Streetscape

Historic Districts Without Terra-Cotta Street Signs: A Survey

The following correction appeared in today’s New York Times: “NEW YORK A picture on Tuesday with an article about neighborhoods’ long wait for historic district street signs was published in error. (It was also published in error on Sept. 30, 2007, with an article about a proposed historic-district designation for Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park.) The [...]

Channel 11 Covers Missing Historic District Street Signs

  HDC’s Simeon Bankoff talks to WPIX’s Stephanie Tsoflias about the lack of terra-cotta historic district street signs in some of New York’s designated historic districts.    

Missing Historic District Street Sign to Return to Jackson Heights

New York City’s historic districts are a heterogeneous bunch – ranging from the modest carriage houses of Shingle homes of Ditmas Park to the Beaux-Arts buildings of the Upper East Side, but most of them have at least one thing in common; terra-cotta street signs. These warm-brown signs, designed by Massimo Vignelli, are the first [...]

New Place Marking Signs in the Lower East Side

Dear Friends, We’re happy to announce the installation of our new “place marking” signs. Print out our map, take the F train to the Lower East Side, and take a look! Your Guide to the Lower East Side includes 28 new signs at six sidewalk locations that celebrate people, places, and community life on the [...]

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