Want $150 Million per year for Preservation?

We need your help to voice your support for the Historic Preservation Fund today!  The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the CLEAR Act, a bill to address offshore oil and gas reforms following the oil well blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico which contains a provision to fully fund the Historic Preservation […]

July 27, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 110051 Manhattan, Block: 512, Lot: 7502 599 Broadway – SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District A commercial building designed by J. Odell Whitenach and built in 1917. Application is to install storefront infill and signage. HDC Testimony The proposed storefront infill is an improvement over the existing conditions at 599 Broadway, but there are […]

July 20, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 107888 Manhattan, Block: 587, Lot: 55 39 Barrow Street aka 70-72 7th Avenue South – Greenwich Village Historic District A rowhouse, originally built in 1828 altered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Application is to construct a stoop, modify masonry openings and the areaway, and install railings and a skylight. […]

Get Your Map of Historic Coney Island, While There’s Still Some Historic Buildings Left!

    Save Coney Island 2010 Map!     Dear Coney Island supporter, Save Coney Island is happy to announce the launch of our Map Project. This initiative is aimed at promoting all the attractions and businesses in Coney Island, enhancing visitors’ experience, and encouraging the recognition of Coney’s historic buildings as a heritage district. […]

Get Modern This Summer with DoCoMoMo

To purchase tickets for the Kahn Tour, $50 per person.    http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=2024 Questions: rsvp@docomomo-nytri.org

The Strike That Changed New York: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, the Politics of Education, & Race Relations in New York City

 THURSDAY • AUGUST 19 • 6:30 PM The Strike That Changed New York: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, the Politics of Education, & Race Relations in New York City In the fall of 1968, the United Federation of Teachers went on strike to protest the experiment in community controlled schools then underway in the city and centered in […]

Free Concert in Historic Bandshell, Tuesday July 20

105th Season of Naumburg Orchestral Concerts – 3rd Concert – Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 7:30 PM  Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park. WQXR’s Midge Woolsey shall guest announce the concert. Tuesday, 20 July, features Time for Three performing in the third Naumburg Orchestral Concert. Time for Three appears with Zachary De Pue & Nicolas […]

July 13, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 107784 Manhattan, Block: 822, Lot: 31 156 Fifth Avenue – Ladies’ Mile Historic District A neo-Romanesque style office building designed by Rowe and Baker and built in 1894-1895. Application is to install new storefront infill and create new masonry openings within the entrance portico. HDC Testimony The storefront proposed on the Fifth […]

Walking Tour of Historic Coney Island, July 17th

If you missed our first two historic walking tours, you’re in luck. You get another chance… The next one will be this Saturday. The guided tour will cover all the historic buildings along Surf Avenue, as well as some of Coney’s existing landmarks. Learn more about Coney Island’s rich history, the importance of preserving it, […]

Bed Stuy Landmark Meeting featuring Cranky Old Guy

Bed Stuy Landmark Meeting featuring Cranky Old Guy. “But what if I want my white vinyl windows?!” Cranky old guy just couldn’t let it go. Saturday’s meeting to address the landmarking of Bedford Corners was informative and interesting, but it was Cranky Old Guy who stole the show….at least for me. See also http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2010/07/landmarking_bed.php

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