Blogging About Preservation’s Past

If you haven’t visited the Landmarks 45 website,, you’re missing a real treat. Anthony C. Wood,  President of the New York Preservation Archive Project and HDc Chair Emeritus, is writing a post by post history of near-past preservation efforts – ranging from the miracle of the Upper East Side designation to saving the Seguine […]

O’Donnell Condemns Columbia University as It Moves to Demolish Historic Rowhouses

O’Donnell Condemns Columbia University as It Moves to Demolish Historic Rowhouses University continues to ignore community’s pleas and misrepresents the history and condition of the West 115th Street buildings May 24th, 2010 Assembly Member O’Donnell has learned that Columbia University is following through on its threat to demolish three buildings that have been deemed historically […]

Upcoming Walking Tours of the Lower East Side

SUNDAYS, MAY 23 & 30 AT 2 PM Walk This Way! Take to the streets on our unique Lower East Side-Chinatown walking tours. Sunday, May 23 at 2 pm Gangster, Writer, Rabbi Gangster Big Jack Zelig, writer Sholem Aleichem and Rabbi Jacob Joseph all lived and died on the Lower East Side, and all three attracted […]

May 18, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 103866 Brooklyn, Block: 301, Lot: 29 274 Clinton Street – Cobble Hill Historic District An Italianate style row house constructed in 1864-67. Application is to construct a rear deck, modify window openings and alter the areaway. HDC Testimony While we approve of alterations to the areaway, HDC finds the proposed deck to […]

21st Annual Central Harlem Tour of Historic Homes, June 13th

21st Annual Central Harlem Tour of Historic Homes On Sunday, June 13 from 11am – 4pm, go peek inside a brownstone and explore what’s next for Harlem. Several homes, galleries and places of worship will open their doors to the public for the 21st annual Mount Morris Park self-guided tour. This year will also feature […]

Mondays are FREE at the Museum of the City of New York this May

The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is offering free admission every Monday this May! 10am-5pm. For complete list of exhibitions on view visit,

City of Merchants: Fundraiser for the establishment of a market downtown, May 22

N E W   A M S T E R D A M   M A R K E T C I T Y   O F  M E R C H A N T S S A T U R D A Y   M A Y   2 2,   2 0 1 0    Tickets $25 Friends […]

BAYfest is this weekend!

FREE FUN for all ages! Bayfest is Brooklyn’s biggest waterfront event and NYC’s only vendor-free street fair. Live Music * Amusement rides * Historic “Dreamland Bell” Cartoon characters * Coney Island Hospital Bloodmobile Arts ‘n’ crafts * FDNY displays on land & sea Sailing demos * Raffles & giveaways Now in its 19th year and […]

Lost Jazz at BMCC Tribeca PAC

BMCC Tribeca PAC’s Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary New York City jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration. Join BMCC Tribeca PAC for the first three Fridays in May as they pay homage to three more venerable jazz haunts of yesteryear and the […]

What The Heck is Preservalapagos?

Join us for a night of original music and fun at Galapagos Art Space, one of Brooklyn’s premier art/music spaces, located in the DUMBO Historic District. This eclectic evening of entertainment will feature four bands (including some familiar preservation faces!) and benefits three preservation advocacy groups: Historic Districts Council, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance and […]

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