Six To Celebrate 2014

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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 […]

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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2014 Six to Celebrate Tour Pictures

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) SOLD OUT!! […]

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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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 […]

Party Recap, Film Event and Tours!

  2014 Six to Celebrate Launch Party!      Last night the Historic Districts Council officially welcomed the 2014 Six to Celebrate groups from Atlantic Avenue, Forest Close, Historic Staten Island Cemeteries, Madison Square North, Park Avenue and New York City Libraries! Together with advocates from this year’s groups, previous Six to Celebrate groups and […]

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