Battle for Brooklyn Film and Atlantic Yards Panel Discussion

Atlantic Yards Film Screening and Panel Discussion Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6PM Brooklyn Lyceum 227 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215         On June 11 Bruce Ratner and Maryanne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner will receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society to honor their contributions to New York […]


 In This Issue: Grassroots Preservation Awards Invitation- June 4th  Grassroots Preservation Award Winners First Avenue Estate Hardship Denied! Graduate Thesis Presentations-  May 28th Secret Lives Tour- Roosevelt Island- June 10th  2014 Grassroots Preservation Awards     A native Forest Hills resident, Michael Perlman is the Chairman of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council. The Council works to preserve and commemorate […]

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HDC@LPC – May 20, 2014

  Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Brooklyn 155492- Block 2225, lot 42- 125 Heyward Street – Individual Landmark A Second Empire style building designed by James W. Naughton and built in 1888-89. Application is to modify the building entrance and construct additions. HDC feels that this grand structure demands a high standard for […]

Secret Lives Tour: Modernist Roosevelt Island

  Secret Lives Tour: Modernist Roosevelt Island Join the Historic Districts Council for an exciting tour of the modernist built Main Street and residential buildings of Roosevelt Island. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 AM   Roosevelt Island, the sliver of land that sits between Manhattan and Queens, once home to prisons, asylums and welfare facilities, […]

Graduate Thesis Presentations

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present an evening of recent work by graduate students in the field of historic preservation. As the only citywide voice for community-based preservation, the Historic Districts Council is eager to recognize graduate work that makes a contribution to historic preservation in New York City. The evening’s six presentations […]

De Blasio announces nomination for Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 De Blasio announces nomination for Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair This morning the Mayor’s choice for Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair was announced – architect and urban planner Meenakshi Srinivasan. Ms. Srinivasan, a native of India, has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from New Delhi’s […]

HDC is all about NYC

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 In This Issue: HDC Film Series Murals Of New York City Grassroots Preservation Awards Six to Celebrate Tours View this e-mail in your browser by clicking here —————————————————————————————————— Life in Reel New York: An HDC Film Series Join HDC and James Sanders for a […]

HDC@LPC – May 13, 2014

  Item 4 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 155592- Block 531, lot 45- 48 Great Jones Street – NoHo Extension Historic District A Renaissance Revivals style store and loft building designed by A. V. Porter and built in 1896-97. Application is to remove cast iron vault lights. In addition to providing sunlight for subterranean […]

New York Public Library Drops Plan to Destroy Book Stacks

Details for Renovations Still Unclear In a stunning turn-around on Wednesday, it was announced that the New York Public Library has abandoned the majority of the controversial Central Library Plan and would be retaining (and renovating) the Mid Manhattan Library building and not removing the integral book stacks which form the heart of the 42nd […]

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Build More Cells

Architect Magazine By Aaron Betsky It is not just a problem, in other words, of making space for the poor in New York. It is a case of looking at the ways in which space is arranged and used throughout the City, and coming up with ways to create a more pleasant living and working environment. […]

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