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HDC Announces the De-calendaring Items as a 2015 Six to Celebrate

Update:  The Landmarks Preservation Commission has agreed to hold hearings for each property on the calendared list! This was first reported in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2015.   Six to Celebrate – LANDMARKS UNDER CONSIDERATION, NEW YORK CITY In November 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a plan to remove 96 previously [...]

URGENT: Proposed Riverside-West End Extension II On The Chopping Block By LPC !

                               Skulls indicate approximate locations of buildings to be removed by the LPC from the originally proposed Riverside-West End Extension II map boundaries, heard at LPC Public Hearing on Oct. 25, 2011.  June 18, 2015Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair New York City Landmarks [...]

The Frick Collection Rethinks Its Expansion Plan

Last night, it was announced that the controversial plan to expand the landmark Frick Collection has been withdrawn by its Board of Trustees.  The Historic Districts Council vigorously opposed this plan, believing it to be a myopic solution which would compromise the museum’s unique character. We are very pleased that the leadership of the Frick Collection [...]

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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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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 [...]

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