Stonewall Inn, Designation Testimony – June 23, 2015

  Item 1 Stonewall Inn, 51-53 Christopher Street, Manhattan LP-2574 Landmark Site: Manhattan Block 610, Lot 1 in part consisting of the land on which the buildings at 51-53 Christopher Street are situated Community District 2   HDC supports the designation of the Stonewall Inn as an Individual Landmark. While the structure itself is already […]

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HDC Announces the De-calendaring Items as a 2015 Six to Celebrate

Update:  The LPC has released  the dates of each of the hearings along with resources files and fact sheets. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has agreed to hold hearings for each property on the calendared list! This was first reported in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2015. HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution […]

URGENT: Proposed Riverside-West End Extension II On The Chopping Block By LPC !

                               Skulls indicate approximate locations of buildings to be removed by the LPC from the originally proposed Riverside-West End Extension II map boundaries, heard at LPC Public Hearing on Oct. 25, 2011.  June 18, 2015Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair New York City Landmarks […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on June 16, 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 1 178-15 Murdock Avenue – Addisleigh Park Historic District 144604 – Block […]

The Frick Collection Rethinks Its Expansion Plan

Last night, it was announced that the controversial plan to expand the landmark Frick Collection has been withdrawn by its Board of Trustees.  The Historic Districts Council vigorously opposed this plan, believing it to be a myopic solution which would compromise the museum’s unique character. We are very pleased that the leadership of the Frick Collection […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on June 2, 2015

Research Department Public Hearing Items Item 2 Henry and Susan McDonald House, 128 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn LP-2543 Landmark Site: Brooklyn Block 1887, Lot 82 Community District 2 ITEM FOR PUBLIC HEARING An Italianate frame house with Greek Revival style elements built in 1853-54. The Henry and Susan McDonald House is a charming building that instantly […]

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