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Proposed December 9, 2014 De-calendaring Items- Postponed

Update:  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 [...]

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Deserving but not Designated-Brooklyn

Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation.  These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character. HDC [...]

BK Live-Losing Our Churches

On July 17, 2014 Simeon Bankoff Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council discussed how many Brooklyn churches are being converted into condos. BRICartsmedia.org/bkindiemedia BK Live 07/17/14: Losing Our Churches from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.

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HDC@LPC July 8, 2014

Item 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 157412- Block 8020, lot 6- 10 Richmond Road – Douglaston Historic District A Colonial Revival style house built in 1966. Application is to legalize repaving the driveway, sidewalk, and gutter, enlarging and repaving the front walkway, rebuilding the entrance steps, and rebuilding the driveway retaining wall without [...]

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Battle for Brooklyn Film and Atlantic Yards Panel Discussion

Atlantic Yards Film Screening and Panel Discussion Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6PM Brooklyn Lyceum 227 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215         On June 11 Bruce Ratner and Maryanne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner will receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society to honor their contributions to New York [...]

Statement Opposing the proposed NY Methodist Hospital Development in Park Slope

February 4, 2014   Hon. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair NYC Board of Standards & Appeals 250 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10007   Regarding 505-525 6th Street (Block 1084; Lots 25, 26, 28, 39-44, 46, 50-59, 164, 1001 & 1002) BSA Calendar No.289-13-BZ   Dear Chair Srinivasan,   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide [...]

January Events: Party, Tour & Panels!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL January 2014, Volume 11, Number 4 2014 Six to Celebrate!!!   Meet the New Neighborhoods on Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm 208 West 13th Street                           Top from L-R: Forest Close, Queens; New York City’s Public Libraries; [...]

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The Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt

Join HDC in a fun day commemorating  Battle of Long Island aka The Battle of Brooklyn Saturday October 26, 2013 Registration open from 11:30 am – 1pm Western Entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery 35th Street and Fourth Avenue One of the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Battle of Long Island) took [...]

E-BULLETIN- Tours Galore!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 5    Madison Square North Preservation Walk & Talk Friday, August 9, 2013 Tour 5 p.m. Refreshments 6 p.m.   Join HDC on a FREE tour of the Madison Square North Historic District. It’s hot out and we need things to keep us happy (or we might [...]

E-BULLETIN- Lawsuits, Court Days, and a new Historic District!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 1   UPDATE ON PROTEST OVER LIBRARY SELL-OFFS AND CLOSINGS The Central Library Plan has had preservationist and scholars outraged for several months now but the reality of the situation is finally coming to light and New Yorkers are not happy. The reality is [...]

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