ALERT: Preservation League of NYS Seeks Nominations for 2007 Historic Preservation Awards

Awards to honor individuals, organizations, and projects that exemplify excellence in historic preservation The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2007 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State. The postmark deadline for nominations is February 9, 2007. The awards will be […]

NEWS: Douglaston Little Neck Rezoning Approved

From the Queens Chronicle Zoning Approved For Douglaston Little Neckby Liz Rhoades, Managing Editor The City Council last week approved rezoning for Douglaston and Little Neck. But unlike other areas, the downzoning proved to be a contentious and drawn out battle in Little Neck.Purpose of the downzoning is to prevent rampant overdevelopment and improper construction, […]

NEWS: About NYC's only residential building by Frank Lloyd Wright

From the Staten Island Advance (also known around the HDC office as “the paper”)One family’s quest for a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homeWilliam and Catherine Cass had one of the architect’s pre-fab homes constructed on Lighthouse Hill Thursday, December 28, 2006 JAMES G. FERRERIMost of us detest wasting anything, whether it be our cell phone minutes, […]

NEWS: St. Brigid's Gains a Major Supporter

From the Irish Echo Thompson backs landmark status for St. Brigid’sBy Peter [email protected] A top elected NYC official has asked that St. Brigid’s church be considered for the “landmark status it richly deserves.” Comptroller William C. Thompson said that the 158-year-old house of worship “holds an important place in our city’s evolving history as a […]

ALERT: Demolition Threat to 211 Pearl Street Historic Symbol

Demolition work on Pearl Street is now dangerously close to the 1832 brickwork symbol at 211 Pearl Street. Demo contractors at the site have not been given specific instructions from Rockrose about preservation. Info and Images at:

ALERT: Support HDC in 2007

2006 marked HDC’s 35th Anniversary as the citywide advocate for historic neighborhoods Looking back on our many successes this year we would like to thank you for your generous support. With your help we assisted numerous community groups to help preserve their irreplaceable historic neighborhoods and buildings. We worked with local groups of neighbors from […]

NEWS: Senator Street in Bay Ridge Tries Landmark Bid

Protection sought for Ridge’s only full block of brownstones By Matthew Lysiakfor The Brooklyn Papers Little pink houses for you and me — but not for Senator Street.The city Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering a request by Community Board 10 to create a historic district on Senator Street between Third and Fourth avenues. “This is […]

NEWS: City lifts stop work on Condo Hotel Graveyard

From the Downtown Express City lets Trump resume work; partner admits mistakes By Lincoln Anderson Donald Trump and partners resumed work building the foundation for the Trump Soho condo-hotel at Spring and Varick Sts. Wednesday following the discovery early last week of human remains at the construction site. The city Buildings Dept. lifted the stop […]

NEWS: Flushing Landmark teetering on the brink of diaster

From the Times Ledger Dateline : Thursday, December 21, 2006 CB7: Mansion a Mess By Shane Miller Queens preservationists thought they had saved one of the last remaining mansions from Flushing’s historic heyday, but a recent inspection by members of Community Board 7 has some worried that the grand home may be deteriorating from the […]

NEWS: New State Historic Preservation Officer Announced

From the Preservation League of New York State, According to a 1:00 p.m. report from The Associated Press, Governor-Elect Elliot Spitzer was in New York City today to name several people who will take over top jobs with his administration on January 1. Carol Ash has been named commissioner of the Department of Parks, […]