ALERT: “The Perils of Pearl Street”

FROM Alan Solomon [email protected] DOB Stops Demolition at 215 Pearl St. / 213 Pearl St. EvacuatedThe NY Dept. of Buildings (NY-DOB) issued a stop work order on Friday (10/13) at 215 Pearl Street after structural damage appeared at adjacent 213 Pearl Street. Residents of that building were evacuated. City officials, engineers, lawyers and others have […]

NEWS: NY Post on Foster Tower

MAD ON MAD. AVE.New York Post – New York,NY,USA“This is the most extreme case of inappropriate development within a historic district in many years,” said Simeon Bankoff, executive director of the Historic Districts Council….

EVENT: Automat Lecture

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friendsThe West 104th Street Block AssociationThe West 102nd and 103rd Streets Block Associationfor A TALK BY Lorraine B. Diehl and Marianne HardartAuthors of “The Automat, The History, Recipes and Allureof Horn & Hardart’s Masterpiece” Wednesday, October 25, 20066:30pm A coin-operated glass-and-chrome wonder, Horn & Hardart’s Automats revolutionized the way Americans […]

ALERT: Report on the Stables Hearing

From Landmark West!: The good news is that the room was packed to the gills (and into the hall) for today’s public hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the former Dakota Stable and New York Cab Company Stable. Thanks to everyone who made a special effort (and we know that’s everyone) to attend and […]

EVENT: Cemetery Tour in Time for Halloween

METROPOLITAN CHAPTER OF THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IN AMERICAJoin us for this great tour! MARKING HISTORY AT THE MORAVIAN CEMETERY, STATEN ISLAND,Saturday, October 28, 12:30 PMOnly a few spaces left! Reserve today! Join Richard Simpson, historian of the Moravian Cemetery , on a tour of this beautiful burial ground. Established in 1740 by the Moravian Church […]

NEWS: Crown Heights North HD in the press

Neighborhood Landmarking 25 Years In the Making – Crown Heights …Courier Life Publications – Brooklyn,New York,USA…Article about the proposed Crown Heights North Historic District which HDC has been working towards.

ALERT: Help Save NYC's Historic Districts

HDC needs your help to help preserve the integrity of the Landmarks process and save our historic districts from inappropriate development. As you may know, the owners of the former Parke-Bernet Gallery at 980 Madison Avenue have hired Lord Norman Foster to design a 30-story glass tower that will rise over the building. This proposal […]

NEWS: HDC speaks out for Tribeca & Flatbush

It is our blog after all, a little self-advertisement is allowed. Building lofts where clubbers and horses once roamedDowntown Express – USA“H.D.C. is opposed to the three-story rooftop addition, particularly on the Hudson St. facade,” said a representative from the Historic Districts Council at a Landmarks meeting in 2004. Victorian Flatbush Headed to New Landmark […]

ALERT: Demolition of the Dakota Stables

Brace yourself for ominous sights and sounds if you walk past the Dakota Stable building at 77th Street and Amsterdam today. Workers arrived this morning and, to neighbors’ horror, began jackhammering off the building’s beautiful, corbelled-brick cornice and decorative elements around the windows, as captured in the photographs below. Such destruction, only days before the […]