150 Years of LGBT History – By the Landmarks Preservation Commission

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(Why landmarks and historic districts are good for NYC!)   FICTION:Too much of the city is off limits to development and construction. FACT:Only 3.6% of NYC is protected by landmark designation. This means that 96.4% of the city is unrestricted by any landmarks regulation. FACT: The Landmarks Preservation Commission and its staff spend the vast majority […]

Continuing Education Program: Terra Cotta New York-post

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present the first in a series of continuing education panels which will focus on historic materials. These programs will illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. The first program is Terra Cotta New York     Architectural terra cotta is one […]

Pictures of Recent Historic Districts Council Events

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party The 2014 Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party was held on Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Grace Church. The recipients were Michael Perlman Beaumont Apartment Tenants Friends of First Avenue Estate Coalition Lola Finkelstein and the Multi-Board […]

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HDC@LPC – June 24, 2014

  Item 10 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 157594- Block 1111, lot 1- Central Park East 72nd Street Adventure Playground – Scenic Landmark A 1930s playground, redesigned by Richard Dattner and rebuilt in 1970, and adjoining landscaping, within an English Romantic style public park designed in 1856 by Olmsted and Vaux. Application is to […]

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2014 Graduate Thesis Presentations

On May 28, 2014 the Historic Districts Council hosted a graduate thesis presentation in the offices of the World Monument Fund in the Empire State Building. The call for proposals stated. 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 […]

Six To Celebrate Tour- Forest Close, Queens-Pictures

Forest Close, Queens Saturday, June 7, 2014 (WALKING TOUR) Led by architectural historian Barry Lewis, this walking tour will cover some of the highlights of Forest Hills, one of the city’s most beautiful suburban-style communities developed in the early 20th century. Featured on the tour is Forest Close, a nook of 38 neo-Tudor houses surrounding a communal […]

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Six To Celebrate Tours- Park Avenue, Manhattan-Pictures

Park Avenue, Manhattan Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (WALKING TOUR) After a years-long preservation campaign by a coalition of residents, activists and community groups, 2014 is Park Avenue’s year! In February, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held an important Historic District hearing to landmark Park Avenue’s unprotected blocks, and in April, the Commission voted to landmark the […]

Six To Celebrate Tours- Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn-Pictures

Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Saturday, June 14, 2014(WALKING TOUR) A commercial thoroughfare for more than one hundred years, Atlantic Avenue is a diverse retail and dining destination connecting the historic neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Join us as tour guide Joe Svehlak leads this walking tour between 4th Avenue and Hicks Street, discussing Atlantic Avenue’s […]

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HDC@LPC – June 17, 2014

  Item 4 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Bronx 157425- Block 5939, lot 395- 5288 Sycamore Avenue – Riverdale Historic District A house originally built in 1937 and altered in the Modern style by Alton L. Croft and Ludwig P. Bono in 1955. Application is to legalize the installation of a glass railing in non-compliance […]

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