Now Hiring: Spanish-Language Fellow

Seize the opportunity to preserve, improve, and celebrate the places that make New York great Introducing the Spanish-Language Fellowship The Historic Districts Council was recently awarded funding by Governor Cuomo and the New York State Council on the Arts to hire a paid Spanish-language fellow to work on outreach, organizing, and education efforts in bilingual […]

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Meet Our New Advisers!

The Historic Districts Council would like to introduce the newest additions to our Board of Advisers               | The Historic Districts Council’s small professional staff is directed by our dedicated Board of Directors & Advisers, whose members represent over two dozen historic neighborhoods and are drawn from the fields of […]

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Saturday, September 26, 2015   Scavenger Hunt starts at 2:00 pm; Reception immediately following  at The Rambling House  Meet at the Work Gate, East 233rd Street between Katonah Avenue and Vireo Avenue (across from 329 E. 233rdStreet and one block west of Woodlawn’s main entrance at Webster Avenue) Take the 2 train to 233rd Street or […]

HDC@LPC – March 3, 2015

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 3 141 Clinton Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District 163916 – Block […]

HDC@LPC – October 21, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 155819- Block 76, lot 200- 1000A Richmond Terrace Building A, – Individual Landmark Historic District A Greek Revival style building designed by Richard Smyth and built in 1879-81. Application is to install banners and signage. The proposed aluminum signage is over-scaled and an excessive application to […]


 In This Issue: Grassroots Preservation Awards Invitation- June 4th  Grassroots Preservation Award Winners First Avenue Estate Hardship Denied! Graduate Thesis Presentations-  May 28th Secret Lives Tour- Roosevelt Island- June 10th  2014 Grassroots Preservation Awards     A native Forest Hills resident, Michael Perlman is the Chairman of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council. The Council works to preserve and commemorate […]

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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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