Six to Celebrate-The History and Endurance of New York City’s Carnegie and Branch Libraries- A Lecture

(images courtesy of NYPL and HDC)   Join the Historic Districts Council for a presentation on the history of New York City’s Carnegie and branch libraries and their endurance into the present. (at the very first Carnegie Library built in New York City!) Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:30 PM Yorkville Branch of the New York […]

Fall Line Up- Library Lecture, Book Talk, Call for 2015 Six to Celebrate Applications

   E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 In This Issue: The History and Endurance of New York City’s Carnegie and Branch Libraries Taming Manhattan: An Illustrated Book Talk Six to Celebrate 2015 Applications The History and Endurance of New York City’s Carnegie and Branch Libraries- A Lecture Wednesday, October […]

HDC@LPC – October 28, 2014

Item 1 PUBLIC HEARING ITEM Hawthorne Court Apartments, 215-37 to 215-43 43rd Avenue and 42-22 to 42-38 216th Street LP-2461 Landmark Site: Queens Block 6306, Lot 15 Community District 11 A Tudor Revival Style low-rise garden apartment complex designed in 1930-31 by Benjamin Braunstein. In the far edges of Queens where Bayside merges into Little […]

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Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries-Tremont Branch

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 In This Issue: • Six to Celebrate -Carnegie Library Tremont Branch • Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries —————————————————————— Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries Starting in 2009, HDC initiated a survey to document the existing Carnegie Libraries throughout New York City. We […]

Our Vanishing Legacy: A Screening

  Our Vanishing Legacy: A Screening   Tuesday, October 21, 2014  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / Screening at 7:00 p.m. / Short program at 7:30 p.m.   You are invited to a rare screening of Our Vanishing Legacy, the first prime-time broadcast advocating preservation efforts in New York City! First aired on WCBS-TV on September […]

HDC@LPC – October 21, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 155819- Block 76, lot 200- 1000A Richmond Terrace Building A, – Individual Landmark Historic District A Greek Revival style building designed by Richard Smyth and built in 1879-81. Application is to install banners and signage. The proposed aluminum signage is over-scaled and an excessive application to […]

Frick Expansion Correction

More about the Frick Expansion Last week, HDC issued a statement opposing the proposed expansion to The Frick Collection based on our concerns that the proposal would destroy the design intent of Thomas Hastings’ residential composition and John Russell Pope’s graceful museum transformation and create an institutional environment at the museum, which would be antithetical […]

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HDC @ LPC: Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion

Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion October 2014 In a city of superlatives, The Frick is unique. One of the last remaining Millionaire’s Row mansions of the Gilded Age, The Frick residence was designed from the beginning to become a museum. Henry Clay Frick stipulated in his will that his home become […]

Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre

Join HDC for a tour of the beautiful Loew’s Valencia Theatre.               Saturday, October 4, 2014  11:30 AM Following last year’s successful tour of the Loew’s United Palace Theatre on 175th Street, we are venturing into the grand opulence of another historic movie house, this time in Jamaica, Queens. […]

Movie Screening – before there was a Landmarks Law

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 In This Issue: Secret Lives Tour: The Loew’s Valencia- THIS SATURDAY October 4 Our Vanishing Legacy: A Screening Landmarks Lion Award- India House Spotlight Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre Saturday, October 4, 2014  11:30 AM Following last year’s successful tour of the Loew’s United […]

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