Order a Photo of Your Favorite NYC Building for the Holidays

Did you know that 25 years ago, City photographers fanned out through the five boroughs and shot color pictures of every building? For the last few years we have been reproducing these photographs from the original negatives. Why not consider ordering one of these unique prints as a holiday gift? Order a Tax Photo Here […]

Landmarks: NY iPhone update – version 1.9

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Steven Romalewski The latest version (1.9) of Landmarks: New York is now available for the iPhone.  We’ve incorporated lots of new information and enhancements, including: Landmark sites are up-to-date as of October 2011.  One of the latest landmarks (Westbeth in Greenwich Village) is shown in the screenshots below (the “Bell Telephone […]

Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no […]

November 15, 2011

Item 7 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 123607- Block 527, lot 89- 23 Downing Street – Greenwich Village Extension II Historic District An altered Renaissance Revival style rowhouse built in 1826. Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions, reconstruct portions of the building, and excavate the rear yard. HDC finds the rooftop […]

Parks Meeting with Community Board on Cedar Grove Beach Club

11/17/11 7:00PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Sea View Hospital Lou Caravone Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Avenue, Parks will use CB#2 to follow up on their last Public Hearing on the Rehabilitation of Cedar Grove Beach. From Eleanor Dugan, former tenant at Cedar Grove (and HDC Grassroots Award winner): “There is of course NO […]


Fall Series Tour: Greenwich Village Tour with Justin Ferate Sunday, November 13, 2011, 10:30am $35/$25 for Friends of HDC photo:http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7GGLG_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=washington+square+park&fb=1&gl=us&hq=washington+square+park&hnear=washington+square+park&cid=1718913767674424455&ei=3Qy7Tt7uPKbg0QHsp8HeCQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=photo-link&cd=2&resnum=9&ved=0CBUQnwIoATAI

Archaeological Finds At New Amsterdam Market

A NINETEENTH CENTURY DINNER SETTING ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS AT NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET Sunday, November 13, 11am – 5pm New Amsterdam Market South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip The recent street reconstructions all around the East River Market District have resulted in some very exciting finds that will be placed on view at the market […]