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The American immigration story and the important role Staten Island played

  Staten Island was home to the Marine Hospital quarantine station that operated from 1799-1858.  It was located approximately where the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is today, up the hill past Borough Hall and across from the St. George Theatre. In the 1840-1850s, there was a complex of “pest” tents and hospital structures. Patients were segregated by [...]

HDC@LPC September 24, 2013

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 126478- Block 7900, lot 5- 7484 Amboy Road – James and Lucinda Bedell House, Individual Landmark A free-standing Second-Empire style residence built c. 1869-74. Application is to demolish existing additions and construct a new addition, install new paving, cellar access and mechanical equipment in the yard, [...]

HDC@LPC January 15, 2013

Item 1 BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND LP 2513 PROPOSED HARRISON STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT   HDC is especially pleased to be speaking in favor of the proposed Harrison Street Historic District, a designation which we and the community have sought for several years.  If designated, Harrison Street will be Staten Island’s fourth historic district, the last one [...]

Neighborhood Partners of the Historic districts council

Don’t see your group’s name here, but want to be a Partner? Contact HDC for more information on the program. Addisleigh Park Civic Organization Alice Austen House Museum All Faiths Restoration & Beautification Program American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter Art Deco Society of New York Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation Auburndale Improvement Association Battery [...]

Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no [...]

Parks Meeting with Community Board on Cedar Grove Beach Club

11/17/11 7:00PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Sea View Hospital Lou Caravone Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Avenue, Parks will use CB#2 to follow up on their last Public Hearing on the Rehabilitation of Cedar Grove Beach. From Eleanor Dugan, former tenant at Cedar Grove (and HDC Grassroots Award winner): “There is of course NO [...]

September 13, 2011

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 108898- Block 891, lot 205- 91 Flagg Court – Ernest Flagg Estate, Individual Landmark A garage constructed prior to 1909 and altered c. 1989. Application is to alter the façade of the garage and construct an addition. CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 118774- Block 891, lot [...]

On Landmarking The Garner Mansion

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Hearing,   June 28, 2011 Item 15 : LP – 2245 BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND WILLIAM T. & MARY MARCELLITE GARNER MANSION, 355 Bard Avenue The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Garner Mansion [...]

June 28, 2011 – Designations

Item 15 LP – 2245 BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND WILLIAM T. & MARY MARCELLITE GARNER MANSION, 355 Bard Avenue Garner Mansion has been in landmark limbo, heard but not designated, for forty-five years.  HDC has testified before on the striking architecture and the cultural and historic importance of this building, and we hope that its [...]

Parks Leases Beach to HBO instead of creating a new park

Contact: David Young                                                                 Cell: 516-521-2331 Email: CGBC1911@gmail.com                                                                                  June 22, 2011 NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT SCAMS STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS Parks Officials Lie To The Public About True Plans For Cedar Grove Beach and Violate NYS Freedom of Information Law Once again the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has misled the public and elected officials about one [...]

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