Sunset Park

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on March 6, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Designation Testimony Item 1 LP – 2598 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN THE DIME SAVINGS BANK […]

Open to the Public – Making Our Story Heard! Conference Tours

HDC will host five walking tours of a diverse range of neighborhoods and sites on weekends in April Conference Program More Information about the 2017 Conference   Tuesday, May 9 at 3pm  Port Authority Bus Terminal Encompassing nearly two full city blocks, the Port Authority Bus Terminal is the biggest and busiest bus terminal on […]

Deserving but not Designated: Brooklyn

Deserved but not Designated are neighborhoods in New York City which have submitted comprehensive Requests For Evaluation (RFEs) and/or have had public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, yet remain unprotected by landmark designation. These landmark-worthy places possess the same qualities as landmark districts, such as architectural integrity, historic significance and distinct neighborhood character. HDC’s […]

Six to Celebrate Walking Tour Brochures

Six to Celebrate walking tour brochures are now available for purchase, and as downloadable PDFs. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather with our Six to Celebrate walking tour brochures ! Take a Literary Tour of New York’s Neighborhoods! Walking Tour Brochures are now available for purchase, and as downloadable PDFs. For the past three years the […]

E-BULLETIN: 125 Years of Bronx Parks: A Free Four-Part Lecture Series

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL October 2013, Volume 10, Number 3   Six to Celebrate events in October! Looking for a fun way to spend Columbus Day?  Head to the Bronx Zoo for a fascinating FREE lecture program about the history of the Bronx Parks system, then enjoy FREE admission to the Zoo! 125 […]

LPC Designates 4 houses and 3 pools

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved landmark status for two Federal style buildings at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street in Greenwich Village, as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to preserve examples of the City’s development following the Revolutionary War.Read more. Also, two Turn-of-the 20th Century French Renaissance Revival Mansions in Midtown Manhattan Earn Landmark […]

Developers Pledge to Lower Sunset Park Tower

From Courier-Life 03/15/2007Developers pledge to slash 42nd St. tower – Original 12-story structure will now only go up 6 floors, they sayBy Lesley Grimm Locals have stopped a proposed high-rise, but want new rules to thwart such projects in the future. In a dramatic turn of events, controversial plans for a high-rise tower in Sunset […]

Rally and March to Save Sunset Park

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts., Please join our fellow activists and neighbors in Sunset Park at their first rally and march against the proposed out-of-context 12 story building at 420 42nd St. This building may become the “poster child” for what kind of non-contextual development might occur in Sunset Park if […]

CB7 Community Forum on 420 42nd Street

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts., Rainy greetings, Great community turn out! Packed the house at CB7, at least 65-75 folks came out to ask questions of the DOB, CB7 members and attend a presentation of “Know your rights!” as it pertains to new development in Sunset Park and all of CB7 […]

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