Historic Buildings Under Brooklyn Bridge In Peril From Neglect

Tragically, there currently exists a situation in the Fulton Ferry Landing Historic District which highlights the very real need for more education and awareness of how to care for historic buildings. For several years, community residents have been watching as the three Greek Revival buildings built between 1836-1839 at 11-15 Old Fulton Street have grown […]

The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings

Attention all architects! This is your chance to learn more about shoring and stabilization of historic buildings directly from experts in the field and earn continuing education credits for your participation! Tuesday September 28, 2010 9:00am-1:00pm Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America 20 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues New York, NY […]

Calls for a Queens TV/movie trail

The third installment of the Queens Heritage Quest series appears in today’s New York Daily News. This installment includes three stories and a photo gallery. Please click the links below for the stories: Calls for a Queens TV/movie trail Potential “Seinfeld” tour of Queens Borough Hall supports Ghost Sign Trail Photo Gallery: Queens TV/movie Trail For […]

Walking Tours of Staten Island

The Staten Island Museum invites you to attend: The History of Staten Island: Walk Tottenville! Saturday, September 4th, 11:00 a.m. $15/$10 members. A fact filled outing featuring Staten Island’s southern most community. Business and industry, important personalities, architecture, educational endeavors, maritime activities, historic preservation, religious institutions, and more will be featured. Discover this special area […]

Monday Morning Coffee Talks Return – Learn About Architectural Plans

Monday, September 13: Reading, Understanding and Presenting Architectural Drawings with Laura Heim, architect and president of the American Institute of Architects, Queens Chapter 8:30am, Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan  Proposing alterations and new construction in historic neighborhoods is a complex process which has to account for a variety of concerns. To reach […]

Coney Island News & Weekend Walking Tour

Coney Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal Coney Island historian Michael Immerso published an op-ed last Thursday.  In it, he explains the significance of New York State’s determination of eligibility awarded to the Coney Island Historic District and discusses the importance of preserving and reusing Coney Island’s historic structures in order to redevelop the area […]

Help the NYS Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Contact Governor Paterson! Urge him to “Sign Senate Bill S. 7556” In June, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation designed to bolster NYS Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit projects by bringing new private investment to these efforts.   This legislation, which would allow banks and insurance companies to apply New York State Rehabilitation Tax […]

News from GVSHP: 3rd/4th Avenue Rezoning Hearing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezoning of the 3rd and 4th Avenue corridors, between 13th and 9th Streets. The rezoning proposal comes after years of efforts by GVSHP, neighbors, Community Board 3, and Councilmember Rosie Mendez to change the outdated and inadequate zoning for the area which […]

Twilight Walking Tour (no, not vampires)

Thursday, August 26@ 7pm Sacred Sites Lower East Side Walking Tour Find sanctuary in the city. Visit synagogues, churches and temples encompassing 200 years of religious life in America, from early structures built by wealthy English landowners to houses of worship encompassing the Jewish, African American, Italian, Hispanic and Chinese immigrant experience. This event is […]

Daily News Series on Queens History

Last week, the New York Daily News debuted a new series on Queens history: Queens Heritage Quest Check out the first installment on the RCA Exhibit Building from the 1939 World’s Fair. RCA Exhibit Building Miss Television Wants Historic Signage No Shortage of RCA Artifacts for Potential Exhibits Photo Gallery: RCA Exhibit Building Today, the second […]

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