Old is Green! An Informational Seminar

“Green and Sustainable Architecture for Historic and Landmarked Buildings” -Wednesday, June 20, 2012- 8:30am-1:00pm It is a common misconception in the building arts that preservation and sustainability are at odds; to the extent that articles such as “Historic Preservation and Green Architecture: Friend or Foes?” have become almost regular features in many preservation periodicals. Here […]

Isham Park Centennial Events

Calendar of Isham Park Centennial lectures/walking tours for June 2012 Art Stroll: Saturday June 2nd: 10:00am, meet at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum at the corner of Broadway at 204th Street Preservation and losses: Historic Inwood residences along Broadway Susan de Vries, Director of DFM will discuss its preservation history; then Pat Courtney, from Volunteers for Isham […]

Fleetweek/Memorial Day/Cemetery Event

Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries Presents: Annual Neighborhood Remembrance Day Celebration Friday, May 25, 2012 – Noon Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, established 1834 Forest Avenue @ Willowbrook Road Honoring the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 A traditional changing of the flag ceremony with United States Navy/Marine Corp, S.I. Fleetweek, Markham Intermediate School #51 band […]

Harlem’s Historic Mount Morris Park House Tour

Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association Presents Its 23rd Tour Highlighting One of the City’s Most Storied and Treasured Neighborhoods June 10, 2012, 11 AM – 4 PM History buffs, architecture enthusiasts and lovers of Harlem and its historical landscape will be treated to the 23rd annual Mount Morris Park House Tour, on June 10, […]

Secret Lives Tour 2012: Brooklyn Heights: High and Low

The Historic Districts Council Presents: Secret Lives Tour 2012 A series of tours highlighting some of the most original and rarely seen spaces in New York. The Secret Lives Tours take attendees inside unique and spectacular landmarked spaces in the city, both big and small, to learn about their history and preservation. Brooklyn Heights: High […]

Density Without High-Rises? Thoughts About Positive Urban Growth

Density Without High-Rises? Edward T. McMahon / May 11 2012 From Citiwire.net   When it comes to land development, Americans famously dislike two things: too much sprawl and too much density. Over the past 50 years, the pendulum swung sharply in the direction of spread-out, single use, drive everywhere for everything, low density development. Now […]

[email protected] – May 15, 2012

DESIGNATION TESTIMONY Item 1 LP – 2087 BOROUGH OF QUEENS BRINCKERHOFF CEMETERY, 60-65 182nd Street The LPC does not just designate sites for what they are, but sees landmarks for what they could be.  Just as a building can be restored to its former glory, so too could the Brinckerhoff Cemetery, the last link this […]

Manhattan Community Board 10 Preservation Plan

In response to the growing concerns of the Community regarding preserving Harlem’s rich heritage, Community Board 10’s Land Use and Landmarks Committee has developed a comprehensive planning document that explores various methods in preserving historic buildings and the built context of the District. This planning document outlines the purpose, the context, and the benefits of […]

May 8, 2012

Item 5 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 128403- Block 2090, lot 37- 206 Adelphi Street – Fort Greene Historic District An Italianate style frame rowhouse built circa 1866. Application is to demolish an existing rear yard addition, construct a new rear yard addition, and alter the rear façade. Although the materials an design of […]

St. John's Church and New Construction in Historic Districts Today A lecture by Stephen F. Byrns

Title: St. John’s Church and New Construction in Historic Districts Today A lecture by Stephen F. Byrns Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street Description: St. John’s Getty Square was originally a 1751 Georgian manorial church in downtown Yonkers. In 1871, it became one of the first examples of historic preservation in America, with […]