• 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 Tour- West Chelsea Street Art and Graffiti

    Join HDC’s own street artist- turned- tour guide Patrick Waldo on this walking tour of West Chelsea, exploring graffiti, street art, and legal public art. West Chelsea Street Art and Graffiti Tour Friday, June 23, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm For more information and to register go to our Six to Celebrate website 

  • Six to Celebrate Tour- Corona-East Elmhurst Walking Tour

    On this two-hour tour we will explore the cultural aspects of Corona-East Elmhurst’s heritage- June 10th Saturday, June 10, 2017 11am-1pm For more information and to register go to our Six to Celebrate website 

  • 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 […]

  • YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: THREE TOURS

    Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at the immigrant history of the Upper East Side of Manhattan YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: Saturday, April 1 at 2:00PM Saturday, May 6 at 2:00PM Saturday, June 3 at 2:00PM   Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at a curiously under-recognized swatch of New […]

  • Preservation in the News

    How a Mott Haven Man Tries to Preserve His Neighborhood Brooks said some of his neighbors, who have lived in their homes since the 1950s and 1960s, paid $16,000 to $18,000 for their property, and have no mortgage. And Brooks wants these people to stay. “I noticed there was always an interest in what’s new, […]

  • 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 […]

  • East Midtown Rezoning- List of Designated Buildings

    Update: The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to calendar 12 buildings in East Midtown The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the Citicorp Center, 601 Lexington Avenue in East Midtown on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate 11 buildings in East Midtown on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Minnie E. […]

  • Free Monthly Land Use Clinics!

    Do you have questions about creating landmarks and historic districts, working with the Landmarks Commission and Department of Buildings, or common zoning and land use issues? Join us for free monthly land use clinics on the second and third Thursdays of each month to get your questions answered! Call each Councilman’s office directly to reserve […]

  • 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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