Lower Manhattan

E-BULLETIN- Six To Celebrate Tours and Talks!!!!!!!!!!!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 2013 Six To Celebrate Tours  Have you been wondering how you’re going to explore and discover this great city over the summer? Well here’s your answer! Join HDC on our fantastic walking/ bike tours of the Six To Celebrate neighborhoods. The tours will […]

Six To Celebrate 2013 Launch Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to learn more about the 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods we will be working with this year. Our intentions of bringing everyone together to connect, discover and educate one another on the preservation issues of theses neighborhoods was achieved.   HDC appreciates your continued support and dedication […]

E-BULLETIN: HDC has celebrations and education in 2013, come join us!

    E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL     January 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 2013: Six to Celebrate Launch Party! Date: Tuesday – January 29, 2013 Location: University Settlement, 185 Eldridge Street, Manhattan Description: Announcing the 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods Time: 6-8 pm Please join the Historic Districts Council as we announce the neighborhoods selected […]

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

Iconic photos of the Bowery

www.icp.org Center of Photography: Weegee Exhibition For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety […]

Tribute to Harrigan and Hart

 Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 BAN members with code HARRIGAN* Tier 2: $38 general / $25 students SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400 212-864-5400 *Discount valid through Sept 30 – subject to availbility http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6771-a-tribute-to-harrigan-and-hart  

Council Overturns Landmark Designation of an 1817 Building

  On Wednesday, the City Council voted to deny the landmark designation of the  Hardenbrook Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan. At the request of local Council member Margaret Chin, the Council exercised its authority to overturn the actions of the Landmarks Commission for the second time in two […]

135 Bowery Denied Landmark Status

This afternoon,  the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting & Maritime Usage voted 4 (Halloran, Lander, Sanders, Williams) to 1 (Mendez) to deny the Landmark designation of the Hardenbrook Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery. The designation was opposed by the building’s owner, First American International Bank, who found a strong advocate in local Council […]

Help save an 1817 rowhouse on the Bowery

HDC needs your help.  On Thursday, the City Council is going to vote on the landmark designation of an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan and we have reason to fear that they will overturn its landmark status so that a commercial tower can be developed on its site. We need you to contact the […]

Lost Stages of the Lower East Side: Walking Tour of Theaters

 Lost Stages of the Lower East Side Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00pm-2:00pm Cezar Del Valle will be conducting a walking tour for the Lower East Side History Project $20 per person, RSVP not required Meet Outside of the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue More Information: 347-465-7767

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