Continuing Education Panel: Cast Iron New York

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present Cast Iron New York as part of a series of continuing education panels focusing on historic materials. These programs illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. Continuing Education Panel Cast Iron New York Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:30am Check-in and […]

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Manhattan Borough President’s Office Proposed Backlog Action Plan for the LPC

April 2, 2015 PROPOSED BACKLOG ACTION PLAN FOR THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION (LPC) Over the last year, my office has met with a number of stakeholders: New York Landmarks Conservancy, Historic Districts Council, Municipal Art Society, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmark West!, and the Real Estate Board […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 21, 2015

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below.   Item 3 32-11 Douglas Road – Douglaston Historic District 164552 – Block 8162, […]

Landmarks @ 50 Honoring Our Past Imagining Our Future- 2015 Conference Tours

Historic District Council 2015 Annual Preservation Conference Series Landmarks at 50: Honoring Our Past, Imagining Our Future March 2015   ~Tour Locations will be sent to registered participants a week prior to the tour~     Brooklyn Army Terminal: A Public Institution Transformed Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12PM Once the largest military supply base in […]

Simeon Bankoff: Taking the Context out of Contextual Zoning

City Land 04/14/2015 In March 2015, the City Planning Commission announced a proposal called Zoning for Affordability and Quality, which broadly calls for three principal changes in the current citywide zoning resolution. The plan proposes to change and enlarge definitions of senior housing to include more types of housing providers than currently permitted. It also proposes […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 14, 2015

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below.   Item 2 212 Fifth Avenue – Madison Square North Historic District 166089 – […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 7, 2015

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below.   Item 1 – Research Department BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, STONE AVENUE BRANCH 581 Stone […]

Letter from 26 Elected Officials to Chair Weisbrod in responce to the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment

March 25, 2015 Carl Weisbrod, Chair City Planning Commission 22 Reade Street New York, NY 10007 Re: Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment – CEQR No. 15DCP104Y Dear Chair Weisbrod: We write today to express our concerns with the proposed citywide text amendment entitled “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and the Draft Scope of […]

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