Preservation Efforts Sidelined By Community Board Rules

Preservationists fight for historic P.S. 186 from the Columbia Spectator By Kim Kirschenbaum Published Friday 22 January 2010. Walter South is trying to save a historic building, but a complex bureaucracy is stopping him at every turn. South, chair of Community Board 9’s Landmarks & Preservation Committee, mobilized local residents this month to call for […]

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Hey New York, where did the fun go?

From David Freeland: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 6:30 PM “The Vanishing City: Losing the Fun,” Dixon Place Theater lounge, 161A Chrystie St. This is going to be a panel discussion related to issues of preservation and the city’s disappearing entertainment architecture, featuring myself (David Freeland) and three others: Andrew Dolkart of Columbia University (many of […]

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NYC Urbanism in China?

International Conference on Urbanism and Public Space Brought together Stakeholders and Officials from Hong Kong, Shanghai, and New York HONG KONG, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — A major conference entitled “Vertical Density, the Public Dimension: A Dialogue between Hong Kong – Shanghai – New York” was successfully held last Thursday and Friday in Hong Kong. City […]

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The Phantoms of Holden Caulfield’s Youth

The Clyde Fitch Report has launched The Preservation Diaries, a new online column about historic preservation issues, written by author, and co-chair of the preservation campaign to protect historic Marx Brothers Place in Carnegie Hill, Susan Kathryn Hefti. The column, published twice a month, will cover a wide range of preservation issues. Mercifully, a July 2009 […]

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Update on West End Avenue preservation efforts

From the West End Preservation Society: Some good news and an exhortation to keep making noise. THE NEWS: Late Thursday afternoon, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal called WEPS to tell us about a conversation she had had with LPC earlier that day. The conversation went as follows: LPC said that the Side Street Survey is complete. An […]

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Report on the MacDonough Street Calamity

This afternoon, HDC went to the Brooklyn Supreme Court to hear what’s going on with the damaged buildings in Stuyvesant Heights. At 5am on Wednesday morning,  the cellar party wall connecting 329 and 331 MacDonough Street in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District partially collapsed due to construction activity in the cellar of 329. Once the […]

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Questions for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

February 1, 2010: Questions for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development 8:30am, Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan  The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal developer of affordable housing in the nation. Since 1987, HPD has provided over $6.3 billion to […]

What We’ve Been Up To

As regular readers know, HDC is active in neighborhoods throughout the city, reviewing projects which affect historic properties and working with community groups who are fighting to preserve their neighborhoods. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gotten involved with projects in Greenwich Village, Park Slope, the Upper West Side, NoHo and City Island to name […]

HDC Co-Sponsored Program: The Row House Reborn by Andrew S. Dolkart

As a lead-in to the HDC Conference in March, HDC is co-sponsoring this lecture at the Museum of the City of New York. The lecture will take place on Monday, February 8th at 6:30pm. In the decades just before and after World War I, a group of architects, homeowners, and developers pioneered innovative and affordable […]

January 19, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 103725 Manhattan, Block: 530, Lot: 19 25 Great Jones – NoHo Historic District A partially constructed building. Application is to approve revisions to the design of the facades. HDC Testimony HDC finds 25 Great Jones Street to not only be inappropriate for the NoHo Historic District, but also an example of what […]

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