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Secret Lives Tour- Morgan Library

SOLD OUT December 8-Deputy Director Brian Regan will give an insider’s look at the Morgan Library 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street December 8, 2016 4pm Pierpont Morgan’s 1906 library is among the great treasures of New York. Deputy Director Brian Regan will give an insider’s look at the Morgan’s splendid architecture, including the designated McKim, […]

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Preservation and the Presidency

The protection and preservation of our shared built environment is – and must be – a shared civil right for all (Continue Reading) A Message From Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of HDC   November 15, 2016 Dear Friends and Allies, The 2016 presidential election has shaken the entire country. As things […]

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Free Monthly Land Use Clinics!

On Thursday, November 17th, the Historic Districts Council and the Office of Councilman Vincent Gentile launched our new monthly Land Use Clinics in Bay Ridge! Do you have questions about creating landmarks and historic districts, working with the Landmarks Commission and Department of Buildings, or common zoning and land use issues? Join us for free […]

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Preservation in the News

We must protect historic preservation Times Ledger By Simeon Bankoff As things begin to settle in Washington, the possible effects on the core issues of the historic preservation community and movement are concerning. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) believes that the protection and preservation of our shared built environment is—and must be—a shared civil right […]

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New Research From HDC!

Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More) Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts. Until now. The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Waldorf Astoria Has Been Calendared !

Sign our petition to preserve some of New York City’s most opulent and sumptuous public interiors spaces.   View the self-guided tour  Update! The Waldorf-Astoria has been officially calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission!   2. 301 Park Avenue – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Interiors Manhattan – Block 1304 – Lot 7501 CD: 5 ITEM PROPOSED FOR COMMISSION’S […]

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East Midtown Rezoning- List of Calendared Buildings

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. The other 5 buildings were calendared in 2013, after the city unveiled […]

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