Six to Celebrate Tours 2014

  For full information about these tours go to our Six to Celebrate website by clicking here  All tours are $5 for friends, students and seniors/ $10 for non-friends Atlantic Avenue: TBA (Joe Svehlak) Forest Close/Forest Hills: Saturday, June 7 at 11:00AM (Barry Lewis) Park Avenue: Tuesday, June 17 at 6:00PM (Justin Ferate) Madison Square [...]

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Life in Reel New York: An HDC Film Series

LIFE IN REEL NEW YORK: AN HDC FILM SERIES Join HDC and James Sanders for a unique look into the New York City of the movies. This three part series will include a lecture and short film and two feature length films curated by James Sanders, author of Celluloid Skyline. Focusing on the theme of [...]



Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party Wednesday, June 4,2014 6:30 to 8:30 pm   Grace Church   254 Hicks Street  Brooklyn, New York 11201  Grace Church, the 165-year-old Richard Upjohn building has just finished a fantastic restoration, revealing thousands of red, yellow and gold-painted stars of its ceiling for the first time in a century. It’s [...]

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The American immigration story and the important role Staten Island played

  Staten Island was home to the Marine Hospital quarantine station that operated from 1799-1858.  It was located approximately where the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is today, up the hill past Borough Hall and across from the St. George Theatre. In the 1840-1850s, there was a complex of “pest” tents and hospital structures. Patients were segregated by [...]


Voices from the Neighborhood: Linda Mariano from FROGG (Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus)

Voices from the Neighborhood   Telephone Interview on experiences with the Six to Celebrate Program With Susan Hopper, HDC Board Member Date of interview: 8-30-2013 Name: Linda Mariano     Email/Tel: joeandlinda393@aol.com  718-935-0446 Neighborhood/Group/Year of participation:  Gowanus/FROGG (Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus); 2011 Six to Celebrate Participant ——————————————————————————————————- Why did you apply to Six [...]

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New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours

This year the Historic Districts Council will present the conference tours over a number of spring weekends, instead of including them all on the Sunday of the conference weekend. See our three exciting conference tours below! Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope [...]


Preservation In the News

Supporters of Closing Rizzoli Bookstore Call for Reforms to City’s Landmarks Process News 1 Supporters say the century old Rizzoli Building, which houses the Rizzoli Bookstore, deserves protection through landmark status, despite a rejection by the Landmark Preservation Commission. They say the commission’s process is slow and lacks transparency. “We’re here today to ask that [...]

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2013 Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

Getting Cabin Fever from the Winter Weather? Take a Literary Tour of New York’s Neighborhoods! Walking Tour Brochures are now available for purchase, and as downloadable PDFs. For the past three years the Historic Districts Council has been producing these beautiful brochures complete with historic and contemporary information about the Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Each [...]

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Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

The demolition of the Dakota Stables   As widely reported, the Real Estate Board of New York  joined forces with a handful of construction and development industry groups to create a new coalition that is calling for reforms which HDC believes would cripple the landmark designation process and damage the regulation of existing protected landmarks.  [...]


The Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries

Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries: The Historic Districts Council recognizes New York’s public library systems as one of the city’s most important resources. Each branch is an anchor in its community and is where countless generations of New Yorkers have been nurtured and enabled to flourish, regardless of their personal economic or social circumstances. [...]

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