The Bungalows of Rockaway to Air on Channel 21

Dear friends, The Bungalows of Rockaway  will screen, uninterrupted, on WLIW/21, Long Island public television: Thur. Aug 4, 7 pm Sat. Aug 6th, 3 pm If you’ve not seen it yet, I hope you can catch it! all best, Jennifer Callahan Director

Historic Districts Without Terra-Cotta Street Signs: A Survey

The following correction appeared in today’s New York Times: “NEW YORK A picture on Tuesday with an article about neighborhoods’ long wait for historic district street signs was published in error. (It was also published in error on Sept. 30, 2007, with an article about a proposed historic-district designation for Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park.) The […]

August 2, 2011

BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN Proposed designation of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District HDC is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak in support of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. The architectural splendor of this remarkable Brooklyn neighborhood speaks for itself. It is one of New York City’s richest and most remarkable collections of 19th-century […]

The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium is an American and International icon, situated in the earliest planned garden community countrywide, the Forest Hills Gardens. The Stadium embodies firsts in tennis, music, architectural, and social history, and was referred to as the “World Capital of Tennis.” Designed by award-winning public building architect Kenneth M. Murchison, and built […]

Barbizon Hotel to become a landmark?

From DNA info: LOWER MANHATTAN — A campaign to protect the former Barbizon Hotel for Women reached the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday. The Upper East Side building, located at 140 E. 63rd St., was built in 1927 as a residence for single women looking to begin careers in the Big Apple. Up-and-coming stars Grace […]

Bedford-Stuyvesant Aims for Landmark Status

From Crain’s New York: Nearly two decades after it was first floated, a proposal to designate a small slice of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn as a historic district finally appears to be getting somewhere. For some, the development comes not a moment too soon. “Many people stop me on the streets and ask, ‘What’s taking so […] Executiv Director Simeon Bankoff talks to PIX 11 N Executiv Director Simeon Bankoff talks to PIX 11 News about the lack of terra-cotta historic district street signs.  

Channel 11 Covers Missing Historic District Street Signs

  HDC’s Simeon Bankoff talks to WPIX’s Stephanie Tsoflias about the lack of terra-cotta historic district street signs in some of New York’s designated historic districts.    

Regarding the Proposed East Village Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before Manhattan Community Board Three Regarding the Proposed Designation of the Lower East Side/East Village Historic District July 26, 2011 Good evening, I am Simeon Bankoff, executive director of the Historic Districts Council. HDC is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We work with community groups throughout […]

Forgotten New York Tours Maspeth!

On Sunday, July 31st, NHS Vice President Kevin Walsh will lead a walking tour of Maspeth.  Tour is starting early to beat the heat!  Meet Kevin at LIRR concourse at Woodside Station at 10:30am OR at Hamilton Place and Jay Avenue at 11am if you live in the area.  Tour route is here.  Cost is $20 […]

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