New Bowery History Exhibit Opening on Houston Street

The Preservation Diaries

On The Waterfront: All Shiny and New? Tuesday, October 26, 2010 The Preservation Diaries By Susan Kathryn Hefti Special to The Clyde Fitch Report When Henry Hudson sailed off course in 1609 — he had been hired by the Dutch to find a northeast passage to the Orient — his 3,000-mile detour revealed a […]

The Battle for Gotham: The Competing Legacies of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses

The Battle for Gotham: The Competing Legacies of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:00 p.m. Join famed urbanists and authors Roberta Brandes Gratz and Richard Sennett as they discuss the competing legacies of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs in contemporary New York City, and which model is better suited to stimulating […]

October 19, 2010

LPC Docket Number: 107610 Brooklyn, Block: 1961, Lot: 53 414 Waverly Avenue – Clinton Hill Historic District A vacant lot. Application is to construct a new building. HDC Testimony In general, HDC finds that this application for a new building is a successful one that obviously takes into account the materials, style, details, and building […]

Join DOCOMOMO for the Louis Sullivan Film Premiere

  New York Premiere Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture  Monday November 15 For the first time, the life and career of Louis Sullivan—prophet of the commercial skyscraper, pioneer of Modern architecture and acknowledged “master” to Frank Lloyd Wright—has been comprehensively brought to the screen. Following months of research that began in 2007, director […]

Sign Up to Demand Public Particpation in Community Planning

Westsiders for Public Particpation are circulating a petition to request the heads of the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council – to respect the right of Park West Village neighborhood residents to public participation in a decision that affects them directly and to respect the rule […]

Lecture on “Joseph Urban: The Urbane Architect”

 Wednesday, October 13, 6:00 – 8:30p.m. Joseph Urban: The Urbane Architect A lecture by John Loring Design Director Emeritus, Tiffany & Co., and author of Joseph Urban Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 523 535 West 114th Street A reception and exhibition viewing of Joseph Urban: The World as Theater will immediately follow in the Rare […]

Tours of Woodlawn Cemetery in October

Italian Heritage Tour of Woodlawn Sunday, October 17, 2:00 p.m. In partnership with the Uguaglianza Northeast Bronx Lodge #83 (Sons of Italy), Woodlawn is pleased to present a walking tour celebrating New York’s most famous and prominent Italians, including Fiorello LaGuardia, Congressman Vito Marcantonio, The Piccirilli Brothers (famous sculptors who carved some of the most […]

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Report on “The Future of Coney Island”

Coney Island Panel Discussion Recap Last Thursday’s panel discussion at CUNY was fascinating – and contained some critical perspectives on the future of Coney Island. Click here for a full report on our website, but here’s the highlights: Veteran developer David Malmuth argued that the key to Coney Island’s success is gaining control of critical […]

Explore Wall Street’s Secrets in New Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Explore Wall Street’s Secrets in New Walking Tour  PLACE:             Wall Street (start at newsstand outside 40 Wall Street, btwn Broad & William Sts) DATE:               Saturdays in October, starting Oct 9th TIME:                2–4:30 pm Autumn in New York: the best time of the year in the city. Time to see the fall foliage. Feel the crispness […]

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