HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on January 23, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Item 1 128 Greenpoint Avenue – Greenpoint Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket #1918175 […]

Secret Lives Tour: E.R. Butler & Co. Decorative Hardware

Join HDC for a tour of E.R. Butler & Co.’s beautiful Prince Street building and impressive decorative hardware showrooms.   Behind the doors of many of New York’s most architecturally stunning façades, are equally elegant interiors. E.R. Butler & Co. has been designing, creating and distributing fine architectural hardware and decorative furnishings in the spirit […]

HDC's New Maps!! HDC’s new maps with our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods, Neighborhoods at risk, and recently designated districts. HDC is proud to work with so many diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. View our website for information on these and other neighborhoods HDC is working with.

St. Vincent’s Plan Revealed, NYU Long Term Plans, the Truth about Trump and more

St. Vincent’s/Rudin Development Plan Unveiled: On Wednesday, St. Vincent’s Hospital and developers the Rudin family unveiled their initial draft plans for a new hospital and several new luxury housing developments on the current St. Vincent’s Hospital site. The plan is to tear down all eight of their current hospital buildings east of 7th Avenue, and […]

Dancing on the Moon: Moondance Diner Saved!

From the Committee To Save The Moondance DinerMichael Perlman, Founder & Preservationist, (917) 446-7775, unlockthevault@hotmail.comKyle Supley, Preservationist, (518) 436-5167, plattforms@aol.comDaniel Zilka, American Diner Museum Exec. Dir. , (401) 723-4342, (401) 447-3703,, (incl. mission statement)Vince & Cheryl Pierce, Diner’s new owners, (307) 260-6503 HISTORIC MOONDANCE DINER TO BE SPARED: NYC’s Oldest Extant Diner!NEW YORK, […]

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Fundraiser to Save the MOONDANCE Diner: Oldest Extant Diner in NYC!

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 29, 2007) – A fundraiser to save the historic Moondance Diner, will be held on Thurs, May 3, 2007, from 6 PM to 9 PM at artist Ruth Litoff’s studio at 80 Varick Street, #9E (one block west of Moondance). Diner owner Sunis Sharma, concerned patrons, artists, preservationists, & community groups, […]

Historic Diner Needs a Home to Escape Demolition

Campaign To Save NYC’s Oldest Diner (Moondance):In Urgent Need of Vacant Lot For TransportMy name is Michael Perlman, and I am a preservationist who is launching an effort with the American Diner Museum, to spare NYC’s oldest extant diner, the Moondance Diner (ca. 1933 or earlier) from the wrecking ball. The diner is located in […]

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Report from the Rally Against the Condo-Hotel

from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, BIG CROWD RALLIES AGAINST TRUMP SOHO CONDO-HOTEL: Over 100 demonstrators,including Assemblymember Deborah Glick, City Council Zoning Subcommittee Chair Tony Avella, and representatives of City Councilmember Alan Gerson joined GVSHP, the SoHo Alliance, and more than a dozen community groups for a press conference this Sunday calling […]

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Demostration this Sunday against the Trump SoHo Condo-Hotel

DEMONSTRATION THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 4, at 1 pm AGAINST THE 45-STORY TRUMP SOHO ‘CONDO-HOTEL’ at Spring and Varick Streets * Tell the City to Stop Helping Trump and Start Protecting Our Neighborhoods and Enforcing Our Zoning Rules COME TO THE DEMONSTRATION: Please join us this Sunday, March 4 at 1 pm at Spring and Varick […]

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Trump’s at it again! Get ready to demonstrate on Sunday

Trump Caught Yet Again!: GVSHP has found the developers of the planned Trump SoHo Condo-Hotel yet again advertising their development as a ‘residence’ with ‘living spaces,’ in spite of explicit zoning restrictions prohibiting such a use, and repeated assurances from the City that this development would not violate the zoning for the area. GVSHP and […]

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