Forest Hills Celebrities

The Rego-Forest Preservation Council cordially invites you to –PROMINENT PEOPLE OF FOREST HILLSWhen: Saturday November 3rd @ 3:30PMWhere: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.In celebration of the Forest Hills Library’s 50th anniversary, please join neighborhood historian, Cheryl Cuddeback, for a presentation on neighborhood notables. Can you guess who they are?For more information visit call 718-268-7934

See the Ridgewood Reservior in its current state – and help save its future

The Newtown Historical Society (NHS) will be leading a walk at the Ridgewood Reservoir on the Brooklyn-Queens border this Sunday, October 28th at 1pm. Here is a short video on the history of the reservoir, it’s current state, and what we hope it will become in the near future: The Ridgewood Reservoir Education and […]

Explore some of the schools of C.B.J. Snyder

Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pmThe Public Schools of C.B.J.Snyder: Stuyvesant to Gramercy Squares Superintendent of School Building from 1891-1923 during the glory days of public education, Snyder designed nearly 400 schools and additions. Replacing unsafe, unsanitary factory-like buildings, his “palaces of the people” (Jacob Riis’ phrase) convey Progressive and reform beliefs in light, play, health, […]

DUMBO HD to be heard on 10/30 as well!

On Tuesday, October 30 at 9:00am the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed DUMBO Historic District. One of HDC’s “Neighborhoods at Risk,” we have supported the landmark designation of DUMBO since 1999 when we co-sponsored the inclusion of the area onto the National Register of Historic Places. It’s long past […]

East Village Landmark Sites to be heard by LPC on 10/30

WEBSTER HALL AND FIVE OTHER EAST VILLAGE SITES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR LANDMARKING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th * Fate of 128 E. 13th Street Stable/former Frank Stella Studios Still In Doubt Webster Hall: Next Tuesday, October 30th, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider a proposal to designate Webster Hall at 119-125 East 11th Street […]

Come Support Landmark Protection of West-Park Presbyterian Church!

Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 PM when Community Board 7’s Parks and Preservation Committee will consider passing a resolution calling on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold an official landmark designation hearing on the imperiled West-Park Presbyterian Church (that glorious, 1890s, red-sandstone building anchoring the northeast corner of 86th Street […]

Walking Tours of a proposed Upper East Side HD extension + the Guggenheim

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side is pleased to announce the publication of our new walking tour guide, Historic Lexington Avenue: An Expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District by Anthony Robins and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. This fun and informative self guided tour covers the newly extended Upper East […]

"Ocean on the Park" Houses Given Go Ahead by Community Board

From Brownstoner: “Last night, the board members of Community Board 9 unanimously approved an effort to convince the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate a row of 13 rowhouses on Ocean Avenue. The “Ocean on the Park” houses, as they are being called, consist of ten limestones designed by the well-known architect Axel Hedman (who […]

Sunnyside Passes City Council Subcommittee Vote

Direct from City Council: CITY HALL – The subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, chaired by Council Member Jessica Lappin, today recommended landmark status for the historicneighborhood of Sunnyside Gardens in Queens. One of the most significant planned residential communities in New York City, Sunnyside Gardens has achieved national and international recognition […]

Rally For Community Facility Reform

Council Member Tony Avella will join civic and preservation leaders at a press conference Sunday outside the New York University (NYU) Law School to call upon the Mayor, the Department of City Planning, and the City Council to institute necessary community facilities reform. Due to existing bulk exemptions in the community facilities section of the […]