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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Annual Conference: Open to the Public – Making Our Story Heard!

Attendees will set the agenda at our first-ever participant-driven conference on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 9:00AM to 4:00PM New York Law School – 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Join the Historic Districts Council for our first-ever Participant-Driven Preservation Conference:  Open to the Public – Making Our Story Heard! Featuring a Keynote Address by Gina […]

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HDC’s Preservation School | Spring 2017

Come learn the basics and then some about Historic Preservation- AIA Credit Available; 6:00-8:00pm 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 […]

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Waldorf-Astoria Has Had a Public Hearing !

The Waldorf-Astoria has been calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission! Thank You!   View the self-guided tour  Update! The Waldorf-Astoria had a Public Hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 27, 2017.27 View our testimony The Waldorf-Astoria has been officially calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission!   2. 301 Park Avenue – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Interiors Manhattan – […]

Now Hiring: Spanish-Language Fellow

Seize the opportunity to preserve, improve, and celebrate the places that make New York great Introducing the Spanish-Language Fellowship The Historic Districts Council was recently awarded funding by Governor Cuomo and the New York State Council on the Arts to hire a paid Spanish-language fellow to work on outreach, organizing, and education efforts in bilingual […]

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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 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 on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Minnie E. […]

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Preservation and the Presidency

The protection and preservation of our shared built environment is – and must be – a shared civil right for all (Continue Reading) A Message From Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of HDC   November 15, 2016 Dear Friends and Allies, The 2016 presidential election has shaken the entire country. As things […]

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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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Preservation in the News

We must protect historic preservation Times Ledger By Simeon Bankoff As things begin to settle in Washington, the possible effects on the core issues of the historic preservation community and movement are concerning. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) believes that the protection and preservation of our shared built environment is—and must be—a shared civil right […]

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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