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49

Years of Preserving New York

149

Number of Historic Districts and Extensions

500+

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HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony: Bay Ridge Parkway/Doctors’ Row Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing May 14, 2019 Item 1 LP - 2631 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BAY RIDGE PARKWAY/DOCTORS’ ROW HISTORIC DISTRICT The Historic Districts Council enthusiastically supports the designation of the Bay Ridge Parkway/Doctors’ Row Historic...

Local Voices

“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”

Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

Local Voices

“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

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“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society

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