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Six to Celebrate 2015 Party– February 3, 2015




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Preservation School:

Preservation School- Zoning 101 February 9, 2015

Preservation School-Architectural Photography- March 9, 2015





Preservation Trivia Night– January 21, 2015



HDC_printready_postcard1 copyConference- Landmarks @ 50 Honoring Our Past Imagining Our Future

Conference Tour- Brooklyn Army Terminal– March 7, 2015

Conference Tour- Classical Culture at Carnegie Hall- March 28, 2015

Cocktails at the Post Office: Adaptive Reuse of Public Institutions– March 25, 2015

Conference Tour- Village Institutions– March 21,2015

Tomorrow’s Yesterdays: Historic Districts of the Future- March 18,2015

Conference Tour-East Harlem Histories– March 14, 2015

Conference Panel Barack Obama Slept Here: Recognizing Today’s Sites of Cultural Significance- March 11, 2015

Conference Tour- Brooklyn Army Terminal: A Public Institution Transformed- March 7, 2015

Conference Keynote and Opening Reception-March 6, 2015


Lion-640Landmarks Lion Award- Andrew Scott Dolkart-November 19, 2014






STC_Logo_Web The History and Endurance of New York City’s Carnegie and Branch Libraries-October 29, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour– Historic Libraries in Harlem and the South Bronx-October 18, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour– Park Avenue-October 6, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour- Staten Island-September 27, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour- Madison Square North-September 14, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour-Historic Libraries in Chinatown-July 10, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour-Park Avenue June 17, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour– Atlantic Avenue- June 14, 2014

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour-Forest Close/ Forest Hills– June 7, 2014

Six to Celebrate 2014 Launch Party – January 29, 2014


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Preservation School:

Preservation School-State/National Register of Historic Places Designation-December 8, 2014

Preservation School –NYC Architectural Styles-November 10, 2014

Preservation School-Historic Building Research-October 15, 2014

 Preservation School– Preservation 101-September 8, 2014



Film Series:

‘In The Loft’- May 20, 2014

‘In The Tenement’-May 12, 2014

‘In the Streets’- May 6, 2014


Seminars / Lectures /Presentations/Films:

Continuing Education The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings-December 9, 2014

Taming Manhattan: An Illustrated Book Talk-November 25, 2014

Continuing Education- The Shore Thing– December 9, 2014

Our Vanishing Legacy: A Screening-October 21, 2014

Continuing Education- EverGreen Studio Tour and Presentation-September 17, 2014

North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City; An Illustrated Book Talk-August 5, 2014

Battle for Brooklyn Film and Atlantic Yards Panel Discussion– June 11, 2014

Graduate Thesis Presentations -May 28, 2014

Continuing Education:  New Design in Historic Districts- February 25, 2014

Continuing Education: Aches and Panes in Historic Window Work– February 11,2014

Continuing Education: Breathability – Insulation Options for Historic Buildings January 28, 2014

 Continuing Education: FISP- The New Face of Local Law 11– January 14, 2014


clock detailSecret Lives Tours: 

Secret Lives Tour: Loew’s Valencia Theatre– October 4, 2014

 Secret Lives Tour: Modernist Roosevelt Island– June 10, 2014

Secret Lives Tour: One Wall Street-February 26th, 2014

Secret Lives Tour: Hidden Collections at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library January 27, 2014


2014 Conference

Walking Tour- Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Nearly 50– April 5,2014

 2014 Preservation Conference: Walking Tour Douglaston’s New Designs– April 26th,2014

2014 Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places –March 7-8, 2014

Walking Tour- Brooklyn Academy of Music as New Design-March 9, 2014

Walking Tour- Modern Interventions in Park Slope-March 30, 2014

 Creative Approaches to Adaptive Reuse- A Walking Tour of the West Village-October 27, 2013

A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in the Village—and One New One!-October 4, 2013



The Rise & Fall of Penn Station: A Screening Party– February 18, 2014

Murals of New York City: An Illustrated Book Talk– May 15, 2014


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Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party– June 4, 2014








Six to Celebrate Kick-Off Party!-January 29, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking TourTribeca-October 9, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking TourLower East Side- October 6, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking TourTribeca-September 28, 2013

Six To Celebrate Bike Tour Bronx Parks System south Bronx loop-September 14, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour-East Village, Manhattan – June 29, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking TourGreenpoint, Brooklyn– July 18, 2013

Six To Celebrate Bike Tour– Bronx Parks System (north Bronx loop)-June 15, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour– Sunset Park, Brooklyn-July 13, 2013

Six To Celebrate Walking Tour-Harrison Street, Staten Island- May 11, 2013


clock detailSecret Lives Tours: 

