Landmarks Lion 2012 – Roberta Brandes Gratz

 Historic Districts Council Honors Roberta Brandes Gratz as Landmarks Lion Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The Historic Districts Council, the citywide organization dedicated to preserving New York’s historic neighborhoods, will present its annual Landmarks Lion Award to advocate, author, journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz. Roberta is known for her deep knowledge […]

Six to Celebrate 2013 Launches, Learn About the Board of Standards & Appeals and other Fall Events

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2012, Volume 9, Number 4 ——————————————————————————————————- SEPTEMBER SECRET LIVES TOURS! JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT! The Secret Lives Tours Series take attendees inside some of the most unique and rarely-seen landmarked spaces in the city, both big and small, to learn about their history and preservation.   ONE […]

Brinckerhoff Cemetery Landmarked!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2012, Volume 9, Number 3 ——————————————————————————————————- BRINCKERHOFF LANDMARKED!   HDC is happy to report that the Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows, Queens was landmarked on Tuesday!  The cemetery, which dates back to at least 1730 and is the resting place of some of the area’s earliest settlers, joins […]

HDC@LPC – August 14, 2012

Item 8 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130009- Block 46, lot 3- 100 Broadway – American Surety Company Building, Individual Landmark A neo-Renaissance style office building designed by Bruce Price and built in 1894-96, and enlarged in the 1920s with additions designed by Herman Lee Meader. Application is to alter the façade and install […]

Summer & Fall Events

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2012, Volume 9, Number 2 ——————————————————————————————————- SEPTEMBER SECRET LIVES TOURS! The Secret Lives Tours Series take attendees inside some of the most unique and rarely-seen landmarked spaces in the city, both big and small, to learn about their history and preservation. Pomander Walk and Lotus Garden Thursday September […]

Coffee Talk: Navigating the Board of Standards and Appeals

With Christopher Collins, BSA Vice Chair Monday, September 10, 2012, 8:30am, FREE RSVP to bzay@hdc.org In New York City, one body has the power to grant exceptions to certain local building laws and regulations on a case-by-case basis: the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). Once granted, such special permissions, known as variances, provide building […]

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Secret Lives Tours: Pomander Walk and Lotus Garden

SOLD OUT! Thursday September 6th at 2 p.m. The Secret Lives Tours  highlight some of the most original and rarely-seen spaces in New York.   The series takes attendees inside unique and spectacular landmarked spaces in the city, both big and small, to learn about their history and preservation. The small and quaint structures that sit […]

Joint Meeting of the City Council Housing and Land Use Committees: HDC Testimony

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Joint Meeting of the City Council Housing and Land Use Committees May 2, 2012   The Historic Districts Council is a nonprofit community service organization that works with over 500 neighborhood groups to preserve New York City’s historic buildings and communities. Since 1971, we have worked with, for and […]

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HDC@LPC Testimony – August 7, 2012

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 129685- Block 149, lot 150- 39-38 47th Street – Sunnyside Gardens Historic District A brick rowhouse with Colonial Revival style details designed by Clarence Stein, Henry Wright and Frederick Ackerman and built in 1925. Application is to legalize the installation of a retaining wall at the front […]

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