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2017 Landmarks Lion Award

Honoring Jeffrey Greene and EverGreene Architectural Arts, Monday October 23, The University Club   PURCHASE TICKETS   PURCHASE AN AD   About EverGreene Architectural Arts Read the press release               

Six to Celebrate Tour- Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Take a stroll through the protected and unprotected blocks of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on Oct. 15 Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:00AM Nestled between the larger neighborhoods of Flatbush and Crown Heights, the often forgotten Prospect-Lefferts Gardens has its own intriguing story to tell and streetscapes exhibiting a rich variety of architectural styles. The neighborhood is home […]

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Preservation School | Fall 2017

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 you with knowledge and vocabulary about […]

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Six to Celebrate Tour- Corona-East Elmhurst

HDC and the Corona-East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society (CEEHPS) – October 21, 2017 October 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. Join HDC and the Corona-East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society (CEEHPS) for another waking tour around this culturally and architecturally rich neighborhood. This tour includes lunch at a local restaurant after the tour. For more information read the CEEHPS […]

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League of Preservation Voters

The New York City General Election is on November 7, 2017- Read HDC’s City Council voter guide today! The Historic Districts Council League of Preservation Voters initiative was developed to bring communities and elected officials together to preserve the historic character that makes each neighborhood unique. The League aims to engage and educate voters and candidates […]

Preservation in the News

Century-Old Doctors’ Row in Bay Ridge May Become Historic District “Historic district status will preserve the facades of the buildings and the aesthetic beauty of the buildings and streetscape. In most cases it prevents demolition of buildings and things like the faces and stucco being ripped off, ironwork being removed and original doors being removed,” […]

A Study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage

Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes Prepared for the Historic Districts Council Belgian block streets are still found in every corner of New York, sometimes paving an entire street or other times, only being revealed by some pavement which has worn off, revealing the roadbeds of the past. These streets are found both inside and outside of […]

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 […]

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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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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