The Historic Districts Council Presents
Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th
Street in Manhattan.
This events are free and open
to the public, reservations are required.
To RSVP for any and/or all talks, please call
212-614-9107 ext. 10 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 15th,
Defining an Historic District: Inwood, Manhattan
Presenters: Pat Courtney and Cole Thompson, Volunteers
for Isham Park
Inwood, at the very northern tip
of Manhattan, combines striking geography of hills and views with
notable architecture that includes significant Art-Deco apartment
buildings, Tudor Revival houses and unique features such as the
215th Street Steps, the Seaman-Drake Arch and the historic Isham
Park. However very little of the neighborhood’s historic
buildings are protected or even officially acknowledged. Pat Courtney
and Cole Thompson will discuss the development of Inwood and the
neighborhood’s efforts to preserve its unique geology, history
Monday, October 17, 6:00pm
Jackson Heights, Queens
Presenter: Daniel Karatzas, Jackson
Heights Beautification Group
Heights is New York City’s first planned neighborhood of
“garden apartments” and “garden homes”.
These airy, light-filled residences, combined with commercial
and institutional buildings, provided an attractive environment
for middle-class families to live in when it was developed in
the early 20th century, and it still does today. Hidden from public
view, many of the original interior courtyards remain treasured
gardens ordinarily accessible only to residents. Daniel Karatzas,
author of Jackson Heights: A Garden in the City, will present
the development history and JHBG’s campaign to extend the
“Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture
and Design Month New York City.” (Link to www.archtober.org.)
Monday, November 7, 6:00pm
Presenters: Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey,
The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood contains an
astonishing number of architecturally, historically and culturally
significant structures, including rowhouses, mansions, religious
buildings, and schools dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although there are currently two designated historic districts
in the area, the vast majority of Bedford Stuyvesant’s architectural
splendor is unprotected. The recently-formed Bedford Stuyvesant
Society for Historic Preservation, a coalition of concerned neighborhood
block associations, and the landmarks committee of Brooklyn Community
Board 3 are working to correct that and will be on hand to answer
questions about their campaign.
Tuesday, November 15, 6:30pm
The Bowery, Manhattan
Presenter: David Mulkins, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
The Bowery is one of Manhattan’s oldest
thoroughfares, stretching from Cooper Square to Chatham Square.
The area has a fascinatingly rich history, ranging from a fashionable
shopping and residential neighborhood at the end of the 18th century,
to a bustling center of dry goods, hardware and other specialty
stores, to an entertainment mecca and later the notorious “skid
row” in the 20th century. In recent years, the mix of historic
structures along the street has been threatened by high-rise development.
Reserve your place today!
To RSVP, please call 212-614-9107 ext. 10 or e-mail email@example.com.
Six to Celebrate is generously supported by
New York Community Trust.
Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours
is provided by New York City Councilmembers Inez Dickens, Daniel
Garodnick, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.