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Six to Celebrate-The History and Endurance of New York City’s Carnegie and Branch Libraries- A Lecturer

(images courtesy of NYPL and HDC)   Join the Historic Districts Council for a presentation on the history of New York City’s Carnegie and branch libraries and their endurance into the present. (at the very first Carnegie Library built in New York City!) Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:30 PM Yorkville Branch of the New York [...]

Come On A Walking Tour With HDC!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 In This Issue: Secret Lives Tour: The Loew’s Valencia- October 4 Six to Celebrate Tour- Bronx and Harlem Carnegie Libraries- October 18 Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre Saturday, October 4, 2014  11:30 AM Following last year’s successful tour of the Loew’s United Palace Theatre on [...]

Six to Celebrate Feature: Madison Square North

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL September 2014, Volume 11, Number 4 MADISON SQUARE NORTH, MANHATTAN     The area immediately north of Madison Square Park has experienced many waves of development since the park opened in 1847. This layered history is still clearly seen when surveying the area’s historic architecture, which mostly dates to between [...]

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Six To Celebrate Tour- Forest Close, Queens-Pictures

Forest Close, Queens Saturday, June 7, 2014 (WALKING TOUR) Led by architectural historian Barry Lewis, this walking tour will cover some of the highlights of Forest Hills, one of the city’s most beautiful suburban-style communities developed in the early 20th century. Featured on the tour is Forest Close, a nook of 38 neo-Tudor houses surrounding a communal [...]

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Six To Celebrate Tours- Park Avenue, Manhattan-Pictures

Park Avenue, Manhattan Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (WALKING TOUR) After a years-long preservation campaign by a coalition of residents, activists and community groups, 2014 is Park Avenue’s year! In February, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held an important Historic District hearing to landmark Park Avenue’s unprotected blocks, and in April, the Commission voted to landmark the [...]

Six To Celebrate Tours- Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn-Pictures

Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Saturday, June 14, 2014(WALKING TOUR) A commercial thoroughfare for more than one hundred years, Atlantic Avenue is a diverse retail and dining destination connecting the historic neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Join us as tour guide Joe Svehlak leads this walking tour between 4th Avenue and Hicks Street, discussing Atlantic Avenue’s [...]

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Six to Celebrate Tour Pictures 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: June 14, 2014 (Joe Svehlak) SOLD OUT! View Pictures of the Atlantic Avenue Tour        Forest Close/Forest Hills: June 7,2014 (Barry Lewis) [...]

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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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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 [...]

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