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Landmarks Lion Award 2015-Pride of Lions

  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 organizations who have shown unusual devotion and aggressiveness in protecting New York City’s […]

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Secret Lives Tour: Church of the Intercession and Trinity Cemetery

  Church of the Intercession and Trinity Cemetery Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11am-1pm 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 Gothic Revival church, both at […]

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Secret Lives Tour: Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center Tour 1155-1205 Manhattan Avenue Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11-12:30 pm Join the Historic Districts Council and Preservation Greenpoint for a tour of the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center’s private flagship building (1155-1205 Manhattan Avenue) on Tuesday, October 6 from 11-12:30pm. This extraordinary place has a rich history as one of […]

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Penn Station: From Beaux-Arts to Bulldozed

September 17, 2015 6:30 pm SohoPhoto Gallery 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013 Join the Historic Districts Council to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law at Soho Photo Gallery on September 17th at 6:30pm. View exclusive photos of Penn Station’s demolition and a dramatic reading of The Eternal Space, a […]

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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, sit on your local community board or just want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide […]


Preservation in the News

New owner shells out $20M for Williamsburgh Savings Bank retail with plan to attract major brand to iconic Brooklyn tower NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BY KATHERINE CLARKE “The interior of the space is truly fantastic,” said Simeon Bankoff of the Historic Districts Council. “It’s this glorious cathedral to thrift. A lot of very successful retail spaces operate […]

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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 […]

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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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