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Preservation School 2016

Head back to school with HDC! The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the essentials of historic preservation. Whether you live in a historic district, serve on your local community board or just want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide […]

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Lott House- Historic-460

Secret Lives Tour- Hendrick I. Lott House

The Historic Districts Council is being granted exclusive access to the Lott House built in 1720/1800 September 10, 2016 1940 East 36th Street, Brooklyn 1pm-3pm The Historic Districts Council is being granted exclusive access to the Hendrick I. Lott House. The Lott House is currently being restored and is not open to the public. This vernacular Dutch American Farmhouse was built […]

20th Century Bronx

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6PM  Bronx Civic Center/ Executive Towers Join the Historic Districts Council as we explore the past, present, and future of the Bronx Civic Center’s magnificent range of 20th Century architecture! Guests will first be treated to a brisk walk with Adrian Untermyer, Deputy Director of the Historic Districts Council, with stops […]

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Secret Lives Tour- Grace Church

Join the Historic Districts Council for a special Secret Lives Tour or Grace Church- Wed, June 29, 2016 Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:00 am Join the Historic Districts Council for a special Secret Lives tour of Grace Church, led by The Reverend J. Donald Waring, Rector. One of the most famous and recognizable religious structures […]

2016 Conference Tours

Tours:  Sunnyside Gardens, Lincoln Square, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109, Gowanus, Terminal City, Saturday, March 19, 10 AM          El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 After 15 years of neglect, Public School 109, a grand, neo-Gothic style school designed in 1898 by Charles B. J. Snyder, underwent a dramatic restoration and conversion to artists’ housing. Completed in 2015, this massive undertaking […]

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Immigration on Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island historian Judy Berdy will lead a tour of the north end of the island on Sat., March 26th at 2:30 pm . Saturday, March 26,2016 at 2:30 pm Roosevelt Island, the sliver of land that sits between Manhattan and Queens, has a long history with immigration as most of New York City does. The City of New York […]

Urban Vanguard Tour of Uber

It’s the perfect setting for the Urban Vanguard’s next event. Uber chose to locate in the Terminal Warehouse, a mammoth structure in the West Chelsea Historic District that was once home to the famous 1990s Tunnel Nightclub. We’ll meet up in the lobby, explore the historic building, head upstairs to tour Uber’s offices, and share […]

Annual Preservation Conference ‘Preservation and the Progressive Agenda’-2016

Keynote Speech and Opening Night Reception, March 4, 2016 | Conference Panels, March  5, 2016 Keynote Speech and Opening Night Reception, March 4 at 6 pm Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse, 40 Foley Square 6:00-6:30 pm : Keynote Speech by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer  6:30- 8: 00 pm: Reception Friends | Students | Seniors $30 General Admission $40 […]

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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to deliver Keynote Address

22nd Annual Preservation Conference-Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, Friday, March 4,  6:00 pm Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will deliver the keynote address at the Historic Districts Council’s 2016 Annual Preservation Conference, “Preservation and the Progressive Agenda: Framing the Conversation.” As a leader in New York City’s civic affairs and a longtime participant in the fight to protect […]

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“Just Because You Can, Does It Mean You Should?”

Cocktails and conversation with President Dan Allen and Executive Director Simeon Bankoff Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the official agency which regulates how historic buildings are treated, but the LPC can only regulate the specifics of proposals. What about the choices underlying proposals – in other words, just because something is […]

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