Restoration

Continuing Education Program: Terra Cotta New York-post

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present the first in a series of continuing education panels which will focus on historic materials. These programs will illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. The first program is Terra Cotta New York     Architectural terra cotta is one […]

Proposed Bill to Change Replacement Materials in Landmark Buildings

Intro 845A, the Replacement Materials Bill (text below), would significantly change the way the Commission regulates designated properties and would undermine the basic benefit of LPC oversight in helping to gradually return areas to a more historically-appropriate condition.  One of the things that historic designation achieves is the improvement of the condition of the building […]

Architect Panel- On the Surface: Modern Materials in Historic Restoration-

On the Surface: Modern Materials in Historic Restoration Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9am – 1pm Modern materials can preserve the aesthetic integrity of a building’s historic design and secure a restored building against future damage. William Neeley explains the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission’s position on the use of replacement materials in historic restoration work. Additional […]

Winter Garden staircase

Brookfield Properties plans to demolish the beautiful staircase in the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center as part of its redevelopment of the Winter Garden in light of the new tunnel that is being built under the Westside Highway to connect the new Trade Center to the Winter garden. The grand staircase was rebuilt […]

Rescuing the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Preservationist and author Roberta Brandes Gratz moderates a roundtable discussion on the restoration of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark Sunday, January 27 at 3 PM Preservationist and author Roberta Brandes Gratz and other architectural principals of the Eldridge Street Synagogue restoration will provide an insider’s guide to the monumental 20-year, $20 […]

Learn how to Care for Landmark Properties and Gardnes

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Presents: Getting it Right: From Historic Properties to Urban LandscapesSponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Janet Younkman and Jason Auerbach, Private Mortgage Bankers An enlightening series on Wednesday evenings sharing successful strategies for renovation, restoration, and gardening in New York’s historic neighborhoods, featuring prominent keynote speakers, and panels […]

Bowne House Restoration Moving Ahead

From the Queens Tribune By JULIET WERNER Plans for the restoration of Bowne House and the construction of an adjoining visitor center were announced last Friday morning. Restoration began in 2000 but was put on hold when funding ran out. In the years since, the Bowne House Historical Society has raised $2.1 million, $700,000 from […]

Updates from Greenwich Village

from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, www.gvshp.org Trump ‘Condo-Hotel’: Papers have been filed with the New York City Department of Buildings challenging the legality of the permits granted by the City for construction of the 45-story Trump ‘Condo-Hotel’ at Spring and Varick Streets. GVSHP is working closely with the SoHo Alliance and other […]

Online Resources about Dutch Houses of Brooklyn

People who have been keeping track of this sort of things know that there are approximately 14 Dutch (or English-Dutch) farmhouses still existing in Brooklyn (depending on how you count), and not all of them landmarked. John Antonides talks about his experience in restoring one of them (the Hubbard House in Gravesend) at http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2007/07/18/this-old-house/ There’s […]

Funding for Older Buildings (not only landmarks)

From Karen Ansis, Fund Manager, New York Landmarks Conservancy karenansis@nylandmarks.org As you may know, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and reusing architecturally and historically important buildings in New York City. Its goals are accomplished in large part by providing financial and project management assistance to all owners […]

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