Preservation in the News

 Preservationist titan Otis Pearsall opposes the landmarking of Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Daily Eagle By:Lore Croghan The renowned preservationist told the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) at a hearing Thursday that officials at the celebrated 19th-Century cemetery do an outstanding job of caring for the historic 478-acre graveyard. He questioned whether it would be a wise […]

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Continuing Education – Stone Restoration Class

Hands-on stone restoration class 2 LU/HSW AIA credits | Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm Join HDC at A. Ottavino Corporation for a special stone restoration and conservation class! This continuing education class provide an overview and history of the stone industry and demonstrations of stone carving. Attendees will learn how stone reacts in varying […]


Continuing Education: The Landmarks Preservation Commission Process

Sharpen your skills with our team of seasoned professionals | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:00 am-12:00 pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street 10003 The Historic Districts Council is pleased to host a Continuing Education panel on the Landmarks Preservation Commission Process. Daniel Allen, HDC President and principal at CTA Architects and William Neeley staff […]

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2015 Landmarks Lion Awards: The Pride of Lions

Join us at the Loeb Boathouse as we salute our 26 past honorees! | As you are hopefully aware, it’s the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law, one of the oldest and strongest historic preservation laws in the country. For the past 25 years, the Historic Districts Council has honored individuals and […]


Secret Lives Tour: Church of the Intercession and Trinity Cemetery

Celebrate the season with an exclusive Halloween tour | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11 AM – 1 PM Historic Districts Council will host an exclusive tour of Church of the Intercession and Trinity Cemetery on Wednesday, October 28 from 11am-1pm. Celebrate Halloween early with an excursion uptown to Manhattan’s last active cemetery and a neighboring […]

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Preservation School 2016

School’s in session — will we see you there? | Join us for classes each month from September to June 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 […]

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HDC Announces the De-calendaring Items as a 2015 Six to Celebrate

Update:  The LPC has released  the dates of each of the hearings along with resources files and fact sheets. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has agreed to hold hearings for each property on the calendared list! This was first reported in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2015. HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution […]

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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’s […]


Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

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 Real Estate Board of New York, […]

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2013 Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

Enjoy the beautiful summer weather with our Six to Celebrate walking tour brochures ! Take a Literary Tour of New York’s Neighborhoods! Walking Tour Brochures are now available for purchase, and as downloadable PDFs. For the past three years the Historic Districts Council has been producing these beautiful brochures complete with historic and contemporary information […]

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