Last Chance to Save Preservation Tax Credit

The Governor and Senate and Assembly have separately proposed two NYS tax credit deferral programs, impacting 30 state tax credits, ranging from the rehabilitation (preservation) tax credit programs to the low income housing tax credit, green building tax credit, and brownfields programs, among others.   The most recent proposal from the NYS Assembly and Senate […]

Preservation Vs. Progress In Fight Over Harlem School

Preservation Vs. Progress In Fight Over Harlem School P.S. 186 hasn’t operated for decades, but opponents of a redevelopment plan say the structure’s historic façade is worth saving.

Columbia University Demolishes Historic Morningside Heights Houses

From the Committee to Preserve the Morningside Brownstones Contact:  Harry Schwartz, 212-666-2248, Nancy Nereo, 917-952-6064,  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DEMOLISHES HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN THE FACE OF UNITED OPPOSITION June 25, 2010. Impervious to the repeated requests of elected officials, community organizations and preservation groups, Columbia University is presently demolishing three important historic brownstones—numbers 408, 410 […]

June 22, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 108711 Manhattan, Block: 1385, Lot: 1 1 East 70th Street, Frick House – Individual Landmark,  Upper East Side Historic District A French Louis XVI style mansion designed by Carrere & Hastings, built in 1913-14 and altered by John Russell Pope in 1931-35. Application is to enclose a loggia. HDC Testimony HDC congratulates […]

No, I am NOT the Borough Historian

No, I am NOT the Borough Historian. By Jeffrey A. Kroessler I applied to be the borough historian of Queens because I thought, oddly enough, that the post should be held by an urban historian. After all, I earned a Ph.D. in urban history, and my dissertation was a history of Queens. I authored the […]

Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattans Lost Places of Leisure, Talk 6/22

JUNE 22 | 6:30 PM|DAVID FREELAND Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville:  Excavating Manhattans Lost Places of Leisure In Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure (2009), author David Freeland excavates the city’s cultural history and uncovers skeletons of New York’s lost monuments to its nightlife. With a keen eye for architectural detail, […]

The Bungalows of Rockaway: Film Screening at the Museum of the City of New York, 7/29

Thursday • July 29 • 6:30 PM The Bungalows of Rockaway: Film Screening at the Museum of the City of New York The New York City premiere of “The Bungalows of Rockaway,” a documentary that takes a modest subject — the small, affordable bungalows that once covered the Rockaway peninsula — and reveals larger themes of this singular story: working class leisure, public […]

Help Restore West Park Presbyterian Church; Fundraiser 6/23/10

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: FUNDRAISER FOR THE RENOVATION OF WEST PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.  Desserts provided. Location: The Community Room of the Belnord, enter at 225 West 86 Street, Manhattan, and you will be directed across the courtyard past the fountain to the entrance on Hall 5 where the Community […]

The Preservation Diaries

New York City’s Landmarks: Is it Really Just a House of Cards? Friday, June 11, 2010 The Preservation Diaries By Susan Kathryn Hefti Special to The Clyde Fitch Report In Stéphane Brizé’s new film, Mademoiselle Chambon, a rugged-looking builder, whose weathered face reads like a tourist map through the life of a man supporting […]

June 15, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 104900 Brooklyn, Block: 8502, Lot: 20 1940 East 36th Street – Hendrick I. Lott House, Individual Landmark A Dutch Colonial style wood-frame house built in 1800, incorporating a structure built in 1720. Application is to install fencing, alter circulation paths, construct outbuildings and a barrier-free access ramp. HDC Testimony HDC is thrilled […]

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