Secret Lives Tour: United Palace Theater-October 22, 2013

Secret Lives Tour: ‘New Governors Island’– October 9, 2013

Secret Lives Tours:  The Four Seasons Restaurant-January 22, 2013



The Landmarks of New York: Now and the Future– November 7, 2013

Marking Spaces: New York City’s Historic Districts on the Panorama of the City of New York-April 14 2013

Past Leaders Look To The Future- April 25,2013


2013 Conference:

March 2, 2013 Preservation Fair

19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now!-Pre-Conference Panel Discussion:Preservation and Technology-February 20th

19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now!-Pre-Conference Panel Discussion:Landmarks Law: The Backbone of Preservation-February 27

19th Annual Preservation Conference Opening & Key Note SpeakerMarch 1st

19th Annual Preservation Conference Panels-March 2nd

19th Annual Preservation Conference Tours-March 3rd

 2013 Grassroots



23rd Annual Preservation Party and 14th Annual Grassroots Awards!- May 23, 2013



2013 Walking Tours

The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg-July 11, 2013
The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg-August 15,2013

Madison Square North Tour– August 9, 2013


Edward Durell Stone House, 130 East 64 Street

Cultural Medallions:

Albert Sprague Bard-September 23, 2013

Cultural Medallion- Harry Lloyd Hopkins-May 6, 2013




Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt-October 26, 2013

WORLD FAIR –Documentary and Discussion– June 12, 2013

Film Screening- ‘The Domino Effect’– April 29,2013




Monday Morning Coffee Talks

 Richard Dadey -October 7, 2013

 Carolyn Grossman– September 9, 2013

 Mary Beth Betts-Requests for Evaluation– May 6,2013

Permit Application Guide- April 1,2013

Coffee Talk: Elizabeth De Leon-February 4th, 2013

 Coffee Talk: Joseph LePique & Jeremy Woodoff– January 7, 2013


2012 Grassroots:

22nd Annual Preservation Party and 13th Annual Grassroots Awards!– June 5th, 2012




2012 Conference:

The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces

Keynote, Opening Night Reception with Charles A. Birnbaum-March 2, 2012

Conference Panels- March 3, 2012

Conference Tours- March 4, 2012


2012 Landmarks Lion Awards:

Landmarks Lion 2012

Historic Districts Council honored Roberta Brandes Gratz as Landmarks Lion at the Four Seasons restaurant on November 5th.




2012 Fall Film Series

coney-posterFall Series- “AT HOME IN UTOPIA”- January 10

 Fall Series-“CONEY ISLAND”-November 14th

Fall Series- “FLORENT, QUEEN OF THE MEATMARKET”-January 10, 2013




Cultural Medallions:


Edith Wharton House– October  5, 2011




Edward Durell Stone House-  March 1, 2012









2012 Six To Celebrate Launch Party:- January 18, 2012

Film Screening and Discussion: The Bungalows of Rockaway June 112012


Bay Ridge Tour -October 20th, 2012

Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn-September 15th, 2012

 Port Morris Gantries, Bronx-September 22nd, 2012

Van Cortlandt Village, Bronx-May 6, 2012

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn:- June 2,2012

Morningside Heights, Manhattan- July 9, 2012

Secret Lives Tours: 

Pomander Walk and Broadway Garden- September 6, 2012

Grand Central Terminal– August 15th, 2012



Seminars / Lectures /Presentations:

From Signs to Scenic Vistas: Aesthetic Regulation’s Unfinished Agenda– November 4, 2013

Sunnyside Gardens Historic District  Aluminaire House Proposal- September 12,2013

Knowledge of the Future: The Changing Face of New York City’s Public Library Systems-May 29, 2013

MidCentury (un)Modern May 21st, 2013

Continuing Education Series Passive House, Row House, Geothermal, Oh MY!March 13,2013

 The Landmarks of Tomorrow: Lincoln Center and the High Line-December 17, 2013

The Landmarks of New York-December 19, 2013

The Shore Thing-October 10th, 2012

Park Avenue in Context: Film Clips and a Discussion of the Midtown Rezoning-October 3rd, 2012

Learn about the New York State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit– February 14, 2012

St. John’s Church and New Construction in Historic Districts Today; A lecture by Stephen F. Byrns-May 4, 2012

The Battle of Bryant Park, 25 Years On:  A Discussion with Anthony Tung– March 8, 2012

Old is Green! An Informational Seminar“Green and Sustainable Architecture for Historic and Landmarked Buildings”-June 20, 2012



Monday Morning Coffee Talks

DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri-December 3rd,2012

Understanding NYC’s Home Improvement Business Law– October 1st,2012

Navigating the Board of Standards and Appeals-September 10,2012

Public Plazas-February 6, 2012

Historic Preservation for Low-Income Housing-December 5, 2011



Holiday Book Party, “New York Neon”– December 5, 2012


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