Park Avenue Designated a Historic District

‘Upper Park Avenue Designated a Historic District’ DNAinfo By Lindsay Armstrong The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a 12-block stretch of the Upper East Side as the Park Avenue Historic District Tuesday after a push from local preservationists to protect the area. The 64-building area — bounded by East 79th Street to the south and East 91st Street to the north — […]

Testimonials from the Trades: The Value of Preservation

Testimonials on the Value of Preservation from the Trade   One of the arguments continually used against landmark protection is economic, that landmark designation stifles job creation.  We have been reaching out to actual practitioners who work on historic buildings, both protected and not, and here’s what they’re been saying. Click each quote to read […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Park Slope -Pictures

Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District for an entire new building, that doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of examples of modern additions and alterations to historic structures. Join tour leader Matt Postal as he highlights some of the contemporary responses […]

HDC@LPC – April 29, 2014

Item 2 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Queens 151939- Block 10102, lot 10- 162-24 Jamaica Avenue – Individual Landmark An Art Deco style department store designed by Allmendinger and Schlendorf and built in 1931. Application is to install signage and alter storefront. Given the generous detail and lovely palette of materials exhibited on this Art […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Brooklyn Heights-Pictures

Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Nearly 50 Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2pm Brooklyn Heights was the very first historic district in New York City, designated in 1965. In the decades since, this largely residential enclave has seen numerous additions and alterations to its diverse stock of row houses, distinguished churches and cultural landmarks. Join our […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-BAM-Pictures

Brooklyn Academy of Music as New Design Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11am Join HDC and 2013 HDC Landmarks Lion recipient Hugh Hardy, as we visit several Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) interiors and exteriors, which were renovated, restored and reused under the guidance of Hardy, an architect of many theatrical spaces. Attendees will see the award-winning […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Douglaston Pictures

Douglaston’s New Designs Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1pm The Douglaston Historic District is one of the preeminent examples of suburban-style housing with large, free-standing homes in a range of architectural styles. The houses are made more impressive by their sizable lots and mature greenery. The arcadian and expansive nature of the community has allowed for […]

Experience NYC In Multiple Mediums

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2014, Volume 11, Number 5 In this issue:  A New Landmark For Brooklyn !!  Life In Reel New York- HDC Film Series Murals of New York City Book Talk —————————————————————————————————— Brooklyn Is About To Get A New Landmark!! The City Council’s Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses […]

Murals of New York City: An Illustrated Book Talk

Join HDC for an Illustrated Book Talk Murals of New York City Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00 P.M. Collector’s Room in the Alexander Hamilton Custom House  ********* Suggested Donation $10 All attendees MUST RSVP prior to the talk. Space is very limited. Murals of New York, authored by Glenn Palmer-Smith and photographed by Joshua McHugh, […]

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The Tyranny of the Glass Boxes

New York Times  By: The Editorial Board West 57th Street is the epicenter of the luxury glass-box boom, in which the lovely old buildings that give New York character are being replaced by bland monoliths. Given that the commission is often all that stands between a neighborhood icon and a wrecking ball, it needs, at the very […]

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