A Fall Full of Fun With HDC

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2014, Volume 11, Number 4 In This Issue: Affordable Housing/ Historic Preservation A Roundtable Discussion- Sept 16 EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio Tour and Presentation- Sept 17 Six to Celebrate Walking Tour- Park Avenue- October 6 Additional Six to Celebrate Tours —————————————————————————————————— AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HISTORIC PRESERVATION: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION […]

HDC@LPC September 24, 2013

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 126478- Block 7900, lot 5- 7484 Amboy Road – James and Lucinda Bedell House, Individual Landmark A free-standing Second-Empire style residence built c. 1869-74. Application is to demolish existing additions and construct a new addition, install new paving, cellar access and mechanical equipment in the yard, […]

HDC@LPC December 11, 2012

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 136131- Block 8034, lot 7- 216 Beverly Road – Douglaston Historic District A Tudor Revival style house built in 1923. Application is to replace windows modify openings, and paint the façade. HDC approves of much of the work proposed, but we question the choice of white paint […]

HDC@LPC September 11, 2012

Item 1 LP – 2505 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN THE RAINBOW ROOM, 30 Rockefeller Center The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts, landmarks and buildings meriting preservation. The Rainbow Room is already a landmark in the hearts and minds of many throughout the world.  Built in the midst of […]

Six To Celebrate 2012: Port Morris Gantries-Photos

Neighborhood Partners of the Historic districts council

Don’t see your group’s name here, but want to be a Partner? Contact HDC for more information on the program. Addisleigh Park Civic Organization Alice Austen House Museum All Faiths Restoration & Beautification Program American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter Art Deco Society of New York Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation Auburndale Improvement Association Battery […]

Port Morris Gantries, The Bronx

In the South Bronx neighborhood of Port Morris, a pair of ferry gantries deteriorating in an empty lot may seem an eyesore to some, but the Friends of Brook Park sees them as the centerpiece to an engaging public space. Taking inspiration from other New York City waterside parks, this new park will combine recreation, […]

Van Cortlandt Village, The Bronx

                      Once the site of Revolutionary War-era Fort Independence, Van Cortlandt Village developed into a residential enclave in the 20th century. Built on a winding street plan designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, responding to the hills and views of the area, the neighborhood consists of […]

NYC H2O:Bronx River Bike Tour

Bronx River Bike TourSunday, June 12, 2011Soundview Park Did you know that the Bronx River Is NYC’s only true fresh water river?  It was considered a source for NYC’s drinking water in the early 1830’s. By the end of the 1800’s it was labeled “an open sewer.”  The river has made a comeback since the […]

April 5, 2011

Item 14 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 117194- Block 524, lot 66- 100-110 Bleecker Street – University Village, Individual Landmark A Brutalist style residential complex designed by James Ingo Freed of I.M. Pei & Associates and built in 1964-67. Application is to modify the landscape and install a playground and assorted fixtures. In 1965 […]

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