News & Media

Top HDC stories:

NYU 2031:

NYU, City, State Sued Over NYU’s Giant 2031 Expansion Plan: Gothamist, September 25, 2012

City Is Sued Over Approval of N.Y.U. Expansion Plan: New York Time, September 25, 2012

Cutting Scott Stringer: Critics Claim Borough President’s NYU Compromise Falls Short, Some Prepare Legal Action: New York Observer, April 12,2012

Anti-N.Y.U. plan coalition demands hearing by Stringer: Downtown Express, April 4, 2012

Groups Challenging NYU’s Proposed Expansion in Greenwich Village Hire Gibson Dunn: Market Watch, April 11, 2012

Urban Planning Experts Debate NYU 2031: New York Press, April 4, 2012

Battle REBNY

Re:Neighborhood Values: NY Post, July 5, 2014

Demolition freeze may cover 80% of the city: Crains, April 14, 2014

The Historic Districts Council says the city’s historic districts are not to blame for the shortage of affordable housing: Daily News, February 26, 2014

The NY Real Estate Board’s 50-Year War on Landmarks: New york History Blog, 

Landlords take aim at rampant landmarking: Crains New York, July 11, 2013

Landmark advocates recall Alamo-like efforts: Chelsea Now, November 3, 2012

HDC: Proposed Legislation Would Undermine the Landmarks Preservation Commission: City Land, October 5, 2012

New York Landmark Status Misused, Says Group Preservationists say New York’s history under attack: Epoch Times, June 21, 2012

Preservationists Issue Rallying Cry, Prepare to Save Landmarks Law from Big Real Estate: New York Observer, June 14th, 2012

11 bills 1 Day: The Threat to the Landmarks Law

Real Estate Bigs Ready Wrecking Ball for Landmarks Laws: Curbed, June 7, 2012

Historians blast landmarking bills; Comrie says LPC wants total control despite best interests of landowners: Queens Chronicle: May 8,2012

A Quiet War on Landmarks, or Fixing the Problems with the Preservation Commission?: New York Observer, May 2, 2012

LPC speaks out against controversial landmarks bills: The Real Deal New York City Real Estate News, May 2, 2012

Proposed Bill a ‘Deliberate Attack’ on Landmarks Law, Opponents Say: DNAinfo, May 2, 2012

City Council About to Knee-cap Landmarks Preservation?: Curbed, May 1, 2012

Preservationists upset about series of Landmarks bills to go before City Council: The Real Deal New York City Real Estate News, May 01, 2012

Landmarks Lion 2012:

Preservationists roar approval of new ‘Lion’ Gratz: The Villager, November 15, 2012

Cultural Medallion:

Recognition for E.D. Stone’s bold townhouse: DOCOMOMO US/NEW YORK TRI-STATE, March 19, 2012

Conference:

2014:

HONORS> HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL DESIGN AWARDS: Architects Newspaper,  May 7, 2014

2012:

Park advocates’ table talk: Gay City News, March 06, 2012

SPURA on Display; Annual Preservation Conference Announced: Curbed, January 30, 2012

Green Zoning:

The answer isn’t blowin’ in the wind, not at C.B. 2: The Villager, March 1, 2012

Wind Turbines Will Bring Blight, Preservationists Say: DNAinfo, February 29, 2012


HDC Partner News:

Who Says the Landmarks Preservation Commission Is Out of Control? Not Clinton Hill: New york Observer, June 8, 2012

The Twelve Tribes At The Bialystoker Home: Jewish Press, March 15th, 2012


NYC Preservation:

Decoding New York: Unearthing Treasures Beneath New York’s Streets: New York Decoder,  September 1, 2014

Scientists recreate old beer they dug up in Chinatown: New York Post, August 27, 2014

As New York City property values surge, historic sites reduced to memories: Reuters, July 23, 2014

DIGGING UP DIRT IN NYC: Narrativly, April 25, 2014

Demolished Club Casts a Long Shadow: April 10, 2014

One Step Behind the Bulldozers: New York Magazine, May 26, 2013

The New York Post Decries “Preservation Fools”:  Bowery Boogie, February 20th, 2013

Preserving monuments to the city’s ‘greatness’: Daily News, June 17, 2012

The 10 Best and Worst Landmarks Critiques of All Time: Curbed, October 11, 2012,


Borough News:

Brooklyn:

Ratner, Gilmartin & the MAS Onassis Medal: selective memory, glitzy gala, and enduring dismay- Atlantic Yards Report, June 16, 2014

Ratner wins prize for best … preservationist?-The Brooklyn Paper, June 13, 2014

Brooklyn’s Historic Churches Disappear to Make Way for Condos- DNAinfo, June 17, 2014

