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June 2012, Volume 9, Number 1

~Grassroots Awards a Rousing Success!~

Thank you everyone who joined us on Tuesday night for the Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards at the South Street Seaport Museum! Guests had a chance to explore sections of the museum which have been closed to the public for years – seriously, you really should visit and see what’s been done with the place – mingle with neighborhood activists from all five boroughs and honor our Grassroots Award winners.  We’ll be posting the official photos next week, but here are some candid photos to entertain you ‘til then.


~Old is Green! An Informational Seminar~

“Green and Sustainable Architecture for Historic and Landmarked Buildings”

Wednesday, June 20, 2012



Empire State Building- Leed Gold

Time and the elements add a patina to historic buildings and retaining the character of historic buildings is crucial to identifying their stories but age and wear can also undermine structural integrity and obscure architectural details which results in the need for necessary repairs. Additionally, new standards for energy conservation have come into wider usage, resulting in re-examinations of buildings’ energy systems and insulation. Combining sustainable design with preservation practices encourages the most sustainable of practices: working with a building that has already been built while also protecting the environment and promoting the quality of life through design.

Hear from experts who will present case studies of preservation projects and discuss new methods and materials used in sustainable and green architecture to get the answers to frequently-asked questions on these subjects. Attendees will come away with a new understanding of how green and sustainable architectural practices historic and landmark buildings is methodically approached, identified and carried out.

Presenters include:

  • NEW SPEAKER ADDED! William Neeley, Deputy Director of Preservation at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, will discuss the LPC and how it is incorporating sustainable design into its work
  • Christa E. Waring, LEED AP, Associate, Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen Architects

*Energy Code for NYSERDA & AIA

  • Jean Parker Phifer, FAIA, LEED, Thomas Phifer and Partners

*Historic Buildings of New York and Sustainability Practices

  • Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture + Planning PLLC

*National Policy, Preservation and Sustainability


Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan


$125 per person / $100 for friends of HDC (breakfast included)

4 Continuing Education Hours, 4 HSW Credit Hours

To purchase tickets, click here.


~Go to the Beach Without Leaving Manhattan!~

Monday, June 11, 6:30pm

Film Screening and Discussion: The Bungalows of Rockaway

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at East 2nd Street, Manhattan

Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalows, Queens

HDC is thrilled to present the popular 2010 documentary film, “The Bungalows of Rockaway,” produced by Jennifer Callahan and Elizabeth Logan Harris. The film highlights the rich history of the Rockaway bungalows. Although by 1933 there were more than 7,000 bungalows dotting the peninsula, fewer than 500 remain today.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Richard George, executive director of the Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association; Nancy Solomon, director of Long Island Traditions and author of the upcoming National Register nomination; Jeanne DuPont of Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, David Selig of Rockaway Taco and the filmmakers. The program will be moderated by journalist Eve M. Kahn.

Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for Friends of HDC, seniors and students. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available to Far Rockaway residents. Email ftolbert@hdc.org for more information.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit our website or call 212-614-9107.

~Intrigued by the film? See Rockaway for yourself!~


Saturday, July 14, 10:30am

Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalows, Queens

WALKING TOUR led by Nancy Solomon, folklorist and executive director of Long Island Traditions

Six to Celebrate is generously supported by The New York Community Trust.

Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from New York City Councilmembers Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.


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