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Don’t Let Art Deco Check Out of the Waldorf Astoria!

The unthinkable has arrived: some of New York’s most opulent and sumptuous publicly-accessible interior spaces may soon vanish in the dust of renovation. While the exterior is protected as an Individual Landmark, the Waldorf Astoria’s fantastic interior hallways, lobby and ballrooms remain unprotected. The new owner of the storied skyscraper,  Anbang Insurance Group, plans to […]

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20th Century Bronx

20th Century Bronx – Wednesday, August 10 at 6PM- Tour the Bronx Civic Center and Executive Towers Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6PM  Bronx Civic Center/ Executive Towers   Join the Historic Districts Council as we explore the past, present, and future of the Bronx Civic Center’s magnificent range of 20th Century architecture! Guests will first […]

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Veto Intro 775a

Update: The timeline bill Intro 775a was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday, June 28 Update: Mayor de Blasio singed Intro 775-A into law on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Intro 775-A was passed by City Council on June 8, 2016. We have one more chance to end this if we can get […]

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Preservation in the News

New Research on How Historic Districts Affect Affordable Housing City Limits By Jarrett Murphy There’s new evidence in the long-running debate over whether historic landmarks promote or paralyze the development and preservation of affordable housing in New York City. The take-away from studies released in May by the Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council […]

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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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East Midtown Rezoning- List of Calendared Buildings

Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. The other 5 buildings were calendared in 2013, after the city unveiled […]

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2016 Six to Celebrate Tours

East Village August 10; Morningside Hts July 7; Yorkville/UES- May 15; Audubon Park – June 16; Crown Hts S. P1- June 23 Crown Hts S. P2- June 25   Go to our Six to Celebrate website for more information on our 2016 Six to Celebrate walking tours

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Broadening Our Coalition: Testimonials from the Trades

Some assume that all unions oppose historic preservation. But nothing could be further from the truth. Historic preservation creates high-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. That’s just one of the many reasons that the Bricklayers Union chose to endorse our efforts in January of 2016. And it’s only the beginning. We‘ve spent the years reaching […]

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Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

Historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years by gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), the principal lobbyist for […]

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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’s […]

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