Anthony C. Wood

Tear Down the Chrysler Building?

City Land Commentary  •  Anthony C. Wood Over 50 years ago New York City was losing its beloved landmarks (Pennsylvania Station, the Brokaw Mansion, the Savoy-Plaza being only a few on that long list) and facing the bleak prospect of losing even more. Finally after decades of civic advocacy, creative thinking, and painful losses, there was enough […]

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E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 7 Monday Morning Coffee Talk: Governors Island At A Crossroads: A Peek At Plans For The Island’s Future Monday, November 4th 8:30 AM – 10 AM FREE!   Governors Island, a rich and storied resource in the middle of New York Harbor, is at a […]

From Signs to Scenic Vistas: Aesthetic Regulation’s Unfinished Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2013 The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street) New York City RSVP to info@nypap.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  In 1913, the first step was taken in New York City to advance the then radical concept that a city could regulate aesthetics on the grounds of “public beauty.” This notion took the form of a […]

The Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt

Join HDC in a fun day commemorating  Battle of Long Island aka The Battle of Brooklyn Saturday October 26, 2013 Registration open from 11:30 am – 1pm Western Entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery 35th Street and Fourth Avenue One of the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Battle of Long Island) took […]

In the Beginning: The Creation of the Historic Districts Council

http://hdc.org/lectures-founders.htm HDC Founders Party: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6-8pm: The Players Club;16 Gramercy ParkCocktail Reception, followed by Discussion The event will feature a conversation with some of the influential founders and early leaders of the Historic Districts Council, including Kent Barwick, Bronson Binger, Michael Gruen and Lorna Nowve. The discussion, moderated by HDC Chairman Emeritus […]

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