E-BULLETIN- Tours Galore!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 5    Madison Square North Preservation Walk & Talk Friday, August 9, 2013 Tour 5 p.m. Refreshments 6 p.m.   Join HDC on a FREE tour of the Madison Square North Historic District. It’s hot out and we need things to keep us happy (or we might […]

E-BULLETIN – In 1988, Steven Spinola President of REBNY said the same thing he said last week; and we’re the ones against change?

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 4     REBNY’s 50-Year War on Landmarks You may have noticed that the Real Estate Board of New York have been making some noise lately about how much of Lower Manhattan has landmark protection. This is really no surprise to anyone who has […]

Madison Square North Preservation Walk & Talk

Tour SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! Madison Square North Walking Tour Friday, August 9, 2013 Refreshments 6 p.m. Join HDC on a FREE tour of the Madison Square North Historic District. It’s hot out and we need things to keep us happy so we don’t curse the sun gods, so come have fun and learn some history. For […]

HDC@LPC – July 23, 2013

Designation Items Item 1 LP – 2551 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN STEINWAY & SONS RECEPTION ROOM & HALLWAY, FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR, 109-113 West 57th Street Steinway & Sons moved to their Warren & Wetmore designed headquarters in 1925.  Joining other musical and artistic neighbors such as the American Fine Arts Society Building, the American Piano Company’s […]

New Market Building is Place Matters building of the month!

Place Matters names the New Market Building as building of the month Dear Friends, The New Market Building, the original site of the Fulton Fish Market along the East River, lays empty today. Activist groups have worked over the last few decades to restore the market to its former importance as part of a revitalization of […]

E-BULLETIN- NYU Expansion Plan Goes to Court; Carnegie Libraries are sad, will you help them?

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 3   TOMORROW!!!! Thursday, July 18 10:30AM Case Against NYU 2031 to have its day in Court Please join HDC at 111 Centre Street (between White and Leonard Streets), Room 574 on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m to show support for the legal challenge to […]

HDC@LPC July 16, 2013

Item 20 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 141713- Block 11221, lot 77- 205 Columbus Avenue – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District A neo-Grec style flats building designed by Hubert & Pirsson and built in 1886-87. Application is to replace storefront infill and install signage. HDC finds the proposed, all glass storefront too […]

E-bulletin-Six To Celebrate Events

Check out all the great upcoming events hosted by HDC’s Six To Celebrate groups: Bronx Parks 125, Sunset Park Landmarks Committee, and LESPI  ————————————————————————   FRIDAY, JULY 12 • All You Need Is Love, 6 pm  Pelham Bay Park* Middletown Road and Stadium Ave, just east of Bruckner Expy. The BAE’s Electronic Mosholu Crash – […]

E-BULLETIN- Lawsuits, Court Days, and a new Historic District!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 1   UPDATE ON PROTEST OVER LIBRARY SELL-OFFS AND CLOSINGS The Central Library Plan has had preservationist and scholars outraged for several months now but the reality of the situation is finally coming to light and New Yorkers are not happy. The reality is […]

The Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries

Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries: The Historic Districts Council recognizes New York’s public library systems as one of the city’s most important resources. Each branch is an anchor in its community and is where countless generations of New Yorkers have been nurtured and enabled to flourish, regardless of their personal economic or social circumstances. […]

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