HDC@LPC Testimony: October 1, 2013

Item 8 BINDING REPORT BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130918- Block 1920, lot 26- 103 West 135th Street – New York Public Library, Schomburg Collection, Individual Landmark A neo-Classical style library building designed by Charles McKim of McKim, Mead & White and built in 1904. Application is to install rooftop mechanical equipment. The ivy on the side […]

E-BULLETIN: Would you like education? Would you like fun? Come to an HDC event!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 6   Monday Morning Coffee Talk: 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 October 7: The role of community activism and advocacy in affecting “good” government The Citizens Union of the City of New York isa […]

Monday Morning Coffee Talk- Fall / Winter 2013

First Monday of Every Month 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 As part of our Neighborhood Partners Program, HDC is pleased to announce the fall 2013 series of Monday Morning Coffee Talks.  This free monthly discussion series examines some of the most common questions asked by community […]

Secret Lives Tour: The New Governors Island

Governors Island Tour October 9th  2:30 pm Governors Island is closed to the public until next Spring. Fear not because HDC will take you on an exclusive tour of the ongoing construction for the $250 million project on Governors Island. The ‘new Governors Island’ which is now in phase 1 of the multi-phase project will […]

HDC@LPC September 24, 2013

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 126478- Block 7900, lot 5- 7484 Amboy Road – James and Lucinda Bedell House, Individual Landmark A free-standing Second-Empire style residence built c. 1869-74. Application is to demolish existing additions and construct a new addition, install new paving, cellar access and mechanical equipment in the yard, […]

E-BULLETIN – Fall is Full of Fun!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 4 Lower East Side Preservation Initiative: Solving the Tenement Puzzle Dispelling Myths and Misperceptions of an Architectural Vernacular Wednesday, September 25th 6:30PM The tenement building is perhaps New York City’s – and certainly the Lower East Side’s – most characteristic structure. Tenements present a […]

E-BULLETIN- Aluminaire House doesn’t belong in Sunnyside, but what new buildings do belong in historic districts?

  E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 4 New/Old Housing Comes to Sunnyside Gardens? The largest proposal in the history of the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District on the agenda to be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, October 15. (It is on the agency agenda for 9/24/13 but the […]

Aluminaire House-Proposal

The proposal for the Aluminaire  House was created by architects Michael Schwarting and Frances Campani. The proposal is to relocate the reconstructed Aluminaire house originally built in 1931 to a site in the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District.

Secret Lives Tour: United Palace Theater-2013

Secret Lives Tour: United Palace Theater Tuesday, October 22,2013 6:00pm HDC’s Secret Lives Tours highlight some of the most original and rarely-seen spaces in New York.  The series takes attendees inside unique and spectacular spaces in the city, both big and small, to learn about their purpose, history and preservation.  Join HDC for a tour […]

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HDC@LPC September 17, 2013

Item 2 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 138845- Block 1409, lot 69- 815 Park Avenue – Upper East Side Historic District A neo-Georgian style apartment building designed by W.L. Rouse and L.A. Goldstone and built in 1917. Application is to establish a master plan governing the future replacement of windows. 815 Park Avenue is […]

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