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Manhattan Borough President’s Office Proposed Backlog Action Plan for the LPC

April 2, 2015 PROPOSED BACKLOG ACTION PLAN FOR THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION (LPC) Over the last year, my office has met with a number of stakeholders: New York Landmarks Conservancy, Historic Districts Council, Municipal Art Society, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmark West!, and the Real Estate Board […]

NY State Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Case Against NYU Expansion Plan

For Immediate Release:     February 24, 2015 Contact:  Linda Cronin-Gross or Sonya Landau, LCG Communications: o: 718.853.5568; linda@lcgcommunications.com, (c: 917.767.1141); sonya@lcgcommunications.com, (c: 520.204.3390) BREAKING NY State Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Case Against NYU Expansion Plan; Could Save Village Parks From Destruction, Affect Countless Parks and Open Spaces in the City and State; Actor and Activist Ruffalo Lauds Court’s […]

Leo J. Blackman Appointed Historic Districts Council’s President

   The Historic Districts Council, the advocate for New York City’s historic neighborhoods, is pleased to announce the election of Leo J. Blackman as the new board president. Mr. Blackman has a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University with an emphasis on Historic Preservation and has over twenty-five years of experience in architectural design and […]

HDC@LPC July 22, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 156207- Block 8040, lot 68- 102 Shore Road – Douglaston Historic District A Colonial Revival style house designed by H.H. Ross and built in 1908, and a freestanding garage built in 1910. Application is to alter fenestration, install new railings, create a new exterior stair and install […]

E-Bulletin- Tour the Hidden Collections at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL December 2013, Volume 10, Number 1    Monday Morning Coffee Talks: What’s Next for the Landmarks Preservation Commission in a New Administration? Monday, December 9th 8:30 AM – 10 AM FREE! With the results of the 2013 city government elections in, attention now turns toward what might happen next. The […]

E-bulletin: Oh The Many Things You’ll See!!

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL November 2013, Volume 10, Number 5 Greenpoint Brooklyn, Walking tour Saturday, November 17th   2:00PM – 4:00PM With Francis Morrone Following on the success of HDC’s Six to Celebrate tour of Greenpoint back in July, we are pleased to announce a second tour of this fascinating neighborhood! This time, focus […]

PRESERVATION NOW! 19th Annual Preservation Conference Video

2013 Preservation Conference- Preservation Now! Video from the HDC 2013 Preservation Conference, held March 1-3 2013

Six To Celebrate 2012: Morningside Heights Photos

The turn out for last night’s event was great! The weather was perfect, Andrew Dolkart was an incredible tour-guide and our guests were enthusiastic.  Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming HDC events.

Art Deco/ WPA design in Isham and Inwood Hill Parks

A slide lecture ending in a walking tour with Pat Courtney.  Take a look at the Art Deco/WPA era design and structures in both parks.  Learn of the designers discovered during the process of the study for potential historic districts in Inwood which was selected in 2011 as one of the inaugural “Six to Celebrate” […]

Join us on June 20 for “Old is Green! An Informational Seminar”

~Old is Green! An Informational Seminar~ “Green and Sustainable Architecture for Historic and Landmarked Buildings” Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:30am-1:00pm NEW SPEAKER ADDED! Time and the elements add a patina to historic buildings and retaining the character of historic buildings is crucial to identifying their stories but age and wear can also undermine structural integrity […]

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