Six To Celebrate 2013




Six To Celebrate 2013 Neighborhoods:

HDC held tours of each of each Six To Celebrate neighborhood over the spring/summer of 2013. To read more and view pictures of these tours click here 

Rocking Stone, Bronx Park, about 1895

Bronx Parks System, The Bronx ; Rocking Stone, Bronx Park, about 1895
photo credit : JFGryphon, Flickr


Bronx Parks System, The Bronx


In 1888, more than four thousand acres was designated as parkland in The Bronx in anticipation of New York City’s northern growth.  This enormous public investment guided the development and planning of the borough to become a livable place for people of modest means.  The Bronx Parks 125 Anniversary Committee is marking this anniversary with a series of programs that will support and promote the borough’s parks and the partnerships that maintain them.

Donate to Bronx Park 125 



NW corner of Hester and Ludlow-sm

East Village/Lower East Side, Manhattan; NW corner of Hester and Ludlow



East Village/Lower East Side, Manhattan

Home to waves of immigrants as well as avant-garde artists and progressive political movements, the East Village and Lower East Side have always been colorful pieces of New York City’s history.  While two small historic districts were recently designated in the area, the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative is continuing to work toward protecting and promoting more of this vibrant neighborhood.








Greenpoint, Brooklyn; Preservation Greenpoint



Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Greenpoint’s historic factory buildings and modest workers’ housing are strong reminders of Brooklyn’s role as a powerful industrial center during the last half of the 19th century.  The newly-formed group Preservation Greenpoint is looking to engage their neighbors in order to better recognize their community’s history and protect its historic architecture.

Donate To Preservation Greenpoint




Harrison Street, Staten Island

Built primarily for working-class families, Harrison Street in Stapleton is a mid-to-late-19th century residential enclave of modest houses designed in Italianate, Greek Revival and other Victorian-era styles.  The Mud Lane Society for the Renaissance of Stapleton has been working diligently for years to gain landmark status for this area in order to preserve and improve this unique corner of the city.








Sunset Park Landmarks Committee, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Sunset Park Landmarks Committee, Sunset Park, Brooklyn


Sunset Park, Brooklyn


Elegantly-detailed rowhouses constructed for middle- and working-class families at the turn of the 20th century line the streets of Sunset Park, one of New York City’s largest National Register Historic Districts.  The neighborhood also boasts a number of impressive religious and institutional buildings.  The Sunset Park Landmarks Committee seeks to celebrate and protect their neighborhood’s historical and architectural significance.

Donate to the Sunset Park Landmarks Committee 




Tribeca, Manhattan; Tribeca Trust


Tribeca, Manhattan


One of New York City’s most notable neighborhoods, Tribeca’s spectacular collection of 19th-century mercantile architecture found new life as a vibrant residential and commercial area thanks to preservation efforts in the 1980’s.  The newly-organized Tribeca Trust is campaigning to continue these efforts and involve new and old residents in the protection and future of their community.

Donate to Tribeca Trust






Six to Celebrate is generously supported by The New York Community Trust.

Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided by New York City Councilmembers Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.

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