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A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

It is the Historic Districts Council’s firm belief, backed up by decades of observation, that the New York City Landmarks Law and the Commission empowered by it have enhanced and improved New York City.  Landmark designation stabilizes neighborhoods, enhances property values, empowers communities and attracts private investment into the city. More importantly, landmarks and historic [...]

Celebrating the Pre and Post -Sandy Seaport

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 In this issue: • 2014 Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party Save The Date • Preserving South Street Seaport: A Book Talk   ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Preserving South Street Seaport: A Book Talk Sail into spring with a book talk by James M. Lindgren, author of [...]

Position Available: Help HDC Help NYC’s Communities

Position Opening: Director of Preservation & Community Outreach   The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Preservation & Community Outreach. This is a full-time position who will work to maintain and further develop HDC’s neighborhood-based historic preservation advocacy programs and to [...]

…What Was That, Designation Freezes The City? I Beg To Differ

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 In This Issue: New Design + Old Places Post Conference Tours HDC@LPC schedule New Design + Old Places Post Conference Tours     Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District for [...]

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Current Preservation Controversies – Development at St. Luke in the Fields, Gowanus National Register District Challenged

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 Contentious St. Luke in the Fields Proposal Asked to Be Revised – Landmarks Commissioners Concerned about Scale, Materials and Siting The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, which occupies a plot between Hudson, Barrow, Christopher, and Greenwich Streets in the Greenwich Village [...]

Committe to Save the New York Public Library- Rally

info@saveNYPL.org www.saveNYPL.org Press contact: Charles Warren 212 689-0907 SUGGESTED FOR COVERAGE What: Rally to save the 42nd Street Library and Mid-Manhattan Library at NYPL Trustees Meeting Where: 5th Avenue entrance to the 42nd Street Library (5th Ave and 41st St.) When: Wednesday, March 12, 5:00 – 6:00 PM Rain or Shine Press contact: Charles Warren [...]

New Design + Old Places- The Good and the Bad

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 In This Issue: 20th Annual Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places and Design Awards Ceremony- March 7 and 8 Join the Preservation Fair! Join the Campaign to Save the 42nd Street and Mid-Manhattan branch libraries     The 20th Annual Preservation Conference Opening Reception featuring the Design [...]

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HDCs Conference is Way More Than Just a Conference

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL February 2014, Volume 11, Number 7 In This Issue: 20th Annual Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places and Design Awards Ceremony- March 7 and 8 Join the Preservation Fair! HDC @ LPC Supporting Good New Design        Only two weeks to the 20th Annual Preservation Conference [...]

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Six to Celebrate in the News

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL February 2014, Volume 11, Number 6 In This Issue: Six to Celebrate in the News The Historic Districts Council’s Six to Celebrate groups have been making headlines since the program’s inception. We continue to be very proud of all the amazing work these community groups have accomplished. Most recently [...]

In Need of Lectures, Conference, Tours and Brochures? HDC Has the Cure!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL February 2014, Volume 11, Number 5 In This Issue: Continuing Education: New Design in Historic Districts- February 25 Secret Lives Tour: One Wall Street- February 26 20th Annual Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places and Design Awards Ceremony- March 7 and 8 2013 Walking Tour Brochures   Continuing [...]

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