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; […]

HDC's Executive Director Profiled in New York Times

This weekend, the Metropolitan Section of The New York Times profiled HDC Executive Director Simeon Bankoff about his Sunday Routine, which includes visiting historic neighborhoods and sites such as Green-Wood Cemetery. Recently, HDC testified before City Council supporting Green-Wood’s proposed purchase of the landmark McGovern-Weir Florist greenhouse right outside their gates.  The cemetery intends on […]

Woodlawn Cemetery Becomes a National Historic Landmark

 AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar Designates 14 New National Historic Landmarks WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks in 11 states and the District of Columbia that have played an integral role in the development of the country. “Each of these landmarks represents a chapter […]

Learn about Preservation’s History at Green-Wood Cemetery

Preserving New York at the historic chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. “‘Tony is something of a conscience for the preservation community,” said Roberta Brandes Gratz, who founded the Eldridge Street Project and sits on the Landmarks Preservation Commission. “He really understands what is right, what is wrong, what is […]

Unexpected New York – in Green-Wood Cemetery

The Green-wood Historic Fund presents: Unexpected New York87 New York City places you thought you knew.87 surprising but true stories you’ve never heard before. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 at 1:00 PMThe Historic Chapel @ Green-Wood Cemetery The Green-Wood Historic Fund proudly presents Chester Burger, America’s first on-air television news reporter, former national manager of CBS […]

Column Returned to Hewitt Gravesite

From amNew York – at least something of the Hewiit Building is being saved…. Column returned to ex-mayor’s gravesiteBy Warangkana ChomchuenSpecial to amNewYork March 27, 2007 Former mayor Abram S. Hewitt loved collecting architectural artifacts from old buildings that were destined to be torn down. So it was fitting that Tuesday, a century-old marble column […]

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Walking Tour of Maple Grove Cemetery

Join us on a walking tour of Maple Grove CemeterySaturday April 21, 2007 (raindate April 22)2 pm83-15 Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Blvd.Please call 718-847-7878 for more info Follow the theme of the newly published book by Nancy Cataldi and Carl Ballenas as they guide you through the pages of the book and the cemeteryFREE […]

Resting place sought for Staten Island bones

This serves as a cautionary tale for people seeking to oppose a project through archaeolgical mitigation – it might delay a project, but it won’t stop it. Resting place sought for Staten Island bones by amy zimmer / metro new york FEB 27, 2007 STATEN ISLAND. It was no surprise to Lynn Rogers when human […]

QHS Hosts Book Signing on Historic Cemetery

Maple Grove CemeteryBook signing and lectureSaturday, February 172:30- 4:30 p.m. The Queens Historical Society 143-25 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 939-0647 Maple Grove historians Nancy Cataldi and Carl Ballenas have lovingly crafted this tribute to this magnificent cemetery. Cataldi is a photographer and president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, and Ballenas is an […]

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