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Deserving but not Designated-Brooklyn -Post

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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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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Taming Manhattan: An Illustrated Book Talk

Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City An Illustrated Book Talk   Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:00 PM   Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11 Street           Join former HDC staffer and Portland State University Professor Catherine McNeur as she discusses her recently published book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in [...]

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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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2014 Six to Celebrate Tour Pictures

  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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