21/2009, 6:00-8:00pm RSVP Where: The Great Hall, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 7 East 7th Street Introduction: Commissioner Robert B. Tierney Moderator: Suzanne Stephens Panelists: Hugh Hardy, FAIA Richard Meier, FAIA Peter Pennoyer, AIA Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA Sponsored by: New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation CES: […]

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November 2: Monday Morning Coffee Talk w/ NYC’s Parks Department!

Monday Morning Coffee Talk with John Krawchuk, Director of Historic Preservation, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation November 2, 2009 8:30am Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan Join HDC for our November Coffee Talk and learn about an important component of caring for our City’s parks. John Krawchuk, Director of the […]

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City Council To Discuss Park Conservancies

From 250+ Friends of Parks What: Public Hearing on Pproposed Intro. No.1083-A, “A local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring local representation on park conservancies.”  When: Friday, October 30th at 11 am  Where: Committee Room at City Hall  Who: You to support/oppose/comment on this bill […]

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