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HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Back list of Considered Properties

Support HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Back list of Considered Properties Dear Friend, The public has the opportunity to provide feedback on the LPC’s proposed Administrative Action to eliminate the agency’s back list of Calendared properties but we have to act soon. We have until May 1, [...]

Simeon Bankoff: Taking the Context out of Contextual Zoning

City Land 04/14/2015 In March 2015, the City Planning Commission announced a proposal called Zoning for Affordability and Quality, which broadly calls for three principal changes in the current citywide zoning resolution. The plan proposes to change and enlarge definitions of senior housing to include more types of housing providers than currently permitted. It also proposes [...]

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 [...]

Boak & Paris/Boak & Raad: New York Architects- A Book Talk by Annice Alt

Boak & Paris/Boak & Raad: New York Architects A Book Talk by Annice Alt   This event is full   Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:30 pm 232 East 11th Street         At the height of the building boom in the 1920s, two young architects Russell Boak and Hyman Paris broke away from [...]

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HDC Statement- Zoning for Quality & Affordability Scoping Session

March 25, 2015 Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Planning Commission Zoning for Quality & Affordability   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  We represent over 500 neighborhood-based group dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with [...]

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Saving Place- Preserving the Fabric of Our Neighborhoods

Preserving the Fabric of Our Neighborhoods Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30pm Mayor Bill de Blasio has chosen to make affordable housing one of his administration’s chief policy initiatives. “As we invest in more affordable housing,” he said, “we will also work with communities to preserve the fabric of our neighborhoods and invest in things that [...]

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City Hall Rally on Effects of Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed “Zoning for Quality and Affordability”

City Hall Rally on Effects of Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” Concerned neighborhood organizations throughout New York City are holding a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, March 25th at 3:00pm to express their concerns about Mayor De Blasio’s citywide re-zoning proposal, “Zoning for Quality and Affordability,” which [...]

Fall in Love This Valentine’s Day… with HDC’s Events!

 In This Issue: Secret Lives Tour:E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative Hardware- February 24 Landmarks at 50: Honoring Our Past, Imagining Our Future- March 6-April 18 Give a Rose to the Rose Reading Room of the Main Library- February 14 To view this e-mail in your browser click here Secret Lives Tour: E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative [...]

E-bulletin- February Full of Fun!

 In This Issue: 2015 Six to Celebrate Party- February 3 Secret Lives Tour:E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative Hardware- February 24 United to Save the Frick   The 2015 Six to Celebrate!  Join HDC in celebrating the 2015 Six to Celebrate  and congratulating the 2014 Six to Celebrate on their accomplishments at the launch party! Date: [...]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL

HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL     Tour of EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio   Tour of Loew’s Valencia Theatre Dear Friend, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law. That’s half a century of the City acknowledging that preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is vital to New York,  but just [...]

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