Lower Manhattan

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future – An HDC Panel at MCNY

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue The Village has been transformed over the centuries from farmland to row houses to tenements to luxury condominiums. How does a district that has long celebrated newcomers and defiant outsiders balance the old and [...]

LPC Expands East Village Study Area

In May, the Landmarks Preservation Commission released a draft map of the proposed East Village Historic District. This proposal includes two separate sections: one is along Second Avenue from East 2nd Street up to Saint Marks Place and the other is the entire blockfront on the north side of East 10th Street between Avenues A [...]

Landmarks Wish List for the Bowery

This is a list of proposed individual landmarks on the Bowery. This list has been presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for consideration. Bowery Wish List

HDC's Six to Celebrate Tour Series

  http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-tours.htm Come tour our 2011 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Learn about their diverse cultural and architectural histories. Throughout the summer we will be touring one neighborhood at a time. Bowery-Sunday, May 1, 2011 Mount Morris Park: Thursday, May 19, 6pm Goanus: Saturday, June 4, 11am (Bicycle Tour) Inwood: Sunday, June 19, 10am Bedford-Stuyvesant: Saturday, [...]

HDC's New Maps!!

http://www.communitywalk.com/historic_districts_council/historic_districts_council/map/1007962 HDC’s new maps with our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods, Neighborhoods at risk, and recently designated districts. HDC is proud to work with so many diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. View our website for information on these and other neighborhoods HDC is working with. http://hdc.org/  http://hdc.org/neighborhoodatrisk.htm

Winter Garden Stairs

Here is an article describing the stairs and why they merit protection. Saving the World Financial Center Stairs — But How? http://batteryparkcity.com/news/world-financial-center-winter-garden-stairs-save-landmark/

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 [...]

Gone Baby Gone – 211 Pearl Street to be appended to new construction

From the NYT Cityroom Blog November 29, 2007, 1:43 pmA Brick Facade Remains as a Signal for ChangeBy David W. Dunlap And then there was one. Or rather, the brick facade of one.Looking like “Ye Old New-York” set on a Hollywood back lot, 211 Pearl Street is now all that survives of a triptych of [...]

What will be the Future of the South Street Seaport?

From amNY.comChanges in store for South Street SeaportBy David Freedlander, amNewYork Staff Writerdfreedlander@am-ny.com November 13, 2007 The South Street Seaport, an area for decades dismissed as “just for tourists,” has re-emerged in the forefront of New Yorkers’ minds as architects, preservations and local residents wrestle over the waterfront of the future. It’s been two years [...]

And down it goes….213 Pearl Street being demolished

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/1830s-warehouse-in-lower-manhattan-is-demolished/The site provides an opportunity for readers to comment. November 7, 2007, 4:53 pm1830s Warehouse in Lower Manhattan Is DemolishedBy David W. Dunlap History is disappearing by the inch today on Pearl Street.A five-story, 176-year-old warehouse between John and Platt Streets that survived the great fire of 1835 — and every other calamity to befall [...]

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