Six To Celebrate
September 2012, Volume 9, Number 2 Park Avenue in Context: Film Clips and a Discussion of the Midtown Rezoning Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:00pm Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street Between Second and Third Avenues, Manhattan In this fun program of film clips and commentary, architectural historian John Kriskiewicz will examine Midtown’s Park [...]
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.
Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association Presents Its 23rd Tour Highlighting One of the City’s Most Storied and Treasured Neighborhoods June 10, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM History buffs, architecture enthusiasts and lovers of Harlem and its historical landscape will be treated to the 23rd annual Mount Morris Park House Tour, on June 10, [...]
E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL April 2012, Volume 9, Number 5 ~Six to Celebrate Tour Series~ Come tour our 2012 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Learn about their diverse cultural and architectural histories. Starting in May and running throughout the summer HDC, with the help of noted tour guides and local community groups, [...]
In the South Bronx neighborhood of Port Morris, a pair of ferry gantries deteriorating in an empty lot may seem an eyesore to some, but the Friends of Brook Park sees them as the centerpiece to an engaging public space. Taking inspiration from other New York City waterside parks, this new park will combine recreation, [...]
Situated between Riverside Park and Morningside Park, two scenic landmarks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and developed mainly between 1900 and 1915, Morningside Heights is characterized by architecturally-unified apartment buildings and row houses juxtaposed with major institutional groupings. The Morningside Heights Historic District Committee is working towards city designation of this elegant neighborhood developed mainly [...]
Once upon a summertime, Far Rockaway was the vacation spot for working-class New Yorkers. Although recent decades have erased much of this history, just off the Boardwalk on Beach 24th, 25th, and 26th Streets rows of beach bungalows built between 1918 and 1921 still stand. The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association is seeking to preserve and [...]
Elegant rowhouses, Victorian-era mansions and pre-war apartment buildings combine with parks, vibrant commercial streets and impressive institutional buildings to make Bay Ridge a quintessential New York City neighborhood. For more than 30 years, the Bay Ridge Conservancy has been working to preserve and enhance the built environment of this architecturally and ethnically diverse area.