Want to join the HDC team?

The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, seeks a full-time Preservation Assistant. Duties will include providing administrative and office support for small non-profit organization serving New York City communities, supporting membership, development efforts & special events, maintaining ongoing educational and outreach programs and helping to initiate and plan new programs, […]

Join GVSHP on Columbus Day to call for the preservation of the South Village

Community leaders, preservationists, and elected officials to join in recognizing neighborhood’s special architectural, cultural, and social history, and to urge granting of historic district statusOn Monday, October 8th at 10:30 am, GVSHP and neighborhood leaders, elected officials, and Italian-American groups will gather at Father Demo Square (Bleecker and Carmine Streets at 6th Avenue) for a […]

City of Water Documentary Shown Tonight

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society of New York are proud to announce the Fall screening series of our new documentary film about the future of New York’s waterfront, City of Water, continues at venues throughout the city through November. Screenings are free and open to the public, and a full list […]

Modernist Building Threatened in the Village

From New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer Albert Ledner Defends His White Elephant Can St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s O’Toole Building be saved? Moderinist mavens hope so, and many of them, in chunky art-director glasses, gathered in Chelsea last night to hear its architect, Albert Ledner, 83, defend it. Ledner designed two nautical-themed New York buildings for […]

Get to know the Brooklyn waterfront

From Dan Wiley, [email protected] Here are two upcoming tours, this weekend and next: Sunday, September 30, 9:30 am – 12 noonCruising the Gowanus Canal BCUE tour led by Dan WileyMeet at Fulton Ferry Landing, foot of Old Fulton St, opposite the River Café.(Pre-payment and registration required – call Ruth Edebohls at 718-788-8500 x 208 or […]

Street Names of The Bronx

Ever wonder what a street in The Bronx is named for? No??Well it doesn’t matter because all (or much) is revealed!See http://www.theamazingbronx.com/id62.html and enlarge your Bronx knowledge.

Learn about the architecture of the Garment Center

Building Capitol: The Vernacular Architecture of the Garment DistrictOctober 9th, 6:30 p.m. – Recital Hall CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th StreetFREE. Seating is limited. Admittance will be on a first come, first served basis, no reservations. For more information:visit www.gothamcenter.org or call 212.817.8474. The Garment District is one of the most famous […]

Online Petition to Save the Playpen

The Committee To Save The Playpen Theater is looking for signatures for its online petition to save NYC’s oldest vaudeville Theater, the Playpen on 8th Avenue between 43rd & 44th Streets, which was known as the Ideal Theatre in 1916. The clock is ticking on this Beaux Art gem. Demolition permits are pending , and […]

Supporting Sunnyside Gardens

From: Eric Gioia Date: Sep 26, 2007 11:34 AMSubject: Sunnyside News from Councilman Eric Gioia Dear Friends and Neighbors: Greetings to you and your family! As fall arrives, I wanted to write and update you on some important neighborhood developments, including the creation of the Sunnyside Business Improvement District, City Council hearings on landmarking Sunnyside […]

Landmark West! looking for volunteers

Landmark West! is on the hunt for helpMuch of the Upper West Side has been comprehensively walked, photographed and documented, and yet a large portion – namely the blocks between 96th and 110th Streets – remains largely unexplored. While there are now close to 2,700 protected landmarks on the Upper West Side, only a small […]