2014 GRASSROOTS AWARDS AND PRESERVATION PARTY

Grace Church, the 165-year-old Richard Upjohn building has just finished a fantastic restoration, revealing thousands of red, yellow and gold-painted stars of its ceiling for the first time in a century. It’s a perfect place to celebrate the brightest stars of preservation, and we hope you’ll join us.     For directions to the event […]

The American immigration story and the important role Staten Island played

  Staten Island was home to the Marine Hospital quarantine station that operated from 1799-1858.  It was located approximately where the Staten Island Ferry Terminal is today, up the hill past Borough Hall and across from the St. George Theatre. In the 1840-1850s, there was a complex of “pest” tents and hospital structures. Patients were segregated by […]

Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided

By opposing preservation, REBNY and its allies oppose the will of the people BY JEFFREY A. KROESSLER/New York Observer Imagine New York City without a landmarks law protecting historic neighborhoods and buildings. Actually, one does not have to imagine. There are examples aplenty across the five boroughs. From urban renewal sites to the apartment towers rising […]

Preservation Pays! REBNY’S Campaign Against Landmark Protection Is Misguided

By opposing preservation, REBNY and its allies oppose the will of the people BY JEFFREY A. KROESSLER/New York Observer Imagine New York City without a landmarks law protecting historic neighborhoods and buildings. Actually, one does not have to imagine. There are examples aplenty across the five boroughs. From urban renewal sites to the apartment towers rising […]

District Lines- Spring 2014

The Historic Districts Council’s newsletter, District Lines, was published regularly since 1987 to 2009, and covered contemporary preservation issues throughout New York City, as well as giving special care to highlight broader issues of preservation that have an impact on public policy. To read the previous issues click here . HDC resumed District Lines with the […]

District Lines- Spring 2014

The Historic Districts Council’s newsletter, District Lines, was published regularly since 1987 to 2009, and covered contemporary preservation issues throughout New York City, as well as giving special care to highlight broader issues of preservation that have an impact on public policy. To read the previous issues click here . HDC resumed District Lines with the […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours

This year the Historic Districts Council will present the conference tours over a number of spring weekends, instead of including them all on the Sunday of the conference weekend. See our three exciting conference tours below! Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am- View Pictures Of The Tour While there is rarely […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours

This year the Historic Districts Council will present the conference tours over a number of spring weekends, instead of including them all on the Sunday of the conference weekend. See our three exciting conference tours below! Modern Interventions in Park Slope  Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am- View Pictures Of The Tour While there is rarely […]

Committe to Save the New York Public Library- Rally

info@saveNYPL.org www.saveNYPL.org Press contact: Charles Warren 212 689-0907 SUGGESTED FOR COVERAGE What: Rally to save the 42nd Street Library and Mid-Manhattan Library at NYPL Trustees Meeting Where: 5th Avenue entrance to the 42nd Street Library (5th Ave and 41st St.) When: Wednesday, March 12, 5:00 – 6:00 PM Rain or Shine Press contact: Charles Warren […]

Voices from the Neighborhood

Neighborhood leaders from across the city told their preservation stories to HDC board member Susan Hopper. To read their stories and find out how HDC assisted them view below. BROOKLYN Linda Mariano: FROGG (Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus) “Simeon Bankoff [HDC’s Executive Director], and HDC staff are providing help with the property owners list for […]