HDC Preservation Conference Press Release

February 23, 2011                                                        Contact: Simeon Bankoff, 212-614-9107 ext. 12 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL’S 40 YEARS PRESERVING NEW YORK’S HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS MARCH 4-6, 2011 Weekend activities include Kickoff Reception, Panels, Presentations and Walking Tours   NEW YORK –  The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, celebrates 40 years […]

HDC Conference Press Release

February 23, 2011                                               Contact: Simeon Bankoff, 212-614-9107 ext. 12   CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL’S 40 YEARS PRESERVING NEW YORK’S HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS MARCH 4-6, 2011 Weekend activities include Kickoff Reception, Panels, Presentations and Walking Tours   NEW YORK –  The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, celebrates 40 years of […]

Brooklyn Historical Society

1905. This photograph shows the first automobile that was designed to give tours throughout the metropolitan area.

A Historical Sleeper, on So Many Levels

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/realestate/20streetscapes.html?_r=1 LAST fall the Landmarks Preservation Commission extended the Upper East Side Historic District to include an odd, gangly patch mostly between Lexington and Third Avenues in the 60s and 70s. Enlarge This Image Chang W. Lee/The New York Times 160 East 72nd Street was built by a Gould scion who took the 20-room triplex […]

Staten Island designation

February 1, the Landmarks Commission designated a church and three cottages in the Sandy Ground section of Staten Island, settled by freed African Americans in the 1830s. Barred from making a living in Maryland, black oystermen fled to Sandy Ground, where they could not only work but own property.

Candle Light Vigil for 35 Cooper Square, Tuesday 2/22 @ 5:30pm

The Battle for Historic Districts: Brooklyn Heights and Beyond

February 22: The Battle for Historic Districts: Brooklyn Heights and Beyond World Monuments Fund (350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412, New York, NY 10118).  February 22nd, 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Join the Historic Districts Council and the New York Preservation Archive Project for a celebration of Martin Schneider’s new book on the struggle to protect Brooklyn Heights […]

The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and Grandeur

The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and GrandeurFrom back cover: Originally part of a Lenape trail running the entire length of Manhattan Island, the Bowery has become one of the most notorious thoroughfares in America. Developed in stages by the Dutch, British and then Americans, this stretch of street has continually risen from its […]

HDC Conference

http://hdc.org/Conference2011.htm •Opening Reception:March 4th, $30.00 for Friends, seniors, and students,$35.00 for Non-friends, see below for details. •Preservation Conference:March 5th $35.00 for Friends and seniors,$45.00 for Non-Friends; includes a box lunch. Students with valid school ID will be admitted free of charge;lunch not included. See below for details. •Tours:March 6th – Highbridge; Ridgewood; Wallabout; Sniffen Court […]

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