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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 [...]

Committee to Save the New York Public Library: The Central Library Plan

The Truth About the Central Library Plan Executive Summary The Central Library Plan (CLP) would close and sell two major public libraries – the Mid-Manhattan branch and the Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL) – and consolidate their functions within the 42nd Street Research Library building. To accomplish this, the Research Library’s seven-story book stacks [...]

HDC’s Statement on the NYPL’s Central Library Plan

NYPL’s Central Library Plan The New York Public Library is an institution that embodies the altruistic principle that education is the great societal elevator. It was founded in the belief that everyone should have access to the resources necessary for self-improvement. Unfortunately, with the NYPL’s pursuit of the Central Library Plan, it appears that mission [...]

Preservation Now!: Free February Talks and Panels

Historic Districts Council’s 19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Pre-Conference Panel Discussions: As part of Preservation Now!,HDC is pleased to present panel discussions on emerging topics in preservation. These programs are FREE but RSVP is required. Preservation and Technology Wednesday, February 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Advances in technology have changed the ways we can interpret [...]

Landmarks: NY iPhone update – version 1.9

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Steven Romalewski The latest version (1.9) of Landmarks: New York is now available for the iPhone.  We’ve incorporated lots of new information and enhancements, including: Landmark sites are up-to-date as of October 2011.  One of the latest landmarks (Westbeth in Greenwich Village) is shown in the screenshots below (the “Bell Telephone [...]

Architect Panel- On the Surface: Modern Materials in Historic Restoration-

On the Surface: Modern Materials in Historic Restoration Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9am – 1pm Modern materials can preserve the aesthetic integrity of a building’s historic design and secure a restored building against future damage. William Neeley explains the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission’s position on the use of replacement materials in historic restoration work. Additional [...]

Winter Garden staircase

Brookfield Properties plans to demolish the beautiful staircase in the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center as part of its redevelopment of the Winter Garden in light of the new tunnel that is being built under the Westside Highway to connect the new Trade Center to the Winter garden. The grand staircase was rebuilt [...]

LPC Designates 4 houses and 3 pools

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved landmark status for two Federal style buildings at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village, as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to preserve examples of the City’s development following the Revolutionary War.Read more. Also, two Turn-of-the 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Mansions in Midtown Manhattan Earn Landmark [...]

It’s A Landmark but do you want to eat there?

From The New York Times April 3, 2007Historic Dining, At Least ArchitecturallyBy Frank Bruni In tomorrow’s Dining section I re-review the restaurant the Four Seasons, which has been around since 1959. And as I perused past newspaper and magazine stories about the restaurant, giving myself a refresher course on its history, I was reminded that [...]

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