Friends of HDC Holiday Party and book talk and signing by Françoise Bollack, AIA

Join Us for a Friends of HDC Holiday Party with a book talk and signing by Françoise Bollack, AIA Wednesday, December 4th at 6 P.M. Knoll Showroom, 1330 Sixth Ave Celebrate the holidays in the beautiful mid-century ambiance of the Knoll showroom. The evening will feature architect and HDC board president Françoise Bollack discussing her recently […]

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Secret Lives Tour:Grand Central Terminal- 11-21-13

SECRET LIVES TOUR: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m- 1:00p.m. Join the Historic Districts Council for a Secret Lives Tour of Grand Central Terminal.  With the Terminal winding down from a year long centennial celebration, come explore the hallowed passageways, grand halls and the secret corners of this gorgeous architectural landmark. Designed by […]

E-BULLETIN-Lectures about NY, Walking tours of NY, Mapping NY, HDC has all NYC covered!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 7 Monday Morning Coffee Talk: Governors Island At A Crossroads: A Peek At Plans For The Island’s Future Monday, November 4th 8:30 AM – 10 AM FREE!   Governors Island, a rich and storied resource in the middle of New York Harbor, is at a […]

HDC@LPC October 29, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 143889- Block 1717, lot 152- 40 West 119th Street – Mount Morris Park Historic District A Queen Anne style rowhouse designed by G.A. Schellenger and built in 1891. Application is to construct a rear yard addition. HDC finds the proposed addition too tall for this row of […]

The Changing Face of SoHo – A Walking Tour with Matthew Postal

HDC’s 2014 conference “New Design + Old Places” Saturday, December 7th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Take a walk through the iconic streetscapes of NoHo and SoHo as our guide illuminates some of the contemporary responses to this rich commercial neighborhood of cast-iron and masonry structures. Attendees will look at new buildings, recent additions and […]

From Signs to Scenic Vistas: Aesthetic Regulation’s Unfinished Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2013 The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street) New York City RSVP to 6:30-8:30 p.m.  In 1913, the first step was taken in New York City to advance the then radical concept that a city could regulate aesthetics on the grounds of “public beauty.” This notion took the form of a […]

E-BULLETIN- Join Us on the 58th Floor of the Empire State Building!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 6 Landmarks Lions 2013 Hugh & Tiziana Hardy Join HDC for the Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony, Reception & Dinner Honoring Hugh & Tiziana Hardy Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:30pm At the Empire State Building This year’s event will take place in a private space […]

HDC@LPC October 22, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 143623- Block 1267, lot 32- 80-01- 80-09 35th Avenue – Jackson Heights Historic District A neo-Romanesque style apartment building designed by the Cohn Brothers and built in 1941. Application is to legalize the installation of a fence, entrance way and windows without LPC permit(s). HDC feels the […]

Old is New: Creative Approaches to Adaptive Reuse-A Walking Tour of the West Village

 “New Design+Old Places” Pre-Conference Tour October 27, 2013 at 1pm Led by: Françoise Bollack, HDC Board President and author of “Old Buildings – New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations”. A walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets shows the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village: from early, massive projects like the Federal Archives […]

E-BULLETIN- You can Tour, You can Hunt, You can Walk!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 Secret Lives Tour: United Palace Theater  Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 PM   Join HDC for a tour of the famed United Palace, led by Mike Fitelson, who oversees the Palace’s arts and cultural center. Originally known as Loew’s 175th Street Theater, the building was […]

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