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2018 Six to Celebrate Launch Party

Come celebrate the new Six to Celebrate! Wednesday, February 8- Metropolitan College of New York Thursday, February 8, 2018 Metropolitan College of New York  60 West St, New York, NY 10006 REGISTER   Arthur Avenue, The Bronx Elmhurst, Queens Lower West Side, Manhattan Prospect Heights Apartment House District, Brooklyn Westchester Square, The Bronx Cultural Landmarks, Citywide

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Trivia Night!

Feb.21, 6:30-9:oo p.m. Please join us for trivia night in SoHo. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! FREE- Space is limited, registration is required REGISTER   What do you need? At least 1 team member with an iPhone (iOS 10.0+) Urban Archive App (download here) Schedule 6:30 – 7:00pm: Registration 7:00 – 8:00pm: Trivia! […]

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Greater Gotham book talk with author Mike Wallace

 The sequel to Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 FREE- Friday, January 26; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 26  6:00-8:00 p.m. Neighborhood Preservation Center – 232 East 11th Street Join HDC and author Mike Wallace for a talk about the his new book, Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919, which is a […]

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Preservation in the News

Preservationists Thrilled East New York’s Empire State Dairy Landmarked, Say More Needs Saving by Craig Hubert East New York is “an area whose history is profoundly underserved by official recognition and greatly at risk from the City’s plan,” Simeon Bankoff, executive director of preservation advocacy group Historic Districts Council, told Brownstoner, referring to the recent rezoning. “We […]

Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

Historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years by gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), the principal lobbyist for […]

A Study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage

Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes Prepared for the Historic Districts Council Belgian block streets are still found in every corner of New York, sometimes paving an entire street or other times, only being revealed by some pavement which has worn off, revealing the roadbeds of the past. These streets are found both inside and outside of […]

Rooftop Addition to Hopper-Gibbons House Denied!

~HDC thanks Friends of LaMartine Place, our elected officials, our partner organizations, and the LPC~ On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 the Landmarks Preservation Commission denied the application to legalize the fifth story addition on the designed Hopper-Gibbons House aka 339 West 29th Street! We would like to thank Grassroots Preservation Award Winners Friends of the Hopper-Gibbons […]

Six to Celebrate App

  HDC now has a Six to Celebrate app! All the amazing information in the walking tour brochures is now available right on your phone (or tablet). You can learn about the history of each Six to Celebrate neighborhood along with additional information about specific sites within each neighborhood. Now all you have to do is […]

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New Research From HDC!

Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More) Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts. Until now. The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the […]

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HDC Infographic!

Learn how historic preservation creates jobs, drives tourism, and supports local economies across NYC. Preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is good for New York City. Most New Yorkers believe this to be true in their hearts, but it is sometimes helpful to have the facts to back it up. In response, the Historic Districts Council created a series […]

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