Secret Lives Tour of Port Authority Bus Terminal

Tuesday, May 9, 2017  3pm- Tour will include a musical performance at the new Performing Arts Stage! Tuesday, May 9, 2017   3pm Encompassing nearly two full city blocks, the Port Authority Bus Terminal is the biggest and busiest bus terminal on the planet — and a striking example of postmodern utilitarian architecture. Join the Historic […]

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Cocktails and Conversation

1st Year Preservationist Student and HDC intern, Patrick Waldo Asks Simeon Bankoff EVERYTHING Cocktails and Conversation with Simeon Bankoff  and HDC’s new intern Patrick Waldo Friday, March 31st 6-8pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street NY, NY 10003 Ever want to sit down with HDC Executive Director Simeon Bankoff and pick his brain? We […]

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Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at the immigrant history of the Upper East Side of Manhattan YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: Saturday, April 1 at 2:00PM Saturday, May 6 at 2:00PM Saturday, June 3 at 2:00PM   Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at a curiously under-recognized swatch of New […]

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Secret Lives Tour- Morgan Library-psot

225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street December 8, 2016 4pm Pierpont Morgan’s 1906 library is among the great treasures of New York. Deputy Director Brian Regan will give an insider’s look at the Morgan’s splendid architecture, including the designated McKim, Mead & White library and annex and the Renzo Piano expansion, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. […]

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#PreservationPays Challenge Winners

#PreservationPays Challenge winners have been announced ! Thank you to everyone who participated    1. Sarah Rosenblatt     2. Michael Slaven     3. Sheila Langan     4. Emily Dorris     5. Nicholas Kaufmann   6. @FlyingKarateMonkey     7. Jon Haines     8. Zoe Watnik     9. Jillian Kaye     10. […]

Yorkville: A Celebration of Home

$15  friends / members, $20 non-members Performance by the Czech puppetry demonstration with the Czech American Marionette Theatre Speakers include: Majda Kallab Whitaker – Independent scholar and cultural historian contributing to the development of the Dvořák Room at Bohemian National Hall, a Board Member of the Dvořák American Heritage Association and the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association Alexandra […]

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Free Info Session for Preservation Grants: NYC – 2/5

FROM:                  Preservation League of New York State 44 Central Avenue Albany NY  12206-3002 www.preservenys.org   CONTACTS:        Colleen M. Ryan, Director of Communications 518-462-5658, ext. 17       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Free Info Session for Preservation Grants: NYC – 2/5 Applications due by 4/11/16 for League’s Signature Grant Programs   ALBANY, January […]

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Film Screening-Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion

Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion Documentary Film Screening- Jan 19, Paris Cafe, 119 S. Street Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion Documentary Film Screening Tuesday, January 19, 2016 The Paris Café, 119 South Street (at Peck Slip) 6 pm Join HDC and director, Matt Silva for a film screening of Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion, […]

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A list of HDC’s upcoming events as well as our annual programs, and breaking preservation news.   Events: Preservation School–Working With Elected Officials – December 7, 2015 HDC is always busy, view our Past Events page to see what other evens we’ve held. Programs: Preservation School-2015-2016 Landmarks Lion 2015- Pride of Lions  –2014 Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places– […]

Pride of Lions Biographies

Lisa Ackerman (2007): Lisa has longtime roots in international preservation, art history and grant-making.  She is an internationally-known expert in heritage conservation in Europe and the Middle East. Full Bio Lisa Ackerman was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund in 2007. Previously Ms. Ackerman served as Executive Vice President […]

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