Brooklyn Heights

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 […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Brooklyn Heights-Pictures

Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Nearly 50 Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2pm Brooklyn Heights was the very first historic district in New York City, designated in 1965. In the decades since, this largely residential enclave has seen numerous additions and alterations to its diverse stock of row houses, distinguished churches and cultural landmarks. Join our […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours

This year the Historic Districts Council will present the conference tours over a number of spring weekends, instead of including them all on the Sunday of the conference weekend. See our three exciting conference tours below! Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am- View Pictures Of The Tour While there is rarely […]

From the Preservation Archive (project that is): Tales of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

From the Brooklyn Eagle Review & Comment:Preservation Agonies by Henrik Krogius (,published online 11-28-2007 In the spring of 1953 alarm swept Brooklyn Heights. The new Promenade, open to the public for a little over two years, was threatened with view-blocking new warehouses across Furman Street that would rise 20 feet higher than the Promenade’s […]

New Building in Brooklyn Heights HD Gives the Thumbs Down

From Brownstoner “The Landmarks Preservation Commission isn’t going to give Rush Brook Partners a free pass to construct a controversial new building at 73 Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights. The LPC, which reviewed the developer’s plans yesterday but stopped short of formally voting on the proposal, “had grave reservations about the project, and LPC Chairman […]

Domino Sugar To Be Considered By LPC

So it will be protected at least in part…. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to blah, blah, blah on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 9:30 A.M. in the morning of that day, a public hearing will be held in the Conference Room at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, Borough of Manhattan with respect to […]

House Almost Demolished By Neglect – Restored!

This old house: Restored!By Christie RizkThe Brooklyn Paper The Brooklyn Paper / Julie RosenbergThe once-decrepit house at 135 Joralemon St., a neighborhood eyesore even before a 2004 fire (top), has been lovingly restored and is on the market (bottom). This Brooklyn Heights house — long abandoned and then horribly damaged in a 2004 fire — […]

Landmark & Legacy Exhibition Opens At Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society would like to extend an invitation to the opening night reception for the exhibit LANDMARK AND LEGACY: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS AND THE PRESERVATION MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, this Wednesday, March 28, 5:30-7:30pm. Landmark and Legacy: Brooklyn Heights and the Preservation Movement in AmericaMarch 28 – September 9, 2007 This exhibit will highlight […]

About Us

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

Contact Us

Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 614-9107
Fax: (212) 614-9127

Donate Now

Become a Friend of HDC! Your donation helps preserve, improve, and celebrate the places that make New York great.

Join Our Mailing List

Receive updates on programs, events, action alerts, and our Landmarks Preservation Commission testimony.