New Tool to Help Track Landmarks at City Council

From Councilmember Brad Lander: I am writing to you to let you know about a brand-new service my office is starting to help keep those interested in Landmarks designation informed about the City Council portion of the process. As you know, the City Council reviews the designation of landmarks and historic districts after their review by the […]

LPC to Hear Modernist Bank Interior Tomorrow!

In mid-October, a coalition of concerned historic preservation groups joined together in a last-ditch effort to implore the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to act with haste to landmark the interior of one of 20th century Modernism’s most-perfectly-realized transparent buildings––Manufacturers Trust (a.k.a. Manufacturers Hanover Trust), designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings and Merrill. […]

Thought-Provoking Lectures from Pratt

LECTURE SERIES Reception 5:30; Lecture 6:00; Q+A 7:00 Pratt Manhattan Campus 144 West 14th Street, New York Room 213 (Unless otherwise noted) RSVP World Heritage Sites, Global Climate Change and Social Conflict February 4, 2011 Examining the profound global challenges of climate change and social inequality that confront preservation in the 21st century. With […]

Tour New York with Joyce Gold: Spring Tour Schedule

Joyce Gold History Tours of New YorkSPRING 2011 SCHEDULED WALKING TOURS   Email: Website: Phone: (212) 242-5762 ……………………………………………………………..  Fee is $15/person; $12 for 62+. Tour length – 2 hrs March 13, Sunday At 1 Pm  Irish Hell’s Kitchen Meet: Ninth Ave. & W 43RD St. Southeast Corner. March 19, Saturday At 1 Pm                         […]

Upcoming HDC-sponsored Programs in February

February 10: Historic Preservation and the Livable City Book Talk On Thursday, February 10th at 6:30pm, Historic Districts Council and Neighborhood Preservation Center will be hosting a conversation with Eric W. Allison on his new book, Historic Preservation and the Livable City (link to PDF) now available on Amazon.  For more information, please email […]

HDC 40th Birthday Bash a Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at Bohemian National Hall to celebrate 40 years of advocacy, education and great events! Special thanks go out to HDC board president Leo Blackman and board chair emeritus Anthony C. Wood for their lively remarks. We would also like to recognize LPC Chair Robert Tierney and Councilmembers […]

Rally to save 35 Cooper Square!

 Where: 35 Cooper Square, between East Fifth & Sixth Streets on the Bowery When: 4:30pm, Friday, January 28 Who: HDC, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, City Lore, East 5th Street Block Association, 6th and 7th Street Block Association, East Village Community Coalition, Friends of NoHo, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, […]

Councilmember Rosie Mendez Stands Up for Preservation

From GVSHP (and we couldn’t agree more): In an unfortunate development, yesterday the City Council voted to strip landmark designation from the historic Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Hall in Queens. This is the fourth time in the last several years that the Council has voted to remove landmark status from a historic property designated by the […]

What have you been up to since 1971?

HDC IS 40! Come celebrate 40 years of campaigns, meetings, parties and programs with the Historic Districts Council! Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6-8pm, remarks at 7pm Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street Between First and Second Avenues Manhattan $40 per person – a dollar for every year of accomplishment Pay at the door or […]

January 18, 2011

LPC Docket Number: 114239 Brooklyn, Block: 1165, Lot: 17 268 Park Place – Prospect Heights Historic District A Renaissance Revival style rowhouse with Romanesque Revival style elements designed by William H. Reynolds and built c. 1897. Application is to install rooftop skylights and solar panels, alter the areaway and modify rear façade. HDC Testimony HDC […]

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