HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL

HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL     Tour of EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio   Tour of Loew’s Valencia Theatre Dear Friend, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law. That’s half a century of the City acknowledging that preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is vital to New York,  but just […]

Update from Professor Glaeser and Friends: Historic Preservation is bad for a city’s health.

In September, the National Bureau of Economic Research published Preserving History or Hindering Growth? The Heterogeneous Effects of Historic Districts on Local Housing Markets in New York City , a new working paper by economist Edward Glaeser of Harvard University and four co-authors: Vicki Been (now Commissioner of Housing, Preservation and Development in the De […]

HDC@LPC – December 16, 2014

Item 6   56-58 Warren Street – Tribeca South Historic District Extension   14-5913 – Block 136, Lot 12, Zoned M-15   Community District 1, Manhattan   CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS A Renaissance Revival style store and lofts building designed by Elians and James R. Brevoort and built in 1880-1881. Application to replace the sidewalk.   […]

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South Street Seaport CB1 Preservation Committee Statement of the Historic Districts Council

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Community Board 1 Manhattan December 10, 2014   The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts, individual landmarks and structures meriting preservation.  We thank you for this opportunity to voice our opinions on the future of the South Street Seaport, one of the […]

Continuing Education- The Shore Thing-12.9.2014

Join the Historic Districts Council for an encore of our most popular continuing education program The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings As a building ages, its structural integrity can weaken. Shoring practices play an imperative role in the safety and security of structures, both new and […]

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HDC@LPC – December 9, 2014

Proposed Central Ridgewood Historic District   PROPOSED FOR DESIGNATION Nine hundred and ninety buildings with various styles and various architects built in the early 20th century. HDC is pleased to note that the Landmarks Commission has scheduled a vote on the very large Central Ridgewood Historic District at tomorrow’s Public Hearing. The proposed 990-building historic […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Postpones Vote To Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration !!!

  E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 Landmarks Preservation Commission Postpones Vote To  Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration !!! HDC is thrilled to announce that the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will not be holding a hearing to remove 96 sites from landmark consideration on Tuesday, December 9th. We’ve said plenty […]

Breaking News: LPC Drops Plan to Reconsider Buildings

HDC is thrilled to announce that the New York City  Landmarks Preservation Commission will not be holding a hearing to remove 96 sites from landmark consideration on Tuesday, December 9. We’ve said plenty of times – nobody likes a backlog. HDC is committed to working with LPC to remedy this situation in a transparent, appropriate and equitable […]

Landmarks Preservation Commission Proposes To Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 As has been reported in The New York Times, DNAinfo, Gothamist, The New York Post, CBS News and elsewhere, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has announced an Administrative Action to “de-calendar” 94 proposed Individual Landmarks and 2 proposed Historic Districts from […]

Taming Manhattan: An Illustrated Book Talk

Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City An Illustrated Book Talk   Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Updated Time!   6:30 PM   Updated Location! Silver Center at New York University 100 Washington Square East, Room 300 (Entrance on Waverly Place)             Join former HDC staffer and Portland State University Professor […]

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