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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on January 16, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Item 1 811 Walton Avenue – Grand Concourse Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Park Slope -Pictures

Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District for an entire new building, that doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of examples of modern additions and alterations to historic structures. Join tour leader Matt Postal as he highlights some of the contemporary responses […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours

This year the Historic Districts Council will present the conference tours over a number of spring weekends, instead of including them all on the Sunday of the conference weekend. See our three exciting conference tours below! Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am- View Pictures Of The Tour While there is rarely […]

Statement Opposing the proposed NY Methodist Hospital Development in Park Slope

February 4, 2014   Hon. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair NYC Board of Standards & Appeals 250 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10007   Regarding 505-525 6th Street (Block 1084; Lots 25, 26, 28, 39-44, 46, 50-59, 164, 1001 & 1002) BSA Calendar No.289-13-BZ   Dear Chair Srinivasan,   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide […]

The Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt

Join HDC in a fun day commemorating  Battle of Long Island aka The Battle of Brooklyn Saturday October 26, 2013 Registration open from 11:30 am – 1pm Western Entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery 35th Street and Fourth Avenue One of the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Battle of Long Island) took […]

E-Bulletin:2012 in Review; It’s Been Faboo!!

Dear Friend of HDC, Thank you for your interest in and support of the Historic Districts Council and our work as the only citywide grassroots preservation organization. We hope you will now consider making a tax-deductible donation to support HDC’s work in 2013. We’ve had a busy year, filled with a number of major successes. […]

Landmarks Commission Expands the Park Slope Historic District

In a long-awaited vote, yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the first expansion of the Park Slope Historic District – making the Brooklyn district the largest contiguous swath of landmark buildings in New York City (2,575 buildings vs. Greenwich Village’s collection of 2,315 and the Upper West Side’s 2,020). The Park Slope Civic […]

From Brothel to Condo

Hot sheets yield to hot pricesBy Yvonne Jurisfor The Brooklyn Paper It was Park Slope’s bed and breakfast — minus the breakfast — and now it’s being turned into luxury condos. Workers have begun renovations to the Lincoln Plaza Hotel — a large, 120-year-old Victorian mansion on Lincoln Place that spent most of the 1980s […]

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Update on DOB Doings in South Park Slope

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Greetings all, A day late, but never a dollar short, here’s my synopsis of the great meeting we had at the DOB on Monday 7/16/07 with Comm. Mossad, his 2 Deputy Commissioners, head plan examiner, both community affairs liaisons and lead inspector manager. From the community were […]

A Rally, a Letter and a Lecture – all to help save Brooklyn

From Eric McClure, Campaign Coordinator eric@parkslopeneighbors.orgRally/Press Conference Against NY’s Rampant Abuse of Eminent DomainThis Wednesday afternoon, June 27th, at 1:00 p.m., property owners, advocates, elected officials and citizens will take to the steps of City Hall for a rally and press conference intended to raise awareness of the epidemic abuse of eminent domain in New […]

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