West Park Presbyterian Church Designation Affirmed By Council

Minutes after the rally, preservationists went into City Hall Chambers to listen to the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Uses vote to affirm the designation of West Park Presbyterian Church. The church received a positive vote from the Land Use Committee and the full City Council voted to affirm the designation, […]

Preservation Rally at City Hall Attended By Activists From Across the City

Despite the unfortunate weather, dozens of neighborhood activists from across New York City attended the rally for preservation at City Hall yesterday morning. Sheltered under the iconic colonnade, speakers from Coney Island, Mount Morris Park, Crown Heights North, Auburndale, Williamsburg, Addisleigh Park, the Grand Concourse, Victorian Flatbush and the Upper West Side spoke passionately about […]

Talks on the Lower East Side in the ’30s & ’40s AND Cornelius Vanderbilt!

Life on the Lower East Side: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950   With Rebecca Lepkoff, Peter Dans, and Suzanne Wasserman Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 PM Lepkoff navigated the streets of the Lower East Side in the 1930s and 1940s with camera in hand, capturing a vibrant, close-knit, and multiethnic community. Now 94 years young, […]

Blame It on Rothko

By Susan Kathryn Hefti Special to The Clyde Fitch Report ThePreservationDiaries@gmail.com In his Oct. 2, 1959 review of what would become one of New York City’s most radiant, enduring symbols of the power luncheon, venerable New York Times restaurant critic Craig Claiborne exalted the sublime delights of the Four Seasons’ herbed lobster parfait. He rhapsodized […]

Rally for Preservation on Wednesday, May 12

Rally for Preservation on Wednesday, May 12 WHAT:  Rally for Preservation WHEN: Wednesday, May 12th at 10am SHARP WHERE: City Hall Steps – 4,5,6, N or R Trains to City Hall. Noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said that “Preservationists are the only people in the world who are invariably confirmed in their wisdom after […]

Party with Preservationists! May 20 Preservation Party, featuring Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards

Party with Preservationists! HDC Preservation Party, featuring the 11th Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards Thursday, May 20, 2010, 6:00pm St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery Garden and Parish Hall  East 10th Street & Second Avenue $25/person $15/Friends of HDC (or with badge from the Rally), payable at the door E-mail hdc@hdc.org or call 212.614.9107 for more information. Each […]

Monday, June 7 Discussion: Preparing a National Register of Historic Places Nomination

 Monday, June 7: Preparing a National Register of Historic Places Nomination with Kathy Howe, Historic Preservation Program Analyst in the National Register and Survey Unit of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 8:30am, Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan Getting a building or neighborhood listed on the State […]

Preservationists Aren’t Going to Take It Anymore

Preservationists Aren’t Going to Take It Anymore By Eliot Brown The New York Observer May 7, 2010 | 4:06 p.m Following a series of articles and columns critical of over-landmarking, as well as pushback in an attempt to landmark a Presbyterian church on the Upper West Side, preservationists apparently aren’t happy to be slapped around. […]

Backyard Seminar May 14

Call to Action: Rally for Preservation on Wednesday, May 12

Call to Action: Rally for Preservation on Wednesday, May 12 For the past four years, HDC has helped organize a preservation day at City Hall that dozens of neighborhood preservationists have attended to show the strength of the preservation community. Through our efforts, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has grown in staff and has designated more properties […]

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