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Voices from the Neighborhood-Claudette Brady: Bedford Stuyvesant; Bedford Corners

 Voices from the Neighborhood BROOKLYN   Claudette Brady: Bedford Stuyvesant; Bedford Corners Historic District (proposed) Interviewed October 20, 2010 by Susan Hopper, HDC board member. ——————————————————————————————————— How did you get started with preservation?  I live on Hancock Street near Girls High School and Boys High School, both landmarked. I understand the landmarking process. The north [...]

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Preservation in the News

  ‘Citywide Rezoning Plan Would Benefit Developers, Hurt Neighborhoods’   Gotham Gazette by Andrew Berman The mayor’s ‘Zoning for Quality and Affordability’ plan is not without good points, and its stated goals are worthy of support. But substantial modifications are needed to protect neighborhood character and benefit average New Yorkers before it can live up to [...]

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HDC Statement- Zoning for Quality & Affordability Scoping Session

March 25, 2015 Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Planning Commission Zoning for Quality & Affordability   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  We represent over 500 neighborhood-based group dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with [...]

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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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Continuing Education Panel: Cast Iron New York

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present Cast Iron New York as part of a series of continuing education panels focusing on historic materials. These programs illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. Continuing Education Panel Cast Iron New York Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:30am Check-in and [...]

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Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

The demolition of The Bancroft Building 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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Landmarks @ 50 Honoring Our Past Imagining Our Future- 2015 Conference Tours

Historic District Council 2015 Annual Preservation Conference Series Landmarks at 50: Honoring Our Past, Imagining Our Future March 2015   ~Tour Locations will be sent to registered participants a week prior to the tour~     Brooklyn Army Terminal: A Public Institution Transformed Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12PM Once the largest military supply base in [...]

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HDC Announces the De-calendaring Items as a 2015 Six to Celebrate

Update:  Six to Celebrate – LANDMARKS UNDER CONSIDERATION, NEW YORK CITY In November 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission announced a plan to remove 96 previously considered sites and properties from its calendar. Although the agency chose not to take immediate action on the plan, there remain over 150 sites under consideration that are unprotected. Over [...]

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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 Commission [...]

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