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Preservation in the News

For a Student of the City, It’s Always New Andrew S. Dolkart: A Chronicler of New York Old and New By MATT A.V. CHABAN If you’re curious about a particular building in New York, odds are that Andrew S. Dolkart knows something about it. Mr. Dolkart, the 62-year-old director of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation program, spends many Sundays [...]

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Continuing Education- The Shore Thing

Join the Historic Districts Council for an encore of our most popular continuing education program The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings As a building ages, its structural integrity can weaken. Shoring practices play an imperative role in the safety and security of structures, both new and [...]

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Deserving but not Designated-Brooklyn

Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation.  These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character. HDC [...]

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Six to Celebrate 2015 Application

Deadline for nominations is December 1, 2014, and the Six to Celebrate will be announced in early 2015.   Click here to go to the Six to Celebrate website and find out more.  

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Taming Manhattan: An Illustrated Book Talk

Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City An Illustrated Book Talk   Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Updated Time!   6:30 PM   Updated Location! Silver Center at New York University 100 Washington Square East, Room 300 (Entrance on Waverly Place)             Join former HDC staffer and Portland State University Professor [...]

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Preservation School

Head back to school with HDC The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the essentials of historic preservation. Whether you live in a historic district, sit on your local community board or just want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide [...]

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“A Proven Success: How the New York City Landmarks Law and Process Benefit the City”

Report Assesses Value of Landmark Preservation 50 Years After Passage of New York City Landmarks Law Rebuts Claims From Real Estate Board of New York as Self-Serving A Proven Success – CECPP Report   Opening Letter from HDC President Leo Blackman A new report shows how landmark designation by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission [...]

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Doreen Gallo: DUMBO

Voices from the Neighborhood   BROOKLYN Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance Interviewed October 7, 2010, by Susan Hopper, HDC board member ——————————————————————————————————— How did you get started with preservation? In 1997, a developer proposed a plan to develop the DUMBO interbridge area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. I organized a waterfront subcommittee of the [...]

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Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

The demolition of the Dakota Stables Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Emboldened by years of record growth, the [...]

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2014 Six to Celebrate Tour Pictures

For full information about these tours go to our Six to Celebrate website by clicking here  All tours are $5 for friends, students and seniors/ $10 for non-friends Atlantic Avenue: June 14, 2014 (Joe Svehlak) SOLD OUT! View Pictures of the Atlantic Avenue Tour      Forest Close/Forest Hills: June 7,2014 (Barry Lewis) SOLD OUT!! [...]

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