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DOT on Paving: Belgian Blocks will not be removed!

 Learn about Belgium block, cobble st A study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes   Last week, HDC released the first of its kind report about historic paving in New York City. First responding to our report, Crain’s released a story early Monday morning stating that the beloved Belgian blocks […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on July 25, 2017

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. Preservation Department Public Hearing Agenda Item 3 126 East 73rd Street – Upper East […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on June 13, 2017

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. Item 1 577 Vanderbilt Avenue – Prospect Heights Historic District CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS, Docket […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on May 23, 2017

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. Item 1 204 6th Avenue – Park Slope Historic District Extension II CERTIFICATE OF […]

Now Hiring: Spanish-Language Fellow

Seize the opportunity to preserve, improve, and celebrate the places that make New York great Introducing the Spanish-Language Fellowship The Historic Districts Council was recently awarded funding by Governor Cuomo and the New York State Council on the Arts to hire a paid Spanish-language fellow to work on outreach, organizing, and education efforts in bilingual […]

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Meet Our New Advisers!

The Historic Districts Council would like to introduce the newest additions to our Board of Advisers               | The Historic Districts Council’s small professional staff is directed by our dedicated Board of Directors & Advisers, whose members represent over two dozen historic neighborhoods and are drawn from the fields of […]

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THE GREAT WOODLAWN CEMETERY SCAVENGER HUNT

Saturday, September 26, 2015   Scavenger Hunt starts at 2:00 pm; Reception immediately following  at The Rambling House  Meet at the Work Gate, East 233rd Street between Katonah Avenue and Vireo Avenue (across from 329 E. 233rdStreet and one block west of Woodlawn’s main entrance at Webster Avenue) Take the 2 train to 233rd Street or […]

HDC@LPC – March 3, 2015

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.   ITEM 3 141 Clinton Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District 163916 – Block […]

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 […]

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 In This Issue: Grassroots Preservation Awards Invitation- June 4th  Grassroots Preservation Award Winners First Avenue Estate Hardship Denied! Graduate Thesis Presentations-  May 28th Secret Lives Tour- Roosevelt Island- June 10th  2014 Grassroots Preservation Awards     A native Forest Hills resident, Michael Perlman is the Chairman of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council. The Council works to preserve and commemorate […]

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