East Village

A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in the Village—and One New One!

2014 Pre-Confernce Tour Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon The 1960s renovation of the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village remains a milestone in adaptive reuse, but this tour will focus on new design in old buildings in the East Village.  We will start at a new branch in an old […]

HDC@LPC April 9, 2013

Item 14 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 138937- Block 527, lot 91- 27 Downing Street – Greenwich Village Extension II Historic District An American Round Arch style stable with apartments designed by Alfred Zucker and built in 1893 with major alterations in 1920, 1924, and 1925. Application is to construct a new rear façade […]

HDC@LPC – February 26, 2013

Item 14 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 136229- Block 230, lot 5- 321 Canal Street – SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District A Federal style rowhouse built in 1821, altered in the mid-19th century to accommodate a commercial ground floor. Application is to alter the façade and install new storefront infill, replace windows and alter the […]

HDC@LPC – January 22, 2013

Item 17 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 138879- Block 1257, lot 1- 476 Fifth Avenue – The New York Public Library, Individual Landmark A Beaux-Arts style library building designed by Carrere & Hastings and built in a 1898-1911. Application is to install rooftop mechanical equipment, replace windows, modify a window opening and modify the […]

HDC@LPC November 13, 2012

Item 40 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Manhattan 133914- Block 1406, lot 11- 123 East 71st Street – Upper East Side Historic District An Italianate style residence built c. 1865, and heavily altered in 1904 by Thomas Nash. Application is to construct a rooftop addition. HDC feels adding a mansard roof with dormers is certainly […]

Regarding the Proposed East Village Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before Manhattan Community Board Three Regarding the Proposed Designation of the Lower East Side/East Village Historic District July 26, 2011 Good evening, I am Simeon Bankoff, executive director of the Historic Districts Council. HDC is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We work with community groups throughout […]

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future – An HDC Panel at MCNY

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue The Village has been transformed over the centuries from farmland to row houses to tenements to luxury condominiums. How does a district that has long celebrated newcomers and defiant outsiders balance the old and […]

LPC Expands East Village Study Area

In May, the Landmarks Preservation Commission released a draft map of the proposed East Village Historic District. This proposal includes two separate sections: one is along Second Avenue from East 2nd Street up to Saint Marks Place and the other is the entire blockfront on the north side of East 10th Street between Avenues A […]

HDC joins coalition requesting new boundaries for East Village Historic District proposal

HDC is proud to join our neighborhood partners in calling for an expansion to the proposed boundaries in the Landmarks Preservation Commssion’s East Village Historic District study area. The proposal is going to be discussed tomorrow, 5/12/11 at Community Board 3’s Landmarks Subcommittee, which will meet at 6pm at Thursday, BRC Senior Services Center – […]

The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and Grandeur, Book Talk & Lecture – 3/31

Thursday March 31, 7:30pm BOOK PARTY / FORUM The Bowery: A History of Grit, Graft and Grandeur Eric Ferrara, Rob Hollander & David Mulkins Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15 Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers The Brecht Forum 451 West Street (West Side Highway) between Bank & Bethune Streets (212) 242-4201 http://brechtforum.org/civicrm/event/info?id=11879&reset=1 Neighborhood preservation, community preservation and cultural […]

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