Annual Preservation Conference’s Afternoon Sessions: A Focus on “Identifying and Partnering with Diverse Populations”

On Saturday,  March 6,  in a panel moderated by HDC Board Member Franny Eberhart, Jane Cowan, Byron Saunders, and Valery Jean offered new ways preservationists could develop programs to reach out to diverse communities. “You have to decide how your program will be funded, schedule visits, prepare lesson plans, prepare a budget, decide who will […]

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Hidden Treasures: The Preservation Conference’s Walking Tours

Some wanted to better understand their heritage.  Others wanted to learn more about the city’s dazzling architecture. On Sunday, March 7, for a variety of reasons, New Yorkers  flocked to the 16th Annual Preservation Conference’s walking tours. Victoria Hofmo, founder of the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, led a “A Walk Through Norwegian Brooklyn: Lapskaus Boulevard” […]

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Murray Hill House Tour

 OPEN HOUSE MURRAY HILL  To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, the Preservation & Design Committee will hold a home and building tour on June 13 from 12-5.  Tour includes gorgeous town homes, apartments, artists studios, the Amateur Comedy Club and Sniffen Court, the Morgan Library, The Williams Club and a […]

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South Side of Ellis Island Endangered Again

From The New York Landmarks Conservancy The New York Landmarks Conservancy has been involved in efforts to restore the South Side of Ellis Island since 1997. We did conditions reports on all the buildings of the former hospital complex located there; stabilized one of the buildings ourselves; garnered national and international publicity for the South […]

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March 16, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 105885 Manhattan, Block: 847, Lot: 16 873 Broadway – Ladies’ Mile Historic District LPC Docket Number: 105886 Manhattan, Block: 847, Lot: 7501 888 Broadway – Ladies’ Mile Historic District A second Empire Commercial style store and loft building designed by Griffith Thomas and built in 1868 and 1888. A Commercial Palace style […]

Help Landmark the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection at 59 East 2nd Street in the East Village

  On Tuesday, March 23rd, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a hearing on a proposal to landmark the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection at 59 East 2nd Street in the East Village.  The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the East Village Community Coalition first called upon the LPC […]

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Preservation Conference’s Morning Session: “New Landmarks: Modern, Vernacular and Cultural Sites”

Sometimes we become so used to the art around us that we forget that it is art.  Other times, we walk right past a landmark or building with little understanding of its cultural or historical significance. The Preservation Conference’s March 6 morning session explored the architecture we sometimes take for granted as moderator Francoise Bollack […]

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Austin, Nichols Rebirth

From the Daily News: Rent on Kent: Dose of authenticity at huge rental building drives biz on Williamsburg waterfront BY Jason Sheftell DAILY NEWS REAL ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Friday, March 12th 2010, 8:57 AM Davies for News Converted building at 184 Kent Ave Davies for News Interior of a converted building at 184 Kent Ave   […]

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March 9, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 087843 Brooklyn, Block: 211, Lot: 39 55 Middagh Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District A Federal style frame house built c.1820. Application is to alter the front façade, rebuild a stoop, raise and alter the roofline, install dormers, and construct a rear yard addition. HDC Testimony Built circa 1820, this Federal style […]

Protest the Groundbreaking of Atlantic Yards

Thursday, March 11. 12:30pm  What: Two Groundbreakings to Protest Ratner’s Boondoggle Ceremony Who: Three foot tall bobblehead Bloomberg, Markowitz, Pataki, Spitzer, Paterson, Schumer, Cuomo, Prokhorov and Ratner Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn Where: Outside of Freddy’s Bar, 485 Dean Street (corner of 6th Avenue) When: Thursday, March 11. 12:30pm SHARP Project opponents should gather at Freddy’s to start the protest at 1pm.  Bring your […]

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