Six to Celebrate Tours – Fall 2018

Saturdays- Sept. 8 – Atlantic Avenue | Sept. 22 – Arthur Avenue | Sept. 29 – Corona-East Elmhurst After Washington Street: A Community Moves to Atlantic Avenue Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00AM This tour explores the reasons for the establishment of a new Syrian and Lebanese community in and around Brooklyn Heights, after once thriving in Manhattan’s Lower West Side. The history […]

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How do the Mayors stack up?

Setting the agenda for a new Landmarks Chair As regular readers are aware, Mayor de Blasio is currently on the hunt for a new Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. There is much discussion about the qualities a Landmarks Chair should posses:  demonstrable commitment to historic buildings, good understanding of city government, respect for the […]

Join HDC for the Landmarks Lion Award

Honoring:  Boston Valley Terra Cotta Friends of Terra Cotta Gladding, McBean  Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Wednesday, October 24, 2018- 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.      Purchase Tickets   Level of Support Donation Benefits Signature Sponsor $15,000 Table for 10, complimentary full-page color program journal ad, podium acknowledgment […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on August 7, 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. Public Meeting Item Item 2 381 West End Avenue – West End Collegiate Historic […]

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Historic Signs and Storefronts of Yorkville: Reminders of an Immigrant Enclave

Watch the tour online: View with Spanish translation below:   This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Additional support is provided by New York City Council Member Ben Kallos.          

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