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League of Preservation Voters

The New York City General Election is on November 7, 2017- Read HDC’s City Council voter guide today! The Historic Districts Council League of Preservation Voters initiative was developed to bring communities and elected officials together to preserve the historic character that makes each neighborhood unique. The League aims to engage and educate voters and candidates […]

City Council District 2 Candidates Forum

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WEST SIDE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM

~~Hear From Your City Council Candidates.  Make Your Voice Heard. Monday, July 31st 6:00 pm- CD6~~ The Balance Between Land Use and Quality of Life Co-hosted by  The Historic Districts Council, LANDMARK WEST!,   and Fordham University Monday, July 31, 6:00pm This event is FREE but we ask that you RSVP HERE. All 51 City Council seats are up […]

Why City Council’s Proposed Bill Intro 775 is Detrimental to Landmarks

Update: Mayor de Blasio singed Intro 775-A into law on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Click here for more information on Intro 775-A Below is a memo in opposition to Intro 775, the bill which aims to halt landmarks designations.  There will be a hearing on Wednesday, September 9th at  11am in the City Council Chambers at […]

Analysis of the Effects of Intro. 775 on Landmark Designation

As proposed, Intro. 775 mandates for the consideration of historic districts the Landmarks Preservation Commission has: • 12 months from a vote to calendar to hold a public hearing • 12 months from the public hearing to vote to designate or the district cannot be acted upon for five years. While the City Council’s own dataset […]

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, […]

E-BULLETIN- Postponed-Coffee Talk; Fun- World Fair Screening, 6TC Bike Tour; Important- City Council Meeting for Flushing Meadows Corona Park

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL May 2013, Volume 10, Number 9             Thank You to everyone who made the Grassroots Preservation Awards 2013 an AMAZING event! We could not have done it with your help and support!  Special thanks especially to the Village Community School and its architect Leo Blackman for hosting us […]

Committee to Save the New York Public Library: The Central Library Plan

The Truth About the Central Library Plan Executive Summary The Central Library Plan (CLP) would close and sell two major public libraries – the Mid-Manhattan branch and the Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL) – and consolidate their functions within the 42nd Street Research Library building. To accomplish this, the Research Library’s seven-story book stacks […]

HDC on the NYU Expansion Plan

Statement of the Historic Districts Council City Council June 29, 2012 Regarding the  New York University expansion plan The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s historic neighborhoods.  HDC stands with the Greenwich Village community leaders, residents, preservationists and others in opposing New York University’s plans to expand in the designed open […]

What the City Council Proposals Really Mean

The City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday, May 2 at 10am at 250 Broadway to contemplate 11 bills which, if passed, will greatly change the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in some very damaging ways. The first batch of bills are ones which were previously proposed and have been sitting in committee […]

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