Coffee Talk: Navigating the Board of Standards and Appeals

With Christopher Collins, BSA Vice Chair Monday, September 10, 2012, 8:30am, FREE RSVP to bzay@hdc.org In New York City, one body has the power to grant exceptions to certain local building laws and regulations on a case-by-case basis: the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). Once granted, such special permissions, known as variances, provide building […]

Joint Meeting of the City Council Housing and Land Use Committees: HDC Testimony

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Joint Meeting of the City Council Housing and Land Use Committees May 2, 2012   The Historic Districts Council is a nonprofit community service organization that works with over 500 neighborhood groups to preserve New York City’s historic buildings and communities. Since 1971, we have worked with, for and […]