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Taming Manhattan: An Illustrated Book Talk

Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City An Illustrated Book Talk   Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:00 PM   Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11 Street           Join former HDC staffer and Portland State University Professor Catherine McNeur as she discusses her recently published book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in [...]

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HDC@LPC July 8, 2014

Item 3 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 157412- Block 8020, lot 6- 10 Richmond Road – Douglaston Historic District A Colonial Revival style house built in 1966. Application is to legalize repaving the driveway, sidewalk, and gutter, enlarging and repaving the front walkway, rebuilding the entrance steps, and rebuilding the driveway retaining wall without [...]

Prominent de Blasio Allies Call on Mayor to Scrap $150 Million in Taxpayer Funds

The Committee to Save the New York Public Library  and The Library Lovers League http://www.saveNYPL.org Press contacts: LibraryLoversLeague@gmail.com, info@saveNYPL.org   “To destroy a library is to destroy the dream of civilization. To destroy the NY Public Library is to destroy our sixth and best borough…” — Junot Diaz   “Whatever its rationale, advertised or secretly [...]

E-Bulletin: Exclusive Tours, Scavenger Hunt and Discussing Good Government

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 7 Monday Morning Coffee Talk: Monday, October 7th 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 October 7: The role of community activism and advocacy in affecting “good” government The Citizens Union of the City of New [...]

E-BULLETIN: Would you like education? Would you like fun? Come to an HDC event!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 6   Monday Morning Coffee Talk: 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 October 7: The role of community activism and advocacy in affecting “good” government The Citizens Union of the City of New York isa [...]

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 [...]

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A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in the Village—and One New One!

2014 Pre-Confernce Tour Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon The 1960s renovation of the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village remains a milestone in adaptive reuse, but this tour will focus on new design in old buildings in the East Village.  We will start at a new branch in an old [...]

Madison Square North Preservation Walk & Talk

Tour SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! Madison Square North Walking Tour Friday, August 9, 2013 Refreshments 6 p.m. Join HDC on a FREE tour of the Madison Square North Historic District. It’s hot out and we need things to keep us happy so we don’t curse the sun gods, so come have fun and learn some history. For [...]

New Market Building is Place Matters building of the month!

Place Matters names the New Market Building as building of the month Dear Friends, The New Market Building, the original site of the Fulton Fish Market along the East River, lays empty today. Activist groups have worked over the last few decades to restore the market to its former importance as part of a revitalization of [...]

E-BULLETIN- Support Local Community Groups

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2013, Volume 10, Number 6   Campaign to Preserve the Carnegie Libraries This year the Historic Districts Council launched a new campaign to combat the potential loss of historic community libraries. Our strategy: This Campaign will lead to the nomination of all the New York City Carnegie Libraries [...]

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