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A list of HDC’s upcoming events as well as our annual programs, and breaking preservation news.   Events: April 13th–  Preservation School-Reading Architectural Drawings- April 11th- DUMBO and Fulton Ferry March 18, 2015    2015 Conference Panel- Tomorrow’s Yesterdays: Historic Districts of the Future March 11,2015 – 2015 Conference Panel-  Barack Obama Slept Here: Recognizing Today’s Sites of Cultural Significance […]

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HDC Statement- Zoning for Quality & Affordability Scoping Session

March 25, 2015 Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Planning Commission Zoning for Quality & Affordability   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods.  We represent over 500 neighborhood-based group dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with […]

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Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Emboldened by years of record growth, the Real Estate Board of New York, […]

E-BULLETIN-Lectures about NY, Walking tours of NY, Mapping NY, HDC has all NYC covered!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 7 Monday Morning Coffee Talk: Governors Island At A Crossroads: A Peek At Plans For The Island’s Future Monday, November 4th 8:30 AM – 10 AM FREE!   Governors Island, a rich and storied resource in the middle of New York Harbor, is at a […]

E-BULLETIN- Join Us on the 58th Floor of the Empire State Building!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 6 Landmarks Lions 2013 Hugh & Tiziana Hardy Join HDC for the Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony, Reception & Dinner Honoring Hugh & Tiziana Hardy Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:30pm At the Empire State Building This year’s event will take place in a private space […]


Old is New: Creative Approaches to Adaptive Reuse-A Walking Tour of the West Village

 “New Design+Old Places” Pre-Conference Tour October 27, 2013 at 1pm Led by: Françoise Bollack, HDC Board President and author of “Old Buildings – New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations”. A walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets shows the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village: from early, massive projects like the Federal Archives […]


Monday Morning Coffee Talk- Fall / Winter 2013

First Monday of Every Month 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 As part of our Neighborhood Partners Program, HDC is pleased to announce the fall 2013 series of Monday Morning Coffee Talks.  This free monthly discussion series examines some of the most common questions asked by community […]

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 […]

E-BULLETIN- Aluminaire House doesn’t belong in Sunnyside, but what new buildings do belong in historic districts?

  E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 4 New/Old Housing Comes to Sunnyside Gardens? The largest proposal in the history of the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District on the agenda to be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, October 15. (It is on the agency agenda for 9/24/13 but the […]

E-BULLETIN- Monday Morning Coffee Talk Fall / Winter 2013 Schedule; Walking tour of historic libraries in the East Village!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2013, Volume 10, Number 3   Fall / Winter 2013 Schedule   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 Richard Dadey: Executive Director, Citizens Union of the City of […]

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