The Bronx

E-BULLETIN – Lions,Panels,and Tours oh my

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL August 2013, Volume 10, Number 5 Monday Morning Coffee Talk Is Back !!!! Monday, September 9, 2013 8:30 am Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street NY,NY 10003   The Department of City Planning’s mission is to promote strategic growth, transit-oriented development and sustainable communities, in part by initiating comprehensive, consensus-based planning [...]

HDC@LPC – July 24, 2012

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 127189- Block 5917, lot 1- Buildings 207 and 207A – Fort Totten Historic District A Colonial Revival style semi-attached residence designed by the Office of the Quartermaster General and built in 1891. Application is to install a barrier-free access lift and ramps, and remove windows In general, [...]

May 15, 2012

DESIGNATION TESTIMONY Item 1 LP – 2087 BOROUGH OF QUEENS BRINCKERHOFF CEMETERY, 60-65 182nd Street The LPC does not just designate sites for what they are, but sees landmarks for what they could be.  Just as a building can be restored to its former glory, so too could the Brinckerhoff Cemetery, the last link this [...]

Woodlawn Cemetery Becomes a National Historic Landmark

 AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar Designates 14 New National Historic Landmarks WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the designation of 14 new national historic landmarks in 11 states and the District of Columbia that have played an integral role in the development of the country. “Each of these landmarks represents a chapter [...]

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 [...]

Statement on 65 Schofield Street, City Island

January 19, 2010 Statement of the Historic Districts Council Regarding the Proposed Landmark Designation of 65 Schofield Street aka 240 William Avenue, Borough of The Bronx The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods and buildings. HDC is pleased to have the opportunity to speak in favor of the designation [...]

December 15, 2009

LPC Docket Number: 103819 Bronx, Block: 2281, Lot: 10 431-445 East 136th Street – Bertine Block Historic District Two rows of Renaissance Revival style tenements, designed by Harry T. Howell, built in 1897-98 and 1898-99. Application is to install a barrier free access at the areaway and install windows. HDC Testimony Wonderful work has gone [...]

September 22, 2009

Hearing Date:  9/22/2009 LPC Docket Number: 100946 Bronx, Block: 2309, Lot: 1 112 Lincoln Avenue – Estey Piano Factory, Individual Landmark A factory designed by A.B.Ogden and Sons architects and built in 1885-86, with later additions. Application is to construct a rear yard addition, install a ramp, and alter windows. HDC Testimony HDC was strongly [...]

Landmark Grants to Bronx Neighborhood Help Restore Historic Buildings

This is a great program that doesn’t get nearly enough credit. There are pretty stringent income restrictions for private individuals but non-profits are also eligible. Landmarks Preservation Commission helps Mott Haven restore history BY DORIAN BLOCK Monday, August 4th 2008, 3:20 PM Three Bronx historic districts are getting a fresh coat of paint to bring [...]

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Street Names of The Bronx

Ever wonder what a street in The Bronx is named for? No??Well it doesn’t matter because all (or much) is revealed!See http://www.theamazingbronx.com/id62.html and enlarge your Bronx knowledge.

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