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Mott Haven Tour

Explore the Historic South Bronx – July 9th, 1pm  Time: 1PM Date: July 9th Start location: 138thStreet & Alexander Ave Come and enjoy a free guided walking tour of Mott Haven -a 2017 Six to Celebrate award recipient. On this tour you will visit three historic districts -Mott Haven, Mott Haven East, and the BertineBlock. […]

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Staten Island Preservation Forum

FREE- Walking tour with Francis Morrone with a reception at the Alice Austen House! June, 29 Thursday, June 29, 2017 Alice Austen House Museum  3pm Join HDC on Staten Island for a tour of a remarkable neighborhood and a discussion of preservation issues on the island. Despite Staten Island’s long and fascinating history, the borough […]

HDC Is Seeking A New Development Director

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. HDC is dedicated to preserving the significant historic neighborhoods, buildings and public spaces in New York City, defending the integrity of New York City’s Landmarks Law, and furthering the preservation ethic. HDC is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Development. This […]

Rooftop Addition to Hopper-Gibbons House Denied!

~HDC thanks Friends of LaMartine Place, our elected officials, our partner organizations, and the LPC~ On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the Landmarks Preservation Commission denied the application to legalize the fifth story addition on the designed Hopper-Gibbons House aka 339 West 29th Street! We would like to thank Grassroots Preservation Award Winners Friends of the Hopper-Gibbons […]

Preservation in the News

How a Mott Haven Man Tries to Preserve His Neighborhood Brooks said some of his neighbors, who have lived in their homes since the 1950s and 1960s, paid $16,000 to $18,000 for their property, and have no mortgage. And Brooks wants these people to stay. “I noticed there was always an interest in what’s new, […]

Six to Celebrate App

  HDC now has a Six to Celebrate app! All the amazing information in the walking tour brochures is now available right on your phone   (or tablet). You can learn about the history of each Six to Celebrate neighborhood along with additional information about specific sites within each neighborhood. Now all you have to do […]

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East Midtown Rezoning- List of Designated Buildings

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown Read the Final Environmental Impact Statement for East Midtown. — The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the Citicorp Center, 601 Lexington Avenue in East Midtown on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate 11 buildings in East Midtown […]

Free Monthly Land Use Clinics!

Do you have questions about creating landmarks and historic districts, working with the Landmarks Commission and Department of Buildings, or common zoning and land use issues? Join us for free monthly land use clinics on the second and third Thursdays of each month to get your questions answered! Call each Councilman’s office directly to reserve […]

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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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HDC 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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