New Research From HDC!

Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More) Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts. Until now. The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the […]

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Explore the Waldorf Astoria Before It’s Too Late- Self-guided tour

HDC and the Art Deco Society of New York invite you to explore the Art Deco splendor of the Waldorf Tuesday, September 27, 2016 301 Park Avenue (Meet at the Lexington Avenue entrance) View the self-guided tour  HDC and the Art Deco Society of New York are inviting you to tour around the Waldorf Astoria Hotel […]

Six to Celebrate 2017

Be one of HDC’s 2017 Six to Celebrate ! Applications are now being accepted, they are due Dec. 2nd   Preserve Your Neighborhood! Apply at www.6tocelebrate.org by December 2, 2016 Apply at www.6tocelebrate.org by December 2, 2016 Support is provided in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on Sept. 20, 2016

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 1093 Lorimer Street – Greenpoint Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

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HDC opposition to deed restriction lifting at One Chase Manhattan Plaza

The Historic Districts Council is writing in opposition to the proposed removal of the deed restriction at 28 Liberty Street, a.k.a. One Chase Manhattan Plaza. Where the Landmarks Preservation Commission has failed to exercise its powers and save this Modernist masterpiece, this safe guard of a deed restriction–if upheld–will preserve the architectural experience as it […]

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Preservation School 2016

Head back to school with HDC! The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the essentials of historic preservation. Whether you live in a historic district, serve on your local community board or just want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide […]

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HDC Statement on 339 West 29th Street aka Hopper-Gibbons House

HDC thanks Friends of LaMartine Place, our elected officials and our partner organizations for remaining in coalition for all of these years to preserve the Hopper-Gibbons house’s legacy. Our collective cause has brought us together once again in what is the latest attempt to legitimize the marring of history.   The persisting presence of the […]

Secret Lives Tour: The Gardens of Jackson Heights

Saturday, October 15, 2016 11 am Jackson Heights in Queens was the first Garden Community and continues to be the largest in the United States. These garden style apartments, detached and semi-detached houses were built as an answer to the crowded slums of Manhattan. The Queensboro Corporation successfully campaigned to have the subway extended through Jackson […]

HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony for September 13, 2016

Item 2 LP – 2575 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN EMPIRE STATE DAIRY COMPANY BUILDINGS, 2840 Atlantic Avenue Thank you for hearing public testimony today. HDC wishes to reiterate its support for the designation of the Empire State Dairy, and to thank the LPC for moving forward to consider this landmark-worthy complex. The buildings are threatened by […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on September 13, 2016

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 1 893 Broadway – Ladies’ Mile Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

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