Landmark the Lefkowitz: RFE for 80 Centre Street

Scoping hearing for 80 Centre Street – Thursday, September 27, 6:00 p.m., at One Centre Street, NY  Mayor de Blasio unveiled a plan in summer 2018 to dissolve Rikers Island Correctional Facility by way of building four new jails in all boroughs except for Staten Island. In Manhattan, 80 Centre Street was selected for a new […]

HDC Statement: Central Harlem West 130-132 Streets Historic District

HDC is thrilled that a Central Harlem Historic District is moving forward for designation. These blocks are not only stunning and a portrait of the New York that the world knows and loves, but beyond their facades exists an incredible cultural history which shaped this city and the nation. Preserving these blocks offers a tangible […]

HDC Statement to NYC Planning: Loew’s 175th Street Landmark Designation

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing February 1, 2017 Item 22 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN LOEW’S 175th STREET THEATER   The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council is pleased to support the designation of the Loew’s 175th Street theater, […]

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Letter from Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell – Designate Morningside Heights

Dear Neighbor, Did you know that historic Morningside Heights is not protected? For the past 20 years the Morningside Heights Historic District Committee and I have called on the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to give Morningside Heights historic designation. A historic district would protect our neighborhood’s architectural history and sense of place that so many […]

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Update from Professor Glaeser and Friends: Historic Preservation is bad for a city’s health.

In September, the National Bureau of Economic Research published Preserving History or Hindering Growth? The Heterogeneous Effects of Historic Districts on Local Housing Markets in New York City , a new working paper by economist Edward Glaeser of Harvard University and four co-authors: Vicki Been (now Commissioner of Housing, Preservation and Development in the De […]

Breaking News: LPC Drops Plan to Reconsider Buildings

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 […]

Landmarks Commission to remove 96 sites from consideration

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is proposing to remove 96 sites and properties from consideration for landmark designation at a public meeting on Tuesday, December 9th.  Most of these sites have been under consideration for several years. LPC has stated to us that their reasoning for removing these properties from consideration is political in nature – […]

E-BULLETIN-The League of Preservation Voters is Back; and Bed-Stuy has an extension!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 10   The League of Preservation Voters is Back! HDC is bringing back its successful League of Preservation Voters initiative for the 2013 elections. The program works to help communities and elected officials partner together to better preserve the historic resources that make each […]

P.S. 199 (270 West 70th Street) Support Letter to Robert Tierney

P.S. 199 (270 West 70th Street) April 16, 2013 Honorable Robert Tierney Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Municipal Building 1 Center Street, 9th Floor New York City, New York 10007   Dear Chair Tierney, I am writing today to join Council Member Gale Brewer, Landmark West!, and others in urging you to calendar P.S. 199 (270 […]

Six To Celebrate 2013 Launch Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to learn more about the 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods we will be working with this year. Our intentions of bringing everyone together to connect, discover and educate one another on the preservation issues of theses neighborhoods was achieved.   HDC appreciates your continued support and dedication […]

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