Secret Lives Tour: The Gardens of Jackson Heights

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 Heights […]

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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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Secret Lives Tour- Hendrick I. Lott House

The Historic Districts Council is being granted exclusive access to the Lott House built in 1720/1800 September 10, 2016 1940 East 36th Street, Brooklyn 1pm-3pm The Historic Districts Council is being granted exclusive access to the Hendrick I. Lott House. The Lott House is currently being restored and is not open to the public. This vernacular Dutch American Farmhouse was built […]


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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Take the #PreservationPays Challenge

Explore New York and you could win HDC’s new social media competition – and a once-in-a-lifetime trip! The Historic Districts Council, Sotheby’s International Realty, and Gothamist announce the #PreservationPays Challenge, a competition to showcase our new infographic featuring the benefits of historic preservation in New York City! Five lucky winners will be treated to a private tour […]

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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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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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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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