HDC@LPC – Designation and Permit Testimony for Hearing on November 29, 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.   Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing November 29, 2016 Item 1 […]

Ask Governor Cuomo to prevent zoning immunity for MTA

An opportunity to repeal a provision that would allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to develop their properties without any local zoning or public review is nigh. Please call 518-474-8390 or click to tell the Governor to sign Senate Bill 8037 and Assembly Bill 10421. NYC has enough controversial development issues with our prescribed zoning. […]

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HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony for November 22, 2016

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing November 22, 2016   Item 1 LP – 2588 BOROUGH OF Manhattan UNITED NATIONS HOTEL, FIRST FLOOR INTERIORS, 1 and 2 United Nations Plaza HDC is thrilled that the Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering Roche and Dinkeloo’s United Nations Hotel post-modern interiors for landmark designation. Interior landmarks […]

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Pictures From the 2016 Landmarks Lion

Landmarks Lion 2016: Honoring Nancy Pearsall and Francis Morrone Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM at Battery Gardens

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Landmarks Lion 2012

Preservation and the Presidency

The protection and preservation of our shared built environment is – and must be – a shared civil right for all (Continue Reading) A Message From Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of HDC   November 15, 2016 Dear Friends and Allies, The 2016 presidential election has shaken the entire country. As things […]

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Free Monthly Land Use Clinics!

Do you have questions about creating landmarks and historic districts, working with the Landmarks Commission and Department of Buildings, or common zoning and land use issues? Join us for free monthly land use clinics on the second and third Thursdays of each month to get your questions answered! Call each Councilman’s office directly to reserve […]

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HDC@LPC Testimony for LPC Hearing on November 15, 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 – DESIGNATION TESTIMONY LP – 2137 BOROUGH OF QUEENS 143-11 (143-19) […]

DOB Stymies preservation of Christ Church

DOB Stymies preservation of Christ Church despite groundswell support of electeds, community In March 2015, HDC got a phone call from Brian Weber, a concerned resident. He informed HDC that Christ Church, located at 338 West 36th Street, was rapidly being demolished. The 1905 church was built by noted architects Parrish & Schroeder, but does […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for Public Hearing on November 1, 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 2 137 Hollywood Avenue – Douglaston Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #163663 […]

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