DOT on Paving: Belgian Blocks will not be removed!

 Learn about Belgium block, cobble st A study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes   Last week, HDC released the first of its kind report about historic paving in New York City. First responding to our report, Crain’s released a story early Monday morning stating that the beloved Belgian blocks […]

Upper East Side City Council District 4 Candidates’ Forum

Come Meet the Canidates who are running for the City Council in District 4- Wednesday, August 30 Wednesday, August 30, 2017  6:30 pm House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street New York’s 51 City Council seats are up for election this year with party primaries on Tuesday, September 12th and the general election on Tuesday, November […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on August 15, 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 34-15 83rd Street – Jackson Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on August 8, 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. Research Department Public Hearing Item 1 86-02 Broadway – Old Saint James Episcopal Church […]

A Study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage

Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes Prepared for the Historic Districts Council Belgian block streets are still found in every corner of New York, sometimes paving an entire street or other times, only being revealed by some pavement which has worn off, revealing the roadbeds of the past. These streets are found both inside and outside of […]

City Council District 2 Candidates Forum

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Secret Lives Tour- Morgan Library

~~Secret Lives Tour of the landmarked Morgan Library & Museum with Deputy Director Brian Regan~~ 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street August 17, 2017 3:00 pm Pierpont Morgan’s 1906 library is among the great treasures of New York. Deputy Director Brian Regan will give an insider’s look at the Morgan’s splendid architecture, including the designated McKim, Mead […]

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