Landmark the Elmhurst African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground in Elmhurst: 1828 – ? The Elmhurst History and Cemeteries Preservation Society, one of HDC’s 2018 Six to Celebrate groups, has submitted a Request for Evaluation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the African Burial Ground in Elmhurst, Queens. This all volunteer group is working hard to raise awareness of the […]

LPC Should Evaluate 270 Park Avenue As a Landmark

February 21, 2018   Hon. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission The Municipal Building, One Centre Street New York, NY 10007   Dear Commissioner Srinivasan, The Historic Districts Council noted the recent news of the demolition of the former Union Carbide Building at 270 Park Avenue with great alarm.  The building was designed by […]

Success For Loew’s 157 Theater!

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has officially endorsed the designation of the United Palace Theater! Update: Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has officially endorsed the designation of the Loew’s 175th aka United Palace Theater! At a press conference at the United Palace Theater, CM Rodriguez announced that he was in support of the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation. He said […]

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The Waldorf-Astoria Interiors Have Been Designated!

The Waldorf-Astoria has been calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission! Thank You!   View the self-guided tour  Update! DESIGNATED! Tuesday, March 7, 2017 The Waldorf-Astoria had a Public Hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 27, 2017. View our testimony The Waldorf-Astoria has been officially calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission!   2. 301 Park Avenue – Waldorf-Astoria […]

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Preservation and the Presidency

The protection and preservation of our shared built environment is – and must be – a shared civil right for all (Continue Reading) A Message From Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of HDC   November 15, 2016 Dear Friends and Allies, The 2016 presidential election has shaken the entire country. As things […]

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DOB Stymies preservation of Christ Church

DOB Stymies preservation of Christ Church despite groundswell support of electeds, community In March 2015, HDC got a phone call from Brian Weber, a concerned resident. He informed HDC that Christ Church, located at 338 West 36th Street, was rapidly being demolished. The 1905 church was built by noted architects Parrish & Schroeder, but does […]

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Dr. Westmoreland’s letter of opposition to LPC: Hopper-Gibbons House

Meenakshi Srinivasan Chair Person Landmarks Preservation Commission 1 Centre Street,9th Floor North New York , NY. 10007 Dear Ms. Srinivasan, I am  writing  this  letter  in  support of  the  efforts  of  Fern Luskin, and the Friends  of  Lamartine Place  Historic  District Councils effort  to secure  an  order  from  the  Landmarks Commission directing  the  owner of  […]

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Breaking News: LPC Drops Plan to Reconsider Buildings

HDC is thrilled to announce that the New York City  Landmarks Preservation Commission will not be holding a hearing to remove 96 sites from landmark consideration on Tuesday, December 9. We’ve said plenty of times – nobody likes a backlog. HDC is committed to working with LPC to remedy this situation in a transparent, appropriate and equitable […]

Landmarks Commission to remove 96 sites from consideration

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is proposing to remove 96 sites and properties from consideration for landmark designation at a public meeting on Tuesday, December 9th.  Most of these sites have been under consideration for several years. LPC has stated to us that their reasoning for removing these properties from consideration is political in nature – […]

E-BULLETIN: City Council Deliberates on East Village Historic District

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL  City Council Deliberates on East Village Historic District Tuesday, January 29, 11 am The East Village/Lower East Side Historic District will be heard before City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses this Tuesday, January 29th at 11:00 am. Come out to the Council Committee Room on […]

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