Five city firehouses headed for landmark status-NY Daily News,  February 12, 2013

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood- Atlantic Avenue:

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 MEETS: BROOKLYN NAVY YARD’S PLANNED EXPANSION AND CB2 VOTES TO OVERSEE ALL OF ATLANTIC YARDS: The Brooklyn Reader, March 29, 2014

 

Bay Ridge:

Spare Times for June 1 — 7: New York Times, May 31, 2012

Bedford-Stuyvesant:

Bedford-Stuyvesant Historic District Triples in Size: New York Times, April 16, 2013

In Effort to Preserve Bedford-Stuyvesant, Some Ask: For Whom?: New York Times, January 16, 2013

Insights Into Historic Preservation: Bed-Stuy Patch, May 26, 2012

Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District:
City Council Approves New Districts and Landmarks; More!: Curbed, February 1, 2012
REBNY ups efforts to quash Bklyn landmarking: Crains New York, January 18, 2012

NYC’s Top Six Neighborhoods for Historic Preservation (Part II) Victorian suburbs in urban Brooklyn, Epoch Times, January 19, 2012

Some in Brooklyn Co-op Oppose Historic District Plan: New York Times, December 14, 2010,

Brooklyn Heights: 

Phone maligned: Preservationists blast Verizon’s Heights storefront: The Brooklyn Paper, April 22, 2013

Montague Street’s Verizon Wireless Storefront Riling Preservationists:  Brooklyn Heights Blog, April 22, 2013

Gowanus:

Market Nears A Landmark: Wall Street Journal, Mar. 29, 2012

Brooklyn Whole Foods faces City Council next week: The Read Deal, March 29, 2012

Gowanus Whole Foods to rise feet from landmarked Coignet building, which will get repairs: NY Daily News, March 4, 2012

Preserving the Gowanus Canal Urban Industrial District, Uploaded by on Feb 26, 2012

HDC Pushes Against Coignet Stone Lot Reduction: Brownstoner, February 2, 2012

Park Slope

Park Slope Group Sues Hospital Over Proposed Expansion: Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2014

Six To Celebrate Neighborhood- Sunset Park: 

Sunset Park and Greenpoint on prestigious “Six to Celebrate” neighborhood list : NY Daily News, January 3, 2013

Six To Celebrate Neighborhood- Victorian Flatbush:

Victorian Brooklyn Neighborhood Seeks Historic Status: NY1, June 10, 2013

Victorian Flatbush community seeks full landmarking: News 12 Brooklyn, June 9, 2013

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood- Greenpoint:

Greenpoint: Has the sale of the former Harte & Co. factory closed? Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 9, 2014

Williamsburg

Handicap ramp blocked at Dime Savings Bank: The Brooklyn Paper, October 10, 2013


Bronx:

Five city firehouses headed for landmark status-NY Daily News,  February 12, 2013

Grand Concourse Historic District

City Council Approves New Districts and Landmarks; More!: Curbed, February 1, 2012


Manhattan:

33 threatened buildings named in midtown east: Crain’s New York, January 29, 2013

Field Trip: Behind the Scenes at Grand Central Terminal: Tribeca Citizen, September 6, 2012

Piece Of New York’s Original Penn Station Hides In Plain Sight … Inside Today’s Penn Station: Transportation Nation, August 5, 2012

Beyond-the-Grid Manhattan: The New York Times, June 15, 2012

East Village: 

Greenwich Village Historic Districts

Cutting Scott Stringer: Critics Claim Borough President’s NYU Compromise Falls Short, Some Prepare Legal Action: New York Observer, April 12,2012

Anti-N.Y.U. plan coalition demands hearing by Stringer: Downtown Express, April 4, 2012

Groups Challenging NYU’s Proposed Expansion in Greenwich Village Hire Gibson Dunn: Market Watch, April 11, 2012

Urban Planning Experts Debate NYU 2031: New York Press, April 4, 2012

City Council Approves New Districts and Landmarks; More!: Curbed, February 1, 2012

Harlem

Rangel Center Expansion Plan Skips Community Board, Angering Residents: DNAinfo, November 27,2013

Landmark church in peril: New York Post, June 17, 2012

City Council Approves New Districts and Landmarks; More!: Curbed, February 1, 2012

Central Harlem Landmark Plan to Push for New Historic Districts, DNAinfo, May 4, 2012

Ladies’ Mile HD

LPC Likely to Protect Ladies’ Mile Buildings From Demolition: Chlsea Now, April 3, 2014

Lower East Side/ East Village HD

LPC Likely to Protect Ladies’ Mile Buildings From Demolition: Chelsae Now, April 9, 2014

Yes, make bones about it: Grave moment for church: The Villager, May 30, 2013

‘A special building’: Landmarks O.K.’s Bialystoker Home: The Villager, May 23, 2013

