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Yorkville/East Harlem Scavenger Hunt

Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. | May 19th, 2018 | 2-5 p.m. Please join us for a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! When May 19, 2018 at 2:00PM Where Yorkville and East Harlem Roughly 2 miles of walking. […]

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Preservation School: Spring 2018

Join us for the spring 2018 series : Making a Strong Case for a Historic District – Wed. evenings in May Join us for the spring 2018 series: Making a Strong Case for a Historic District   The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a […]

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Joint Letter Requesting the Withdrawal of the Proposed LPC Rules Changes

We urge the LPC to withdraw the proposed Rules Amendments, about which we have serious concerns READ PDF

HDC’s Comprehensive Analysis of LPC Rules

Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest LPC Rules change under consideration. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest Rules change […]

2018 Conference Tours

March 18- April 29: Post-Modern Midtown, Ridgewood Reservoir, Kew Gardens, Loew’s 175th Street Theater Saturday, April 14, 10:30AM        Ridgewood Reservoir The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it […]

Introducing the 2018 Six to Celebrate!

~These six groups from all five boroughs will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy over a yearlong period~   Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period.   Arthur Avenue, The Bronx Arthur Avenue, the long-time home of The […]

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 […]

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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