Lower Manhattan

LPC Reacts Favorably to Proposal for New Pier 17 Building

  Although a formal vote was not taken, the Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed yesterday to permit the demolition of the 1985 Pier 17 Building and allow its replacement with a glassy new building by ShoP Architects. HDC opposed the proposal, stating that the building’s noted architect, Benjamin Thompson, made specific references to the South Street […]

Help save an 1817 rowhouse on the Bowery

HDC needs your help.  On Thursday, the City Council is going to vote on the landmark designation of an 1817 Federal-style rowhouse in Lower Manhattan and we have reason to fear that they will overturn its landmark status so that a commercial tower can be developed on its site. We need you to contact the […]

Lost Stages of the Lower East Side: Walking Tour of Theaters

 Lost Stages of the Lower East Side Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00pm-2:00pm Cezar Del Valle will be conducting a walking tour for the Lower East Side History Project $20 per person, RSVP not required Meet Outside of the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue More Information: 347-465-7767

The 22nd Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour

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 […]

El Barrio Arts Week Event

Harlem Biennale presents a public performance by Zachary Fabri FREE When: June 4th at 5:00pm (Rain Date June 5th) Where: 105th Street and Lexington Avenue (North West corner) Zachary Fabri will present A Movement in Time., a public outdoor performance. This work articulates the physical movement of pedestrians and the layered architectural history of El […]


 The new film LOST BOHEMIA, a searing document of the destruction of the the landmarked artists’ colony above Carnegie Hall, has very well with the critics,  but it’s in a limited run at the IFC cinema in Manhattan, so…  “See it before it gets evicted!”  –  Michael Musto Village Voice   for tickets:  http://www.ifccenter.com/films/lost-bohemia/

Landmarks Wish List for the Bowery

This is a list of proposed individual landmarks on the Bowery. This list has been presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for consideration. Bowery Wish List

Private Club and Consulate Tour in Murray Hill

Private Club and Consulate Tour in Murray Hill http://hdc.org/secretlives_MH.htm April 13, 2011, 5:00pm Friends- $75; Non-friends $100 New Secret Lives of Public Places tour. Join us on April 13th on a tour of the Amateur Comedy Club and Sniffen Court and the De Lamar Mansion. The Amateur Comedy Club is America’s oldest continuing performing theatrical […]

Gone Baby Gone – 211 Pearl Street to be appended to new construction

From the NYT Cityroom Blog November 29, 2007, 1:43 pmA Brick Facade Remains as a Signal for ChangeBy David W. Dunlap And then there was one. Or rather, the brick facade of one.Looking like “Ye Old New-York” set on a Hollywood back lot, 211 Pearl Street is now all that survives of a triptych of […]

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