Staten Island

Staten Island Preservation Forum

FREE- Walking tour with Francis Morrone with a reception at the Alice Austen House! June, 29 Thursday, June 29, 2017 Alice Austen House Museum  3pm Join HDC on Staten Island for a tour of a remarkable neighborhood and a discussion of preservation issues on the island. Despite Staten Island’s long and fascinating history, the borough […]

HDC@LPC – October 21, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 155819- Block 76, lot 200- 1000A Richmond Terrace Building A, – Individual Landmark Historic District A Greek Revival style building designed by Richard Smyth and built in 1879-81. Application is to install banners and signage. The proposed aluminum signage is over-scaled and an excessive application to […]

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 […]

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