HDC Statement on 339 West 29th Street aka Hopper-Gibbons House

HDC thanks Friends of LaMartine Place, our elected officials and our partner organizations for remaining in coalition for all of these years to preserve the Hopper-Gibbons house’s legacy. Our collective cause has brought us together once again in what is the latest attempt to legitimize the marring of history.   The persisting presence of the […]


Don’t Let Art Deco Check Out of the Waldorf Astoria!

Sign our petition to preserve some of New York City’s most opulent and sumptuous public interiors spaces.   View the self-guided tour  The unthinkable has arrived: some of New York’s most opulent and sumptuous publicly-accessible interior spaces may soon vanish in the dust of renovation. While the exterior is protected as an Individual Landmark, the […]

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URGENT: Proposed Riverside-West End Extension II On The Chopping Block By LPC !

                               Skulls indicate approximate locations of buildings to be removed by the LPC from the originally proposed Riverside-West End Extension II map boundaries, heard at LPC Public Hearing on Oct. 25, 2011.  June 18, 2015Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair New York City Landmarks […]

Corbin Building, Designation Testimony-May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015 Item 1 Corbin Building, 11 John Street (aka 1-13 John Street; 192 Broadway), Manhattan LP-2569 Landmark Site: Manhattan Block 79, Lot 15 Community District 1   The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate […]

Breaking News: LPC Drops Plan to Reconsider Buildings

HDC is thrilled to announce that the New York City  Landmarks Preservation Commission will not be holding a hearing to remove 96 sites from landmark consideration on Tuesday, December 9. We’ve said plenty of times – nobody likes a backlog. HDC is committed to working with LPC to remedy this situation in a transparent, appropriate and equitable […]

HDC@LPC – December 2, 2014

Item 2 6 South Oxford Street – Fort Greene Historic District 16-3536 – Block 2100, Lot 41, Zoned R6B Community District 2, Brooklyn CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS An Italianate style house built in 1864. Application is to replace and enlarge windows. HDC feels that this is a lot of demolition proposed for an intact, 1864 house. […]

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A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

It is the Historic Districts Council’s firm belief, backed up by decades of observation, that the New York City Landmarks Law and the Commission empowered by it have enhanced and improved New York City.  Landmark designation stabilizes neighborhoods, enhances property values, empowers communities and attracts private investment into the city. More importantly, landmarks and historic […]

E-BULLETIN- Celebrating Bialystoker’s designation as an Individual Landmark and the Calendering of The South Village HD

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 8 Bialystoker has been Designated!!! Thanks to the hard work of the Friends of the Lower East Side, on Tuesday May 21, 2013 the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate The Bialystoker Center and Home for the Aged as an individual landmark. The […]

E-BULLETIN- Help Save the New York Public Library from Itself-Rally & Leafleting 5/8/2013

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 1  Coffee Talk- Requests for Evaluations with Mary Beth Betts May 6 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 Each year, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission receives and evaluates approximately 200 Requests for Evaluation for new landmarks, historic […]

E-BULLETIN- Past Chairs of the LPC discuss the future of the Commission

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2013, Volume 10, Number 8 Past Leaders Look To The Future: THE PAST CHAIRS OF THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION LOOK TO THE AGENCY’S FUTURE Thursday, April 25th, 2013 6:30 p.m. The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues) Click here to view […]

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