Simeon Bankoff

Saving Our Architectural Treasures and Our History

Save Chelsea panel discussion about inappropriate LPC approved alterations – Thursday, Nov. 9th   Thursday, November 9th, 6:30-8:30 PM Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South, NYC An architectural jewel, Brotherhood Synagogue was built in 1859 and designated an Individual Landmark in 1965.   In recent years, a string of major alterations to landmark-designated buildings – […]

Cocktails and Conversation

1st Year Preservationist Student and HDC intern, Patrick Waldo Asks Simeon Bankoff EVERYTHING Cocktails and Conversation with Simeon Bankoff  and HDC’s new intern Patrick Waldo Friday, March 31st 6-8pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street NY, NY 10003 Ever want to sit down with HDC Executive Director Simeon Bankoff and pick his brain? We […]

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The Historic Districts Council Analysis of The Real Estates Board of New York’s ‘Housing Production on NYC Landmark Properties’ Study

  HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2014 Volume 11, Number 5 —————————————————————————————————— The Historic Districts Council Analysis of The Real Estates Board of New York’s ‘Housing Production on NYC Landmark Properties’ Study The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is at it again! To welcome new LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan on her first day, the trade association and […]

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 […]


Monday Morning Coffee Talk- Fall / Winter 2013

First Monday of Every Month 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 As part of our Neighborhood Partners Program, HDC is pleased to announce the fall 2013 series of Monday Morning Coffee Talks.  This free monthly discussion series examines some of the most common questions asked by community […]

“MidCentury (un)Modern”

Date: Tuesday, May 21 Time: 5:00 PM Location: 641 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor To RSVP for the event please contact:  by 5/17 *note: if you are unable to make it by 5pm you can arrive at 5:30 for the second half of the presentation without disrupting the event. Please join us at the offices of COOKFOX and […]

HDC's Executive Director Profiled in New York Times

This weekend, the Metropolitan Section of The New York Times profiled HDC Executive Director Simeon Bankoff about his Sunday Routine, which includes visiting historic neighborhoods and sites such as Green-Wood Cemetery. Recently, HDC testified before City Council supporting Green-Wood’s proposed purchase of the landmark McGovern-Weir Florist greenhouse right outside their gates.  The cemetery intends on […] Executiv Director Simeon Bankoff talks to PIX 11 N Executiv Director Simeon Bankoff talks to PIX 11 News about the lack of terra-cotta historic district street signs.  

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