Manhattan: The Riverside-West End Extension I

The Riverside-West End Extension I The Riverside-West End Historic District was designated in 1989 and spans from roughly West 85th to West 95th Streets and Broadway to Riverside Drive. The district is comprised of harmonious groups of Renaissance and Georgian Revival rowhouses, pre- and post-WWI luxury apartment buildings designed in the Gothic, Renaissance, and Romanesque Revival styles, […]

Digital Image Library:Brooklyn: Park Place

Park Place Park Place is comprised of 13 modest Romanesque style rowhouses constructed circa 1894 with richly ornamented façades and Queen Anne style details. The houses are made of brick, sandstone and terra cotta and were designed as a group with alternating façade layouts and flat, round- and triangle-gabled roofs, and is outstanding for its […]

Statement on the Riverside-West End Historic District Extension I

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing March 22, 2011 Item 7 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN, LP 2463 PROPOSED RIVERSIDE DRIVE-WEST END HISTORIC DISTRICT EXTENSION 1 The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council been impressed by LPC’s swift and generous […]

Statement on the Proposed Park Place Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Proposed Park Place Historic District October 26, 2010 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. In the course of fulfilling our mission, we are regularly contacted by community organizations who wish to gain preservation protection for […]

Statement on the Proposed East Village/Lower East Side Historic District

June 26, 2012 Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the Designation of the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  HDC has long been an advocate for preserving the East Village and Lower East Side, and we […]

E-BULLETIN: Preservation Action

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2012, Volume 9, Number 3 Say No to the NYU Expansion Plan  Join HDC, NYU Faculty against the Sexton Plan, GVSHP and many other preservation groups this Friday, June 29 for a rally on the steps of City Hall at 8:30 am and the City Council public hearing […]

HDC@LPC – June 26, 2012

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130180- Block 530, lot 7504- 50 Bond Street – NoHo Historic District A Classical Revival style store and loft building designed by Cleverdon and Putzel and built in 1896-97. Application is to alter a roof deck. While the proposal is to alter a roof deck, the walls […]

Landmarks Lion 2012 Honoring Roberta Brandes Gratz

2012 Landmarks Lion Award Recipient: Roberta Brandes Gratz  Historic Districts Council Honors Roberta Brandes Gratz as Landmarks Lion Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROBERTA CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INVITATION

Art Deco/ WPA design in Isham and Inwood Hill Parks

A slide lecture ending in a walking tour with Pat Courtney.  Take a look at the Art Deco/WPA era design and structures in both parks.  Learn of the designers discovered during the process of the study for potential historic districts in Inwood which was selected in 2011 as one of the inaugural “Six to Celebrate” […]

HDC@LPC Testimony June 19, 2012

Item 29 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130104- Block 829, lot 36- 236-238 5th Avenue – Madison Square North Historic District A Beaux-Arts style loft building designs by Buchman and Fox and built in 1906-1907. Application is to legalize the installation of windows without LPC permits. HDC finds that the windows are not up […]

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