Introducing the Panelists for this year’s Preservation Conference!

Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:00AM to 1:00PM New York Law School (185 West Broadway, Manhattan)   Panel #1: AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HOW IT WORKS WITH HISTORIC PRESERVATION   As one of the de Blasio administration’s major priorities, affordable housing is a key focus of present land-use planning and decision-making. The Mayor’s Housing New York plan has […]

Gale Brewer to Keynote HDC’s Annual Preservation Conference!

Join HDC at the Opening Night of its 22nd Annual Preservation Conference!   Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will deliver the keynote address at this year’s conference, entitled “Preservation and the Progressive Agenda: Framing the Conversation,” on Friday, March 4, at 6:00pm. As a leader in New York City’s civic affairs and a longtime participant […]

Category: conference · Tags:

“Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?”

Cocktails and conversation with President Dan Allen and Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the official agency which regulates how historic buildings are treated, but the LPC can only regulate the specifics of proposals. What about the choices underlying proposals – in other words, just because something is […]

Category: Program & Events · Tags:

HDC@LPC Testimony for LPC Public Meeting on February 16, 2016

Item 2 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 174568- Block 249, lot 1- 100 Clinton Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District A neo-Classical style office building designed by Burke and Olsen and built in 1923. Application is to construct a rooftop addition and to install a rooftop fence, new infill, signage, flagpoles and a marquee. […]

Category: HDC@LPC · Tags:

New Yorkers against ZQA

Everyone listed below has expressed their opposition to ZQA/MIH To read HDC’s statement click here / To send a letter to City Council expressing your opposition to ZQA/MIH click here   Manhattan Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12 (8 and 10 took no action ) Brooklyn Community Boards 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 Bronx Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 Queens Community Boards 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,( 10 took no […]

Category: Upzoning · Tags:

LPC Backlog 95 Decisions: Feb 23!!

LANDMARKS COMMISSION TO ACT ON 95 BACKLOG PROPERTIES Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Decisions on the 95 backlog items will be made on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (One Centre Street, 9th Floor). Plan to attend and help HDC fill the room to show support for these potential NYC Landmarks.  This public meeting is the […]

2016 Six to Celebrate Launch Party

2016 Six to Celebrate Launch Party- January 28th, 6 pm, South Street Seaport Museum’s Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. Introducing the 2016 Six to Celebrate! Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period. To honor our new Six […]

Moving Fast: ZQA/MIH at City Council Feb 9&10!

A wholesale upzoning of all five boroughs is a handout to developers.  This is the last step before a vote. Please join HDC in speaking up on Feb. 9 & 10! Tell City Council that New Yorkers deserve affordable housing without upzoning the entire city. They have the power to make these decisions, but need to […]

Historic Districts Council Statement to NYC City Council on ZQA/MIH

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We represent over 500 neighborhood-based groups dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with property owners, Community Boards, City Planning and elected officials to enact appropriate zoning in order to better protect […]

Category: Upzoning · Tags:

Public Shut Out from CPC’s Public Hearing on ZQA/MIH

Were you left outside, too? The Historic Districts Council, NY Landmarks Conservancy, MAS, Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmark West!, and the Society for the Architecture of the City were unable to testify at the City Planning Commission’s public hearing for ZQA/MIH this morning because the room was at capacity by 9:15 am–the hearing commenced at 9:00 am. By 10:30 am, […]

Category: Upzoning · Tags:

About Us

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

Contact Us

Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 614-9107
Fax: (212) 614-9127
E-mail: hdc@hdc.org

Donate Now

Become a Friend of HDC! Your donation helps preserve, improve, and celebrate the places that make New York great.

Join Our Mailing List

Receive updates on programs, events, action alerts, and our Landmarks Preservation Commission testimony.