• Continuing Education – Accessible Historic Streetscapes

    2.5 AIA / NY State credits | March 22, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. |  232 East 11th Street NY,NY 10003 March 22, 2018 Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  New York City is an ever growing city with many layers of history which affect the people who call it home, and […]

  • 2018 Conference Tours

    March 18- April 29: Post-Modern Midtown, Ridgewood Reservoir, Kew Gardens, Loew’s 175th Street Theater Sunday, March 18, 10:30AM        Post-Modern Midtown: Recent Past / Current Preservation Issues The office construction boom of the 1980s left the skyline of Midtown transformed. In contrast to the previous Post-War boom of the 1950s and 60s, when symbol-free, functionalist, International Style […]

  • 2018 Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party

    Every year, the Historic Districts Council celebrates New York’s brightest community preservationists with our Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The party will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Saint Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, and we hope you’ll join us. Please consider becoming a Co-Sponsor and help celebrate our awardees for their dedication to preserving New York City’s fantastic […]

  • Introducing the 2018 Six to Celebrate!

    ~These six groups from all five boroughs will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy over a yearlong period~   Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period.   Arthur Avenue, The Bronx Arthur Avenue, the long-time home of The […]

  • Preservation in the News

    Preservationists Thrilled East New York’s Empire State Dairy Landmarked, Say More Needs Saving by Craig Hubert East New York is “an area whose history is profoundly underserved by official recognition and greatly at risk from the City’s plan,” Simeon Bankoff, executive director of preservation advocacy group Historic Districts Council, told Brownstoner, referring to the recent rezoning. “We […]

  • Defending Historic Preservation in New York City

    Historic preservation as both a strategy and as a philosophy is under attack as never before. Although community advocates have achieved some big successes in recent years by gaining long-sought landmark designations and thwarting (or at least modifying) destructive proposals to historic buildings, the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”), the principal lobbyist for […]

  • A Study of New York City’s Belgian Block Heritage

    Toward Accessible Historic Streetscapes Prepared for the Historic Districts Council Belgian block streets are still found in every corner of New York, sometimes paving an entire street or other times, only being revealed by some pavement which has worn off, revealing the roadbeds of the past. These streets are found both inside and outside of […]

  • Six to Celebrate App

      HDC now has a Six to Celebrate app! All the amazing information in the walking tour brochures is now available right on your phone (or tablet). You can learn about the history of each Six to Celebrate neighborhood along with additional information about specific sites within each neighborhood. Now all you have to do is […]

  • New Research From HDC!

    Our brand new report examines affordable housing and historic districting for the first time. (Read More) Affordable housing dominates New York City’s public policy discourse. And for years, it’s been used as a tool to attack historic preservation efforts. Until now. The Historic Districts Council engaged an independent housing and planning consultant to analyze the […]

  • HDC Infographic!

    Learn how historic preservation creates jobs, drives tourism, and supports local economies across NYC. Preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is good for New York City. Most New Yorkers believe this to be true in their hearts, but it is sometimes helpful to have the facts to back it up. In response, the Historic Districts Council created a series […]

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