Historic District

E-BULLETIN – Fall is Full of Fun!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 4 Lower East Side Preservation Initiative: Solving the Tenement Puzzle Dispelling Myths and Misperceptions of an Architectural Vernacular Wednesday, September 25th 6:30PM The tenement building is perhaps New York City’s – and certainly the Lower East Side’s – most characteristic structure. Tenements present a […]

Aluminaire House-Proposal

The proposal for the Aluminaire  House was created by architects Michael Schwarting and Frances Campani. The proposal is to relocate the reconstructed Aluminaire house originally built in 1931 to a site in the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District.

E-Bulletin: Sunnyside Gardens Historic District about to be Aluminated?

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 New/Old Housing Comes to Sunnyside Gardens? The proposed design by Campani and Schwarting Architects The largest proposal in the history of the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District on the agenda to be heard at the LPC shortly, and HDC is pleased to be able […]

E-BULLETIN- Congratulations to the official Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2013, Volume 10, Number 4 Congratulations to the residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District!  The district of handsome late 19th-century buildings, designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in April of this year, was unanimously approved by the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime […]

E-BULLETIN-South Street Seaport Updates

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 5 South Street Seaport Updates   Last month City Council voted to approve the rezoning of South Street Seaport requested by the Howard Hughes Corporation, with a few changes.  Those changes may sound good, but, as the Save Our Seaport Coalition shows, other than […]

Livingston Street Battle Frames Debate On Landmarks

City Limits Article by Robert Gratz Since the early days of the landmarks preservation movement in New York City in the 1960s, one of the oldest arguments against official designation was what could be called the Superlative Steward Syndrome. It goes like this: Yes, our building is a treasure, an architectural wonder, in fact. We […]

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