Six To Celebrate- Gowanus

Linda Mariano is the voice of preservation in her neighborhood of Gowanus. Linda is the co-founder of a local non-profit which centers on community preservation and has been successful in receiving two grants in the past year, one from the National Trust and the other from the Preservation Fund for New York City that will […]

HDC Statement on Zone Green Text Amendment

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Regarding the Proposed Zone Green Text Amendment Being Considered by City Council, Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee April, 24th, 2012 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. HDC’s mission is to protect designated landmarks and historic districts as well as neighborhoods meriting preservation.  As […]

February 21,2012

Item 5BINDING REPORT BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 128066- Block 921, lot 1- Sunset Park – Sunset Play Center, Individual Landmark A complex, including a bath house, pools, bleachers, filter house, perimeter walls, fencing, and paving, designed by Herbert Magoon, lead architect, and consulting architects Aymer Embury II, Henry Ahrens and others and built in 1934-1936. Application […]

DNAinfo reports on the battle for 240 Columbus Avenue bas relief mural

UPPER WEST SIDE — Almost two years after wealthy Central Park West residents thwarted his dream of opening a wine bar in their neighborhood, would-be restaurateur Greg Hunt is battling another formidable Upper West Side foe — preservationists. Groups including Landmark West and the Historic Districts Council are rallying against Hunt’s plan to tear down a roughly 40-year-old […]

Help Save the Long Island Coignet Building

–Gowans, Brooklyn– Help Save the Long Island Coignet Building After years of planning and discussion, Whole Foods is finally moving on its proposed first supermarket in Brooklyn on Third Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus. As part of this plan, they intend to restore (and hopefully re-use) the long-neglected landmark New York and Long Island […]

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Battle for Bryant Park

A Post-Preservation Conference Program… The Battle of Bryant Park, 25 Years On:  A Discussion with Anthony Tung. Thursday, March 8, 6:00pm at theNeighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street. On January 8, 1987, The New York Times reported: “A four-year-old plan to build a restaurant behind the New York Public Library has been dealt a surprising setback, […]

Help Save The Bialystoker Home!

  Friends of the Bialystoker Home urgently needs your help to protect the historic Bialystoker Home for the Aged, threatened by development.   We know there is a serious buyer and hear that a sale is about to happen.  The Bialystoker Board has hired a Public Relations firm to influence elected officials and the media.  We […]

Learn about the New York State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Title: Learn about the New York State Historic Rehabilitation Tax CreditLocation: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) 62 Mott Street, Manhattan – Between Canal & Bayard StreetsDescription: Invited Speakers: Council member Margaret Chin Council District 1, Manhattan Beth Cummings, Historic Sites Restoration Coordinator Sloane Bullough, Historic Preservation Specialist New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and […]

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January 24, 2012

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 126503- Block 214, lot 15- 12 Middagh Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District A 19th century carriage house. Application is to alter the ground floor. HDC is opposed to this application to alter the ground floor as it would greatly affect the building and turn a 19th-century […]

February 7, 2012

Item 6 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 126822- Block 194, lot 28- 52-54 Lispenard Street – TriBeCa East Historic District An Italianate style store and loft building, built in 1866-68 and an Italianate style store and loft building with Second Empire elements, built in 1867-68 and altered in 1937 by the removal of the […]

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