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Six to Celebrate Tours 2014

  For full information about these tours go to our Six to Celebrate website by clicking here  All tours are $5 for friends, students and seniors/ $10 for non-friends Atlantic Avenue: TBA (Joe Svehlak) Forest Close/Forest Hills: Saturday, June 7 at 11:00AM (Barry Lewis) Park Avenue: Tuesday, June 17 at 6:00PM (Justin Ferate) Madison Square [...]

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The American immigration story and the important role Staten Island played

  Staten Island was home to the Marine Hospital quarantine station that operated from 1799-1858.  It was located approximately where the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is today, up the hill past Borough Hall and across from the St. George Theatre. In the 1840-1850s, there was a complex of “pest” tents and hospital structures. Patients were segregated by [...]

Reinterment at Court House (Marine Hospital) Cemetery Please Join us for the Reinterment at Court House (Marine Hospital) Cemetery Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:30 pm, limited seating Central Avenue and Hyatt St. Marine Hospital Quarantine Station (1799-1858) & Commemorative Booklet Between 1799 and 1858, Staten Island was home to the Marine Hospital Quarantine Station, ALL [...]

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Position Available: Help HDC Help NYC’s Communities

Position Opening: Director of Preservation & Community Outreach   The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Preservation & Community Outreach. This is a full-time position who will work to maintain and further develop HDC’s neighborhood-based historic preservation advocacy programs and to [...]

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Pat Courtney: Volunteers for Isham Park

Voices from the Neighborhood   Telephone Interview on experiences with the Six to Celebrate Program With Susan Hopper, HDC Board Member Date: 9-13-13 Name(s): Pat Courtney 212-569-0062 Neighborhood/Group/Year of participation:  Inwood, Isham Park 2011         ——————————————————————————————————- Why did your neighborhood apply to HDC’s Six to Celebrate? We applied because even though Inwood [...]

Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II:

NYC Parks Cypress Hills Cemetery The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies and The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation Invite you to three lectures in the Uncommon Ground Series: Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II: Design, Topography/Geology and Stewardship The subject of urban cemeteries, both private and public, will be explored with a view toward greater [...]

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Party Recap, Film Event and Tours!

  2014 Six to Celebrate Launch Party!      The Rise & Fall of Penn Station:  A Screening Party Tuesday, February 18, 2014  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. / Short Program at 8:30 p.m. / Screening at 9:00 p.m.         The event will be held at: The Loft at Professor Thom’s Bar [...]

January Events: Party, Tour & Panels!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL January 2014, Volume 11, Number 4 2014 Six to Celebrate!!!   Meet the New Neighborhoods on Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm 208 West 13th Street                           Top from L-R: Forest Close, Queens; New York City’s Public Libraries; [...]

2014 Six to Celebrate Party, Continuing Education Panels, Have You Seen Any Historic Plaques?

    2014 Six to Celebrate!!!   HDC is thrilled to announce its 2014 Six to Celebrate, an annual listing of historic New York City neighborhoods and institutions that merit preservation attention. This is New York’s only citywide list of preservation priorities coming directly from the neighborhoods.   Launching in conjunction with the 2014 list [...]

HDC Co-Founder Bronson Binger Dies, Judge Rules Against NYU Expansion on Parks

Judge Rules NYU Expansion Plan Builds on Parks! In an important legal ruling, NYS Supreme Court Judge Donna Mills found that elements of the proposed NYU expansion plan would build on land which has long be used as public parkland, although not officially designated as such. It is possible to build on parkland but the [...]

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