2014 Six to Celebrate Launch Party

  Please join the Historic Districts Council in welcoming the 2014 Six to Celebrate! Honor the accomplishments of outgoing participants and join in celebrating the new groups as they commence a year of preservation campaigns, advocacy efforts, educational outreach and fabulous events! Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The LGBT Community Center […]

Responding to Real Estate Board Disinformation

Last week CityLand published a Guest Commentary from Steven Spinola, President of REBNY.  Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council submitted this commentary in response: “Almost anywhere in the City could be exploited to make more money in the short-term.  Central Park would make someone a fortune as a parking lot, Lincoln Center would have […]

Help HDC Continue Our Work in 2014

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2013, Volume 10, Number 4 Help HDC Continue Our Work in 2014 HDC has had a very full year – public programs in every borough, fighting bad proposals at LPC and elsewhere, celebrating good projects and supporting community preservation campaigns throughout the city.  Next year looks to be […]

HDC@LPC December 17, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 137230- Block 149, lot 64- 39-56 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 replace a fence a the front yard. HDC is opposed […]

E-Bulletin-Earn AIA Credits At Our Continuing Education Panels

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2013, Volume 10, Number 3 Continuing Education: Working with Historic Buildings   It’s a Brick (House) Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Check-in and Continental Breakfast-9:00 AM Lecture- 9:15 AM-10:15 AM   Carl Doebley, a restoration specialist with Thornton Tomasetti,   will discuss the properties of historic bricks and mortars, typical problems that arise […]

HDC@LPC December 10, 2013

Item 4 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 137437- Block 1959, lot 13- 417 Clermont Avenue – Fort Greene Historic District An Italianate style rowhouse built c. 1866. Application is to replace windows and construct a rear yard addition. While the proposed rear yard addition may seem modest, in a garden core where only four […]

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E-Bulletin- Tour the Hidden Collections at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2013, Volume 10, Number 1    Monday Morning Coffee Talks: What’s Next for the Landmarks Preservation Commission in a New Administration? Monday, December 9th 8:30 AM – 10 AM FREE! With the results of the 2013 city government elections in, attention now turns toward what might happen next. The […]

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