Landmarks Lion 2016: Honoring Nancy Pearsall and Francis Morrone

Nancy Pearsall and Francis Morrone –Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM at Battery Gardens Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM   Purchase Tickets   Purchase Program Ads


Six to Celebrate 2017

Be one of HDC’s 2017 Six to Celebrate ! Applications are now being accepted, they are due Dec. 2nd   Preserve Your Neighborhood! Apply at www.6tocelebrate.org by December 2, 2016 Apply at www.6tocelebrate.org by December 2, 2016 Support is provided in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in […]

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Preservation School 2016

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, serve 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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Six to Celebrate – Fall Tours

East New York- September 24; Clay Avenue & Grand Concourse – October 30 ; Yorkville – October 30 Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Six to Celebrate Tour– East New York- 11 am Saturday, September 24, 2016- East New York Party- 1pm Sunday, October 30, 2016- Six to Celebrate Tour– Clay Avenue & Grand Concourse – 11:30 am Sunday, October 30, 2016 Six to Celebrate Tour–  […]


Secret Lives Tour: The Gardens of Jackson Heights

Saturday, October 15, 2016 11 am Jackson Heights in Queens was the first Garden Community and continues to be the largest in the United States. These garden style apartments, detached and semi-detached houses were built as an answer to the crowded slums of Manhattan. The Queensboro Corporation successfully campaigned to have the subway extended through Jackson […]


#PreservationPays Challenge Reveal-of-Winners Party!

#PreservationPays Challenge winners will be announced on Wednesday., September 28 at Jimmy’s 43 The Historic Districts Council, Sotheby’s International Realty, and Gothamist will announce the #PreservationPays Challenge winners on Wednesday, September 28 at Jimmy’s 43, 43 East 7th Street NY, NY 10003. This event is free and open to the public, everyone is welcome to join! Five […]


Introducing Our Infographic!

Learn how historic preservation creates jobs, drives tourism, and supports local economies across NYC. Preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is good for New York City. Most New Yorkers believe this to be true in their hearts, but it is sometimes helpful to have the facts to back it up. In response, the Historic Districts Council created a series […]

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Meet Our New Advisers!

The Historic Districts Council would like to introduce the newest additions to our Board of Advisers               | The Historic Districts Council’s small professional staff is directed by our dedicated Board of Directors & Advisers, whose members represent over two dozen historic neighborhoods and are drawn from the fields of […]


Don’t Let Art Deco Check Out of the Waldorf Astoria!

Sign our petition to preserve some of New York City’s most opulent and sumptuous public interiors spaces. The unthinkable has arrived: some of New York’s most opulent and sumptuous publicly-accessible interior spaces may soon vanish in the dust of renovation. While the exterior is protected as an Individual Landmark, the Waldorf Astoria’s fantastic interior hallways, […]

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Preservation in the News

New Research on How Historic Districts Affect Affordable Housing City Limits By Jarrett Murphy There’s new evidence in the long-running debate over whether historic landmarks promote or paralyze the development and preservation of affordable housing in New York City. The take-away from studies released in May by the Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council […]

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