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Six to Celebrate Tours – Fall 2018

Saturdays- Sept. 8 – Atlantic Avenue | Sept. 22 – Arthur Avenue | Sept. 29 – Corona-East Elmhurst After Washington Street: A Community Moves to Atlantic Avenue Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00AM This tour explores the reasons for the establishment of a new Syrian and Lebanese community in and around Brooklyn Heights, after once thriving in Manhattan’s Lower West Side. The history […]

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Join HDC for the Landmarks Lion Award

Honoring:  Boston Valley Terra Cotta Friends of Terra Cotta Gladding, McBean  Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Wednesday, October 24, 2018- 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.      Purchase Tickets   Level of Support Donation Benefits Signature Sponsor $15,000 Table for 10, complimentary full-page color program journal ad, podium acknowledgment […]

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Six to Celebrate Tour- Prospect Heights Apartment House District

September 16, 2018; 2:00PM – Six to Celebrate Tour  Prospect Heights with Frances Morrone September 16, 2:00PM                                  Prospect Heights Apartment House District Constructed on a lost fragment of the original footprint of Prospect Park is a concentration of 82 apartment buildings dating from 1909-1929. This development, boasting a cohesive design vocabulary and scale, was intended […]

Joint Letter Requesting the Withdrawal of the Proposed LPC Rules Changes

UPDATE- LPC will be scheduling another public hearing to discuss the revisions to the proposed rules amendments UPDATE The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will be taking a vote on Tuesday, July 31, to schedule a new public hearing to discuss the revisions to the proposed Rules amendments. The hearing will most likely be in October and […]

HDC’s Comprehensive Analysis of LPC Rules

Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest LPC Rules change under consideration. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest Rules change […]

Preservation in the News

Preservationists Thrilled East New York’s Empire State Dairy Landmarked, Say More Needs Saving by Craig Hubert East New York is “an area whose history is profoundly underserved by official recognition and greatly at risk from the City’s plan,” Simeon Bankoff, executive director of preservation advocacy group Historic Districts Council, told Brownstoner, referring to the recent rezoning. “We […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 is […]

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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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