Bill de Blasio

New York Public Library Drops Plan to Destroy Book Stacks

Details for Renovations Still Unclear In a stunning turn-around on Wednesday, it was announced that the New York Public Library has abandoned the majority of the controversial Central Library Plan and would be retaining (and renovating) the Mid Manhattan Library building and not removing the integral book stacks which form the heart of the 42nd […]

A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

It is the Historic Districts Council’s firm belief, backed up by decades of observation, that the New York City Landmarks Law and the Commission empowered by it have enhanced and improved New York City.  Landmark designation stabilizes neighborhoods, enhances property values, empowers communities and attracts private investment into the city. More importantly, landmarks and historic […]

E-bulletin: Midtown East Rezoning Sent Back to the Drawing Board!

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL November 2013, Volume 10, Number 6 Midtown East Rezoning Sent Back to the Drawing Board! Last night, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council member Dan Garodnick announced that they would not support the current rezoning proposal for Midtown East; citing “among other issues, we remain concerned with the price, […]

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