E-BULLETIN-The League of Preservation Voters is Back; and Bed-Stuy has an extension!!


April 2013, Volume 10, Number 10


The League of Preservation Voters is Back!

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HDC is bringing back its successful League of Preservation Voters initiative for the 2013 elections. The program works to help communities and elected officials partner together to better preserve the historic resources that make each neighborhood unique. The League aims to engage both voters and candidates alike, to unify groups of community advocates, and to educate political candidates and newly elected officials about the importance of preserving New York City’s historic places, buildings and neighborhoods.

Is your community organization, block association, or civic group holding a candidate forum or submitting a candidate questionnaire related to the upcoming municipal elections? If so, let HDC help! HDC can help publicize and co-sponsor candidate forums, especially where landmarks, land use or other quality of life issues affecting historic neighborhoods will be featured. Contact us today and see how we can assist! In the next few weeks, HDC will be sending out our updated Preservation Platform and we encourage our Neighborhood Partners to sign on to the platform as well as using the main points of the platform as questions for candidate forums and questionnaires.

Call 212-614-9107 or email hdc@hdc.org to learn more.

*Please note that the League of Preservation Voters initiative is educational and nonpartisan.
The League and Historic Districts Council do not endorse any candidates for political office.


Congratulation to the New Historic District Extension!!!

Bedford-Stuyvesant/ Stuyvesant Heights Extension 

Designated April 16, 2013

278 to 290 Macon Street in Bedford-StuyvesanIt was a long time coming, but the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District Extension with approximately 825 buildings has been designated! Eighteen years after its first public hearing, the proposed district had a second hearing in August 2011 at which proud residents, elected officials, and preservation advocates packed the room with calls for landmarking.   HDC has been happy to work with the dedicated members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, a 2011 Six to Celebrate neighborhood, including Brooklyn Community Board 3, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Society for Historic Preservation, as well as numerous block associations and individuals. We continue to support them as they strive towards designation of further areas of the neighborhood including Bedford.  The weekend forecast looks nice, so why not go out and visit Bedford-Stuyvesant using our handy tour booklet?

278 to 290 Macon Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Photo Credit: NY Times article– Christopher D. Brazee/Landmarks Preservation Commission

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