Real Estate Board of New York

Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

Historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years by gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), the principal lobbyist for […]

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 […]

Preservation Pays!

“There are area owners convinced that investing in their historic buildings makes good business sense.”  Real Estate Weekly Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided By Jeffrey Kroessler Renovation, restoration the trend in Midtown East By David V. Griffin   Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided   Image from the 2011 Bedford-Stuyvesant community […]

Responding to Real Estate Board Disinformation

Last week CityLand published a Guest Commentary from Steven Spinola, President of REBNY.  Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council submitted this commentary in response: “Almost anywhere in the City could be exploited to make more money in the short-term.  Central Park would make someone a fortune as a parking lot, Lincoln Center would have […]

E-BULLETIN – In 1988, Steven Spinola President of REBNY said the same thing he said last week; and we’re the ones against change?

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL July 2013, Volume 10, Number 4     REBNY’s 50-Year War on Landmarks You may have noticed that the Real Estate Board of New York have been making some noise lately about how much of Lower Manhattan has landmark protection. This is really no surprise to anyone who has […]

E-Bulletin:2012 in Review; It’s Been Faboo!!

Dear Friend of HDC, Thank you for your interest in and support of the Historic Districts Council and our work as the only citywide grassroots preservation organization. We hope you will now consider making a tax-deductible donation to support HDC’s work in 2013. We’ve had a busy year, filled with a number of major successes. […]

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