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2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards

The 2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards : Tue., May 2nd,  at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Every year, the Historic Districts Council celebrates New York’s brightest community preservationists with our Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The party will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th St, New York, […]

2017 Grassroots Preservation Awards- John J. Harvey Fireboat

  Architect and preservationist Huntley Gill likes to get people out onto the water. He is the Captain of the fireboat John J. Harvey, which he and a dedicated group of volunteers saved from the scrap yard. Launched in 1931, the fireboat served the City of New York and New York Harbor until she retired in […]

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2016 Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2016 Contact: Simeon Bankoff; Executive Director 212-614-9107 ext. 12 HDC HONORS NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISTS WITH ANNUAL GRASSROOTS PRESERVATION AWARDS NEW YORK, NY – The Historic Districts Council (HDC) will present its annual Grassroots Preservation Awards to five organizations and individuals on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Saint Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, […]

2015 Grassroots and Preservation Party Awardees

Grassroots Winners: Suzanne Spellen learned to appreciate architecture and history by growing up in Gilbertsville, a historic village in upstate NY. After attending Yale University, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in opera. Suzanne is a board member of the Crown Heights North Association, Inc. (CNHA), which has worked tirelessly for landmark […]


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 a perfect place to celebrate the brightest stars of preservation, and we hope you’ll join us.     For directions to the event […]

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E-BULLETIN- Postponed-Coffee Talk; Fun- World Fair Screening, 6TC Bike Tour; Important- City Council Meeting for Flushing Meadows Corona Park

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 9             Thank You to everyone who made the Grassroots Preservation Awards 2013 an AMAZING event! We could not have done it with your help and support!  Special thanks especially to the Village Community School and its architect Leo Blackman for hosting us […]

Events Galore!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 3   Please join the Historic Districts Council along with the Green-Wood Historic Fund for an exclusive event for the Friends of HDC       Green-Wood Cemetery 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 Twilight Tour and Catacomb Visit Thursday, May 16th 5:30 to […]

Exclusive Green-Wood Cemetery Twilight Tour and Catacomb Visit

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 11    Coffee Talk- Requests for Evaluations with Mary Beth Betts May 6 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 Each year, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission receives and evaluates approximately 200 Requests for Evaluation for new landmarks, […]

Historic Districts Council 2013 Grassroots Preservation Awards and Annual Preservation Party

Each year, the Historic Districts Council honors activists and groups  who have campaigned for community preservation in New York City. The Grassroots Preservation Awards are given to those who have worked tirelessly for their neighborhoods and communities, and have strove to better our city  through their efforts. This Year’s Award winners are a broad group […]

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