Proposed demolition in Greenpoint; St. James Parish Hall Designated & more

an update on what’s been happening at the Landmarks Preservation Commission LPC Continues Deliberation on Greenpoint Demolition Last week, HDC, Preservation Greenpoint, the Municipal Arts Society, Society for Architecture of the City, Brooklyn Community Board 1 and several residents denounced a proposal to demolish an 1855 wood frame house in the Greenpoint Historic District. At […]

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ZQA/MIH vote this Thursday

Send City Council one last letter before they vote: New Yorkers deserve affordable housing without upzoning the entire city. They have the power to make these decisions, but need to hear from YOU. Who: NYC City Council What: Vote on Zoning for Quality & Affordability (ZQA); Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Where: City Hall, Committee Room […]

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Rent Stabilization & Historic Neighborhoods: The Real Story

  REBNY’s Latest Report Swings & Misses This week, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) released an unscholarly report claiming that historic districts are injurious to the retention of rent-stabilized apartments in New York City (“Landmarking does not protect affordable housing, report says”).We checked the facts, and what we found was that REBNY […]

URGENT: Proposed Riverside-West End Extension II On The Chopping Block By LPC !

                               Skulls indicate approximate locations of buildings to be removed by the LPC from the originally proposed Riverside-West End Extension II map boundaries, heard at LPC Public Hearing on Oct. 25, 2011.  June 18, 2015Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair New York City Landmarks […]

The Frick Collection Rethinks Its Expansion Plan

Last night, it was announced that the controversial plan to expand the landmark Frick Collection has been withdrawn by its Board of Trustees.  The Historic Districts Council vigorously opposed this plan, believing it to be a myopic solution which would compromise the museum’s unique character. We are very pleased that the leadership of the Frick Collection […]

Fall in Love This Valentine’s Day… with HDC’s Events!

 In This Issue: Secret Lives Tour:E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative Hardware- February 24 Landmarks at 50: Honoring Our Past, Imagining Our Future- March 6-April 18 Give a Rose to the Rose Reading Room of the Main Library- February 14 To view this e-mail in your browser click here Secret Lives Tour: E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative […]

E-bulletin- February Full of Fun!

 In This Issue: 2015 Six to Celebrate Party- February 3 Secret Lives Tour:E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative Hardware- February 24 United to Save the Frick   The 2015 Six to Celebrate!  Join HDC in celebrating the 2015 Six to Celebrate  and congratulating the 2014 Six to Celebrate on their accomplishments at the launch party! Date: […]


HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL     Tour of EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio   Tour of Loew’s Valencia Theatre Dear Friend, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law. That’s half a century of the City acknowledging that preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is vital to New York,  but just […]

Landmarks Preservation Commission Postpones Vote To Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration !!!

  E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 Landmarks Preservation Commission Postpones Vote To  Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration !!! HDC is thrilled to announce that the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will not be holding a hearing to remove 96 sites from landmark consideration on Tuesday, December 9th. We’ve said plenty […]

Landmarks Preservation Commission Proposes To Remove 96 Properties for Designation Consideration

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 As has been reported in The New York Times, DNAinfo, Gothamist, The New York Post, CBS News and elsewhere, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has announced an Administrative Action to “de-calendar” 94 proposed Individual Landmarks and 2 proposed Historic Districts from […]

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