2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards- John J. Harvey Fireboat

  Architect and preservationist Huntley Gill likes to get people out onto the water. He is the Captain of the fireboat John J. Harvey, which he and a dedicated group of volunteers saved from the scrap yard. Launched in 1931, the fireboat served the City of New York and New York Harbor until she retired in […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on March 28, 2017

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 1 196 Guernsey Street – Greenpoint Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

Success For Loew’s 157 Theater!

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has officially endorsed the designation of the United Palace Theater! Update: Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has officially endorsed the designation of the Loew’s 175th aka United Palace Theater! At a press conference at the United Palace Theater, CM Rodriguez announced that he was in support of the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation. He said […]

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Cocktails and Conversation

1st Year Preservationist Student and HDC intern, Patrick Waldo Asks Simeon Bankoff EVERYTHING Cocktails and Conversation with Simeon Bankoff  and HDC’s new intern Patrick Waldo Friday, March 31st 6-8pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street NY, NY 10003 Ever want to sit down with HDC Executive Director Simeon Bankoff and pick his brain? We […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on March 14/21, 2016

Due to severe weather, the LPC’s March 14, 2017, Public Hearing was continued to March 21, 2017. HDC’s testimony for items on the March 14th calendar, posted below, will be read on March 21st. HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment […]

YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: THREE TOURS

Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at the immigrant history of the Upper East Side of Manhattan YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: Saturday, April 1 at 2:00PM Saturday, May 6 at 2:00PM Saturday, June 3 at 2:00PM   Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at a curiously under-recognized swatch of New […]

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2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards

The 2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards : Tue., May 2nd,  at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Every year, the Historic Districts Council celebrates New York’s brightest community preservationists with our Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The party will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th St, New York, […]

The Waldorf-Astoria Interiors Have Been Designated!

The Waldorf-Astoria has been calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission! Thank You!   View the self-guided tour  Update! DESIGNATED! Tuesday, March 7, 2017 The Waldorf-Astoria had a Public Hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 27, 2017. View our testimony The Waldorf-Astoria has been officially calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission!   2. 301 Park Avenue – Waldorf-Astoria […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on March 7, 2017

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 18-33 41st Street (Steinway House) Individual Landmark CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC’s Preservation School | Spring 2017

Come learn the basics and then some about Historic Preservation- AIA Credit Available; 6:00-8:00pm 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 […]

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