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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 [...]

What the City Council Proposals Really Mean

The City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday, May 2 at 10am at 250 Broadway to contemplate 11 bills which, if passed, will greatly change the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in some very damaging ways. The first batch of bills are ones which were previously proposed and have been sitting in committee [...]

Help Save A Landmark From Demolition!

The owners of the individually designated City and Suburban Homes First Avenue Estate (the full-block complex from First to York Avenues between East 64th and East 65th Streets) have submitted an application for the demolition of 429 East 64th Street and 430 East 65th Street on the ground that they do not generate a sufficient [...]

Help save an 1817 rowhouse on the Bowery

HDC needs your help.  On Thursday, the City Council is going to vote on the landmark designation of an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan and we have reason to fear that they will overturn its landmark status so that a commercial tower can be developed on its site. We need you to contact the [...]

Tell The New York Times What You Think About Preservation

Preservation is under fire….from The New York Times! In two recent NYT articles, NYT architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff and New Republic architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen separately accuse the preservation community of working hand in hand with governments and developers to gentrify, emasculate, sanitize and pretty much ruin the world for everyone else. HDC believes [...]

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Private Club and Consulate Tour in Murray Hill

Private Club and Consulate Tour in Murray Hill http://hdc.org/secretlives_MH.htm April 13, 2011, 5:00pm Friends- $75; Non-friends $100 New Secret Lives of Public Places tour. Join us on April 13th on a tour of the Amateur Comedy Club and Sniffen Court and the De Lamar Mansion. The Amateur Comedy Club is America’s oldest continuing performing theatrical [...]

Winter Garden Stairs

Here is an article describing the stairs and why they merit protection. Saving the World Financial Center Stairs — But How? http://batteryparkcity.com/news/world-financial-center-winter-garden-stairs-save-landmark/

Winter Garden staircase

Brookfield Properties plans to demolish the beautiful staircase in the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center as part of its redevelopment of the Winter Garden in light of the new tunnel that is being built under the Westside Highway to connect the new Trade Center to the Winter garden. The grand staircase was rebuilt [...]

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