Six to Celebrate Tours – Spring 2018

Final STC Tour of the Spring- Lower West Side: Downtown Manhattan’s Lost Neighborhood – June 16, 11:00AM          Saturday, June 16, 11:00AM                       Lower West Side: Downtown Manhattan’s Lost Neighborhood From the World Trade Center to the Battery west of Broadway, from the 1840s to the 1960s, existed a vibrant immigrant neighborhood.  First Irish and German, then […]

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STC Spanish Brochure Launch & Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt

RAIN DATE- June 16, 2018 – Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. | 2-5 p.m. Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem in honor of the release of the Spanish versions of our Yorkville and East Harlem walking tour brochures! Prizes will be awarded […]

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HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 24, 2018

Item 1 LP-2609 BOROUGH OF QUEENS FIREHOUSE, ENGINE COMPANIES 264 & 328, HOOK & LADDER 134, 16-15 Central Avenue HDC supports the designation of landmarks in Far Rockaway, a neighborhood that is severely underrepresented in the celebration of the city’s built heritage. A number of questions arose, however, as to why these two were chosen […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 24, 2018

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 35-25 87th Street – Jackson Heights Historic District  CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC@LPC – Designation Testimony – Coney Island Boardwalk & Central Harlem HD – April 17, 2018

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing April 17, 2018 Item 1 LP-2583 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN CONEY ISLAND (RIEGELMANN) BOARDWALK (Scenic Landmark) The Coney Island Boardwalk is arguably the most famous boardwalk on Earth and an obvious landmark. The Historic Districts Council strongly supports its designation as a New York City Scenic Landmark since by […]

Preservation School: Spring 2018

Join us for the spring 2018 series : Making a Strong Case for a Historic District – Wed. evenings in May Join us for the spring 2018 series: Making a Strong Case for a Historic District   The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 17, 2018

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 3 800 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn – Saint George’s Protestant Episcopal Church – […]

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Joint Letter Requesting the Withdrawal of the Proposed LPC Rules Changes

We urge the LPC to withdraw the proposed Rules Amendments, about which we have serious concerns READ PDF

HDC Statement: Central Harlem West 130-132 Streets Historic District

HDC is thrilled that a Central Harlem Historic District is moving forward for designation. These blocks are not only stunning and a portrait of the New York that the world knows and loves, but beyond their facades exists an incredible cultural history which shaped this city and the nation. Preserving these blocks offers a tangible […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 10, 2018

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 3 467 Tompkins Avenue – Manhattan Avenue Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

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