Meanwhile, in Sunnyside Gardens….

Usually, it’s the preservationists who get accused of being obstructionists and nay-sayers. For the record, three LPC community meetings in four months (the first one was in November – it is now February) with the same community is unprecedented. When you consider how many meetings the agency has had with the public about this over […]

Second Bay Ridge Area to be placed on National Register of Historic Places

We attended a presentation to the residents by the State Historic Preservation Office earler this week. It was great to see their level of enthusiasm over preserving their homes. From Courier-Life 02/15/2007Historic status for OvingtonBy Helen Klein An elegant block of Bay Ridge brownstones is on its way to receiving well-deserved recognition. In April, the […]

Archaeological Findings Aid St. Saviour's Campaign

Possible Human Remains Reignite Church Debate by Colin Gustafson , Assistant Editor, Queens Chronicle A civic group fighting to preserve a historic church claimed Monday that it had found archaeological evidence suggesting that the city erred in denying landmark status to the property. But city officials said the findings have no bearing on their decision.According […]

New Effort Launched to Address Over-Development in Queens

Residents Vent Frustrations About Zoning, Developmentby Joel Weickgenant, Queens Chronicle Correspondent The Quinn Building in Astoria was the launching point Saturday for the Long Island City Alliance’s campaign to challenge the nature of development in Queens.“We want to say to the politicians that we understand it’s going to be developed, but we want a structured […]

All About the Jamaica Rezoning

Major Rezone Plan Rife With Hang-Ups By LEE LANDOR, Queens Tribune “The DCP is proposing an amended zoning map for 368 blocks, including the elimination of one street in downtown Jamaica, 148th Street between 94th and 95th Avenues. It also identified 187 projected development sites and 424 potential development sites with a possible build year […]

Walking Tour of Historic East Village Theaters

Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment Walking Tourhttp://www.bcue.org/?go=cmn.49 Saturday March 311:00am-1:00pm Old Theatres of the East Village with theatre historian Cezar Del Valle Once home to the rich and powerful, the northern area of the Lower East Side changed as waves of immigrants arrived during the 19th century and turned the area into a hotbed […]

SAHS Lecture on Central European House Building

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, New York Metropolitan ChapterPresents a lecture co-sponsored byHungarian Cultural Center, New York “Style, Tradition, Ambition: Aspects of Country House Building in Hungary and Central Europe”by József SisaHead, Modern Art Section, Research Institute for Art History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Tuesday February 20, 20076:30 pmHungarian Cultural Center447 Broadway, 5th FloorNew York City […]

Report on the Candidate Forum

Picture from the Queens Ledger. The article is brief but does mention that “The candidates were unanimous in wanting a stronger Brooklyn presence on the Landmarks Commission, in wanting more historic districts for the area (Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park have been calendared), and in advocating for new zoning to protect some of the older, […]

Help Support HDC with an Auction & Whisky Tasting

There are still limited tickets available to the Historic Districts Council’s Penthouse Party and Auction in support of the Historic Districts Council’s new “Concerned Preservation Voters Initiative.” The event will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm in the penthouse of 55 Liberty Street, a gothic skyscraper and individually designated landmark. The former executive […]