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HDC Testimony on Revised LPC Rules Change

LPC Rules Public Hearing Tuesday, October 16th (afternoon, time tbd) Landmarks Preservation Commission, 9th floor, One Centre Street (the Municipal Building) Manhattan Over the course of 2018, HDC and our partner organizations met with LPC staff to discuss the agency’s proposal for a Rules change. The LPC’s Rules dictate how the agency regulates landmarked properties. […]

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Historic Signs and Storefronts of Yorkville: Reminders of an Immigrant Enclave

Watch the tour online: View with Spanish translation below:   This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Additional support is provided by New York City Council Member Ben Kallos.          

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East Harlem and Yorkville: Scavenger Hunt & Spanish Publication Launch

Photos from Scavenger Hunt & Spanish Language Publication Launch Urban Archive Scavenger Hunt (Permanently available on the Urban Archive app) Six to Celebrate Spanish Language Guidebooks See PDF versions of the guidebooks at this link by clicking the cover image for each neighborhood.   This program is supported by public funds from the New York City […]

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URGENT- Proposed Bill to Lift FAR Cap

UPDATE: This bill was not voted on. No to bill S.6760  On behalf of the Historic Districts Council and our partner organizations, we implore you to contact your Senator and tell her/him to veto bill S.6760 which would lift the current State cap (FAR 12) for residential development. This bill has not been vetted to […]

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STC Spanish Brochure Launch & Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt

RAIN DATE- June 16, 2018 – Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. | 2-5 p.m. Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem in honor of the release of the Spanish versions of our Yorkville and East Harlem walking tour brochures! Prizes will be awarded […]

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HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on April 17, 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 3 800 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn – Saint George’s Protestant Episcopal Church – […]

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DOT on Paving: Belgian Blocks will not be removed!

 Learn about Belgium block, cobble st A study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes   Last week, HDC released the first of its kind report about historic paving in New York City. First responding to our report, Crain’s released a story early Monday morning stating that the beloved Belgian blocks […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on July 25, 2017

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. Preservation Department Public Hearing Agenda Item 3 126 East 73rd Street – Upper East […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on June 13, 2017

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 1 577 Vanderbilt Avenue – Prospect Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on May 23, 2017

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 1 204 6th Avenue – Park Slope Historic District Extension II CERTIFICATE OF […]

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