Six to Celebrate 2012 Launch Party

                                     Wednesday, January 18, 20125:30pm-7:30pm Bowery Poetry Club308 Boweryat East First StreetManhattan $30 per person/ $20 Friends of HDC and Seniors

Open Spaces, Open Voices

OPEN SPACES, OPEN VOICES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM JEFFERSON MARKET COURTHOUSE, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCH LOCATED AT 425 6TH AVENUE IN MANHATTAN   Grab the mike and tell HDC about the urban open spaces that matter to you! In order to best represent local communities citywide, we want to know […]


  BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISERS   HDC’s small professional staff is directed by our dedicated Board of Directors & Advisers, whose members represent over two dozen historic neighborhoods and are drawn from the fields of architecture, education, history, marketing, law, design, public relations, journalism and community activism. HDC’s boardconsists of 20 to 25 people […]

Funding for HDC

Financing comes from grants by such government entities as the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Council as well as from private foundations, funds and corporations; from fund-raising events such as our annualLandmarks Lion Award; and from individual donations. More than 300 Friends of HDC contribute on a regular basis and participate in our […]

HDC’s Preservation Methods

As advocate for neighborhoods not designated but meriting protection, we advise community groups that come to us because they are seeking historic designation. An HDC staff member meets with them in their neighborhoods to talk about what designation means and advises them how to proceed. Later, a committee of HDC tours the proposed district on foot, taking […]

HDC Advocacy Methods

To further the preservation ethic, we create and sponsor educational forums for local communities, helping them learn and employ the techniques of neighborhood preservation. Historic preservation became policy largely because of citizen arousal over the demolition of such architectural icons as Pennsylvania Station, so an informed public is important for its continuing strength; we meet that […]

December 20, 2011

  Item 1 LP – 2202 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building, 360 Third Avenue Avenue, Tax Map Bock 987, Lot 7 HDC is opposed to the significant decrease proposed for the landmarked site of the New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building.  A five-foot “buffer zone” […]

2012 HDC Conference-The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces

HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL’S 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE:March 2-4, 2012 The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces The Historic Districts Council’s 2012 Preservation Conference will focus on significant open spaces and landscapes in New York City, including public parks, plazas, parkways, yards, planned communities and public housing. Participants will examine a variety of issues such as development […]

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks

The Historic Districts Council Presents Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks Location:The Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street in Manhattan. This events are free and open to the public, reservations are required. To RSVP for any and/or all talks, please call 212-614-9107 ext. 10 or e-mail Thursday, September 15th, 6:00pm Defining an Historic District: […]

About Six To Celebrate

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to announce a new annual advocacy program, “Six to Celebrate.” Each year, HDC will solicit submissions from neighborhood groups and individuals that feel their neighborhoods are worthy of preservation. The purpose of this program is to provide strategic help to the chosen neighborhood groups at a critical moment so that […]

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