Landmarks O.K.’s Meseritz plan, but with some revisions: The Villager, April 18, 2013

Midtown:

Midtown East Steering Committee to Make Everyone Happy: The New York Observer, July 10, 2014

Midtown east rezoning takes first step: Crain’s New York ,  

Save the New York Public Library!: The Nation, April 17, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright’s auto showroom is no more: Salon, April 17, 2013

Major preservation group calls NYPL plan “real estate deal,” demands library reconsider: Ebooks On Crack, March 29, 2013

Landmark loonies throw bricks at Mayor Bloomberg’s Midtown East rezoning plan: NY Daily News, March 25, 2013

NoHo

New Plan Proposed  for Partially-Constructed Building: CityLand December 2, 2013

Upper East Side:

Yorkville Bank Building: Curbed, March 26, 2012

Upper West Side:

Landmarks Rejects 16-Story Condo Beside Historic UWS Hotel: Curbed, July 23, 2014

O’Donnell, locals continue to oppose St. John’s expansion: Columbia Spectator, April 5, 2012

Wine Bar Thwarted by Wealthy Residents Now Clashes With Preservationists: DNAinfo, February 22, 2012

Tribeca

Six To Celebrate- Tribeca Trust: Trust but landmark Tribeca , Downtown Express, November 7, 2013

Individual Landmark- 361 Broadway – James S. White Building, Individual Landmark

Two-Story Top to Tribeca Landmark Building Gets Glowing Approval: The Tribeca Trib, June 6, 2012

Individual Landmark- The Merchant’s House Museum

Reps of hotel project by Merchant’s House have criminal past: The Villager, June 7, 2012

Tribeca East Historic District

In the News: Parade Report: Tribeca Citizen, February 7, 2012

Tribeca West Historic District

Tribeca’s Mini-Condo Tops Out at 137 Franklin Street: Curbed, March 19, 2012

SoHo

Nearly 200-year old Canal Street buildings set for facelift: The Read Deal, July 29, 2013

 Residential Redevelopment of Former Orphanage Considered: City Land, OCtober 11, 2013

South Street Seaport:

City says no to landmarking Seaport building, leaving door open to demolition: Downtown Express, September 9, 2013

New Amsterdam Market will return this summer: Downtown Express, May 29, 2013

L.P.C. applauds Pier 17 proposal but asks to see more: Downtown Express, May 2, 2012

Does Pier 17 Deserve Another Chance?: New York Times, April 17, 2012

Landmarks Commission Praises Seaport Redevelopment Plan: DNAinfo, April 17, 2012

Big Remake of Pier 17 Mall Looks Headed for Landmarks Approval: Tribeca Trib, Aril 18,2012


Queens:

Douglaston–LittleNeck Historic District

Historical Society Will Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Douglaston’s Designation on May 9: Douglaston-LittleNeck Patch, April 26, 2012

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Forest Close

Closer look at two significant neighborhoods: Forest Hills/ Rego Park Times, June 11, 2014

Forest Hills enclave honored by the city : The Chronicle, January 30,2014

Historic District Council hopes to protect Forest Close’s architecture:  The Times Ledger, January 20, 2014

HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL CELEBRATES FOREST HILLS BLOCK: The Forum, January 16, 2014

Forest Close In Forest Hills Named Historic Priority Area: Gazette, January 15, 2014

Forest Park:

Preservationists await landmarking decision on Forest Park Carousel: Times Newsweekly,  June 14, 2013

Vote Coming On Carousel Landmark: Times Newsweekly,  June 13, 2013

Far Rockaway

Rockaway bungalows put on historic state registry: Times Ledger, June 18, 2013

Five city firehouses headed for landmark status:NY Daily News,  February 12, 2013

In Far Rockaway, Recognition for Bungalows: Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2013

Far Rockaway Bungalows Offer Welcome Escape for Beach-Starved City Dwellers: DNAinfo, January 30, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Decision put off on burial ground, Landmarks Preservation panel delays ruling on Brinckerhoff case: Queens Chronicle, June 28, 2012

Colonial-era cemetery facing landmarks hearing: NYDaily News, Friday, May 11, 2012

Sunnyside Gardens

Sunnyside Gardens residents seek to foil metal Aluminaire House from coming to their historic district : Daily News, September 11, 2013

Building Blocks: In Queens, Now May Not Be Time for an Old House of the Future: 1 Caribbean Radio, September 18, 2013


Staten Island:

Stapleton

Public Hearing Held on Potential Harrison Street Historic District: City Land, January 17, 2013

Stapleton tuck-away being eyed for historic district status: Staten Island Advance, Friday, May 18, 2012,


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