E-BULLETIN: Sandy Relief Information


November 2012, Volume 9, Number 4

HDC would like to thank everyone who came out to yesterday’s screening of ‘Coney Island’. Special thanks to Tim Pendrell of Coney Island U.S.A. and architect Philip Tusa, who talked about Coney Island’s recent past and current conditions. The amusement area suffered significant devastation during hurricane Sandy including damage to the iconic boardwalk, the designated landmarks Shore Theater and Coney Island U.S.A, to say nothing of the surrounding neighborhoods. The profits from the screening will be donated to Coney Island U.S.A to aid in their hurricane relief. There are several great organizations working towards the recovery and cleanup of Coney Island and HDC’s Six to Celebrate neighborhood Far Rockaway, which also suffered great damage. Coney Recovers has been working with volunteers to distribute food and supplies to the affected areas, and cleanup local business. BigD’s Grub food truck has been in Far Rockaway handing out free food, Long Beach relief effort is accepting donations in collaboration with Waves for Water at ROGAN store, 330 Bowery Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-7. Bring Back the Boardwalks will hold a silent art auction and fundraiser on November 17th, the proceeds of which will go to both Coney Island and Far Rockaway communities.  Other charities doing Sandy recovery which can use volunteers and donations are Project Hospitality (doing work on Staten Island) , Red Hook Initiative (in Brooklyn) and Team Rubicon (in the Rockaways). Finally, Occupy Sandy Recovery is all over the metropolitan area doing great work.



Save The Date: Wednesday, December 5 

Friends of HDC Holiday Book Talk,

featuring Thomas E. Rinaldi,

author of the new book New York Neon


Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00-8:00 PM

The Neighborhood Preservation Center

232 East 11th Street, Manhattan

RSVP by December 3 to bzay@hdc.org

$5 fee (payable at the door)

This event is for Friends of HDC only. Space is limited.

Become a Friend online or call 212-614-9107.



Do You Have a Preservation Project That HDC Can Help With?


HDC is searching for its 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods! You can now apply to be one of the six by going online to http://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/2013-application. You may also download the PDF application here: Six To Celebrate 2013 application form, or give us a call at 212-614-9107 if you would like one sent to you. To read more about

the Six to Celebrate program, please visit our website at: http://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate.


Among the many benefits of being chosen for the Six to Celebrate, a custom-written walking tour brochure and neighborhood guide will be provided to each area participating.  See here for sample neighborhood guides – wouldn’t you like one of these for your neighborhood?


Party With Us!

Monday, November 19

6:30pm – 9pm

Webster Hall,

125 East 11th Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues


HDC is fortunate to be part of a lively community of preservationists on East 11th Street.  On Monday, November 19, we’re going to be celebrating 13 years of the Neighborhood Preservation Center – come one, come all and party with the preservationists.

Tickets are $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door.  See http://www.neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org/content/birthday-party for details.


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