HDC@LPC Testimony for LPC Hearing on November 10, 2015

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Bronx 175413- Block 5807, lot 639- 4520 Waldo Avenue – Fieldston Historic District A neo-Colonial style house built circa 1933-38. Application is to demolish the garage, construct additions, and alter the façade. This modest house reflects its time—developed in a picturesque style the 1930s determined by the strict […]

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HDC@LPC Testimony for LPC Hearing on November 24, 2015

Item 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Brooklyn 173274- Block 208, lot 504- 8 Montague Terrace – Brooklyn Heights Historic District An Anglo-Italianate style rowhouse built C. 1861-79. Application is to alter masonry openings at the rear façade; modify an historic tea porch; install balconies, a cornice, roof railings, and HVAC equipment; and construct bulkheads […]

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A list of HDC’s upcoming events as well as our annual programs, and breaking preservation news.   Events: Preservation School–Working With Elected Officials – December 7, 2015 HDC is always busy, view our Past Events page to see what other evens we’ve held. Programs: Preservation School-2015-2016 Landmarks Lion 2015- Pride of Lions  –2014 Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places– […]

HDC Designation Testimony for Backlog95 Hearing – November 12, 2015

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission scheduled four “special hearings” this fall to consider 95 proposed landmarks that have been on the agency’s calendar for five years or more.  Back in November 2014, the LPC attempted to “de-calendar” all of these items, but since agreed to let the public weigh in.  Below is HDC’s testimony for […]

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Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

Historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years by gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), the principal lobbyist for […]

Continuing Education – Ornamental Light Fixtures

Thursday, November 5,2015 1:30 to 3:30 pm 310 Scholes St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 The Historic Districts Council will be touring Aurora Lampworks, a restoration company for historic lighting fixtures, ornamental metal work and ornamental glass work. Aurora was founded by Dawn Ladd, and has been in business serving the architectural, design, and restoration communities for 25 years. They […]

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HDC Designation Testimony for Backlog95 Hearing – November 5, 2015

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has scheduled four “special hearings” this fall to consider 95 proposed landmarks that have been on the agency’s calendar for five years or more.  Back in November 2014, the LPC attempted to “de-calendar” all of these items, but since agreed to let the public weigh in.  Below is HDC’s testimony […]

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Why City Council’s Proposed Bill Intro 775 is Detrimental to Landmarks

Update: Mayor de Blasio singed Intro 775-A into law on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Click here for more information on Intro 775-A Below is a memo in opposition to Intro 775, the bill which aims to halt landmarks designations.  There will be a hearing on Wednesday, September 9th at  11am in the City Council Chambers at […]

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