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A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

It is the Historic Districts Council’s firm belief, backed up by decades of observation, that the New York City Landmarks Law and the Commission empowered by it have enhanced and improved New York City.  Landmark designation stabilizes neighborhoods, enhances property values, empowers communities and attracts private investment into the city. More importantly, landmarks and historic [...]

Celebrating the Pre and Post -Sandy Seaport

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 In this issue: • 2014 Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party Save The Date • Preserving South Street Seaport: A Book Talk   ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Preserving South Street Seaport: A Book Talk Sail into spring with a book talk by James M. Lindgren, author of [...]

…What Was That, Designation Freezes The City? I Beg To Differ

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 In This Issue: New Design + Old Places Post Conference Tours HDC@LPC schedule New Design + Old Places Post Conference Tours     Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District for [...]

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Current Preservation Controversies – Development at St. Luke in the Fields, Gowanus National Register District Challenged

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 Contentious St. Luke in the Fields Proposal Asked to Be Revised – Landmarks Commissioners Concerned about Scale, Materials and Siting The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, which occupies a plot between Hudson, Barrow, Christopher, and Greenwich Streets in the Greenwich Village [...]

New Design + Old Places- The Good and the Bad

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL March 2014, Volume 11, Number 1 In This Issue: 20th Annual Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places and Design Awards Ceremony- March 7 and 8 Join the Preservation Fair! Join the Campaign to Save the 42nd Street and Mid-Manhattan branch libraries     The 20th Annual Preservation Conference Opening Reception featuring the Design [...]

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Why the proposal to demolish the two buildings in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District is a terrible idea and must be denied

  On April 1st, the owner of 51 & 53 West 19th Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District will request the Landmarks Preservation Commission for permission to demolish two buildings and to construct a 14-story building in their place.  Unfortunately, this is not an April’s Fool joke. 51 and 53 West 19th Street are [...]

HDCs Conference is Way More Than Just a Conference

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL February 2014, Volume 11, Number 7 In This Issue: 20th Annual Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places and Design Awards Ceremony- March 7 and 8 Join the Preservation Fair! HDC @ LPC Supporting Good New Design        Only two weeks to the 20th Annual Preservation Conference [...]

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Six to Celebrate in the News

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL February 2014, Volume 11, Number 6 In This Issue: Six to Celebrate in the News The Historic Districts Council’s Six to Celebrate groups have been making headlines since the program’s inception. We continue to be very proud of all the amazing work these community groups have accomplished. Most recently [...]

In Need of Lectures, Conference, Tours and Brochures? HDC Has the Cure!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL February 2014, Volume 11, Number 5 In This Issue: Continuing Education: New Design in Historic Districts- February 25 Secret Lives Tour: One Wall Street- February 26 20th Annual Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places and Design Awards Ceremony- March 7 and 8 2013 Walking Tour Brochures   Continuing [...]

Preservation Pays!

“There are area owners convinced that investing in their historic buildings makes good business sense.”  Real Estate Weekly Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided By Jeffrey Kroessler Renovation, restoration the trend in Midtown East By David V. Griffin   Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided   Image from the 2011 Bedford-Stuyvesant community [...]

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