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HDC Design Awards

HDC is seeking nominations for the 2014 Historic Districts Council Design Awards. Architects and owners may submit recently completed work, including alterations within historic districts and to historic buildings wherever in the city they may be. Historic buildings and districts change over time: an important part of our mission is to encourage changes of high [...]

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HDC@LPC August 6, 2013

Item 17 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 143218- Block 1406, lot 12- 127 East 71st Street – Upper East Side Historic District A house originally built c. 1865 and modified in the Modern style by Joseph D. Weiss in 1955. Application is to alter the front façade and areaway. Not much of a case [...]

HDC@LPC July 16, 2013

Item 20 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 141713- Block 11221, lot 77- 205 Columbus Avenue – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District A neo-Grec style flats building designed by Hubert & Pirsson and built in 1886-87. Application is to replace storefront infill and install signage. HDC finds the proposed, all glass storefront too [...]

HDC@LPC, April 23, 2013

Item 12 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 132604- Block 586, lot 7- 74 Wooster Street – SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District A factory designed by Charles Mattam and built in 1869. Application is to install new storefront infill, remove shutters, enlarge a light well and construct a rooftop addition. While HDC finds the storefront infill [...]

Nuts and Bolts! Four Centuries of Technical Preservation Issues in New York City Buildings

Title: Nuts and Bolts! Four Centuries of Technical Preservation Issues in New York City BuildingsLocation: 232 East 11th Street Link out: Click hereDescription: This course will examine restoration projects on buildings ranging from the 17th to the 20th century, looking at specific structures to represent the construction methods of each particular period. Presenters, including two [...]

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HDC@LPC April 2, 2013

Item 1 LP – 2530 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN THE MARINE MIDLAND BANK BUILDING, 140 Broadway The Marine Midland Bank Building on Lower Broadway was one of the first tall buildings to be constructed under the 1961 zoning ordinance.  Almost the definition of minimalism, the 52-story, flat tower without set backs or ornament rises 677 feet [...]

HDC’s Statement on the NYPL’s Central Library Plan

NYPL’s Central Library Plan The New York Public Library is an institution that embodies the altruistic principle that education is the great societal elevator. It was founded in the belief that everyone should have access to the resources necessary for self-improvement. Unfortunately, with the NYPL’s pursuit of the Central Library Plan, it appears that mission [...]

HDC@LPC March 19, 2013

Item 27 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 130682- Block 1407, lot 51- 150 East 73rd Street aka 1009-1017 Lexington – Upper East Side Extension Historic District A Colonial Revival style apartment building designed by Cross & Cross and built in 1922-23. Application is to establish a master plan governing the future replacement of windows. [...]

HDC@LPC – February 12, 2013

Item 1 LP – 2529 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN BIALYSTOKER HOME, 228-230 East Broadway HDC wholeheartedly supports the proposed landmarking of the Bialystoker Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing at 228 East Broadway.  The building has long been a favorite of preservationists and neighbors, but its future has been precarious since the closing of the institution. Originally [...]

Six To Celebrate 2013 Launch Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to learn more about the 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods we will be working with this year. Our intentions of bringing everyone together to connect, discover and educate one another on the preservation issues of theses neighborhoods was achieved.   HDC appreciates your continued support and dedication [...]

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