Affordable Housing

New Research From HDC!

Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More) Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts. Until now. The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the […]

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“A Proven Success: How the New York City Landmarks Law and Process Benefit the City”

Report Assesses Value of Landmark Preservation 50 Years After Passage of New York City Landmarks Law Rebuts Claims From Real Estate Board of New York as Self-Serving A Proven Success – CECPP Report   Opening Letter from HDC President Leo Blackman A new report shows how landmark designation by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission […]

Letter from 26 Elected Officials to Chair Weisbrod in responce to the Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment

March 25, 2015 Carl Weisbrod, Chair City Planning Commission 22 Reade Street New York, NY 10007 Re: Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendment – CEQR No. 15DCP104Y Dear Chair Weisbrod: We write today to express our concerns with the proposed citywide text amendment entitled “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and the Draft Scope of […]

The Historic Districts Council Analysis of The Real Estates Board of New York’s ‘Housing Production on NYC Landmark Properties’ Study

  HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2014 Volume 11, Number 5 —————————————————————————————————— The Historic Districts Council Analysis of The Real Estates Board of New York’s ‘Housing Production on NYC Landmark Properties’ Study The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is at it again! To welcome new LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan on her first day, the trade association and […]

Battle for Brooklyn Film and Atlantic Yards Panel Discussion

Atlantic Yards Film Screening and Panel Discussion Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6PM Brooklyn Lyceum 227 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215         On June 11 Bruce Ratner and Maryanne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner will receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society to honor their contributions to New York […]

Preservation Now!: Free February Talks and Panels

Historic Districts Council’s 19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Pre-Conference Panel Discussions: As part of Preservation Now!,HDC is pleased to present panel discussions on emerging topics in preservation. These programs are FREE but RSVP is required. Preservation and Technology Wednesday, February 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Advances in technology have changed the ways we can interpret […]

PRESERVATION NOW! 19th Annual Preservation Conference March 1-3, 2013

Preservation Now!  Today’s Victories, Losses and Ongoing Battles! For Details of the Event View the Brochure HERE. To Purchase Tickets, Please Scroll to the Bottom of the Page The 2013 Preservation Conference takes its inspiration from recent trends in preservation and the relationship between development and preservation in New York City. The keynote, panels and […]

HDC in New York Community Trust

  “Advisors to more than 1,200 funds in The Trust support a wide variety of nonprofits in the City and across the country. Most of their grants are for operating support, and many are to major New York organizations. This is good news for the City’s nonprofits, many of which are starved for unrestricted money to run […]

The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and Grandeur, Book Talk & Lecture – 3/31

Thursday March 31, 7:30pm BOOK PARTY / FORUM The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and Grandeur Eric Ferrara, Rob Hollander & David Mulkins Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15 Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers The Brecht Forum 451 West Street (West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets (212) 242-4201 http://brechtforum.org/civicrm/event/info?id=11879&reset=1 Neighborhood preservation, community preservation and cultural […]

First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for the Future?

From the Neighborhood Preservation Center, info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org n We hope you can join us Thursday, December 6th for a lecture about the landmarked First Houses presented by real esate attorney Warren Shaw. This event is co-sponsored with The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for […]

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