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Preservation in the News

  Historic Districts Council Opposes Frick Expansion   The Historic Districts Council, which can influence the city’s decisions but has no official role, has come out in opposition to the Frick Collection’s planned expansion, the council announced on Wednesday. The council’s public review committee — which examines proposals for work on landmark buildings that are to come before the [...]

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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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Six to Celebrate-The History and Endurance of New York City’s Carnegie and Branch Libraries- A Lecture

(images courtesy of NYPL and HDC)   Join the Historic Districts Council for a presentation on the history of New York City’s Carnegie and branch libraries and their endurance into the present. (at the very first Carnegie Library built in New York City!) Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:30 PM Yorkville Branch of the New York [...]

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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 [...]

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Landmarks Lion Award 2014- Andrew Scott Dolkart

Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony & Dinner Honoring Andrew Scott Dolkart Date : November 19, 2014 Time: 6 PM Location: India House, 1 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004  The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, will present its annual LANDMARKS LION AWARD on November 19 to Andrew Scott Dolkart, Professor of Historic Preservation and Director of the [...]

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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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Six to Celebrate Tour Pictures 2014

  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) [...]

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2013 Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

Getting Cabin Fever from the Winter Weather? 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 about the Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Each [...]

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