Testimonials from the Trades: The Value of Preservation

Testimonials on the Value of Preservation from the Trade   One of the arguments continually used against landmark protection is economic, that landmark designation stifles job creation.  We have been reaching out to actual practitioners who work on historic buildings, both protected and not, and here’s what they’re been saying. Click each quote to read […]

Testimonials from the Trades: The Value of Preservation

Testimonials on the Value of Preservation from the Trade   One of the arguments continually used against landmark protection is economic, that landmark designation stifles job creation.  We have been reaching out to actual practitioners who work on historic buildings, both protected and not, and here’s what they’re been saying. Click each quote to read […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Brooklyn Heights-Pictures

Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Nearly 50 Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2pm Brooklyn Heights was the very first historic district in New York City, designated in 1965. In the decades since, this largely residential enclave has seen numerous additions and alterations to its diverse stock of row houses, distinguished churches and cultural landmarks. Join our […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-BAM-Pictures

Brooklyn Academy of Music as New Design Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11am Join HDC and 2013 HDC Landmarks Lion recipient Hugh Hardy, as we visit several Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) interiors and exteriors, which were renovated, restored and reused under the guidance of Hardy, an architect of many theatrical spaces. Attendees will see the award-winning […]

New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours-Douglaston Pictures

Douglaston’s New Designs Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1pm The Douglaston Historic District is one of the preeminent examples of suburban-style housing with large, free-standing homes in a range of architectural styles. The houses are made more impressive by their sizable lots and mature greenery. The arcadian and expansive nature of the community has allowed for […]

Murals of New York City: An Illustrated Book Talk

Join HDC for an Illustrated Book Talk Murals of New York City Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00 P.M. Collector’s Room in the Alexander Hamilton Custom House  ********* Suggested Donation $10 All attendees MUST RSVP prior to the talk. Space is very limited. Murals of New York, authored by Glenn Palmer-Smith and photographed by Joshua McHugh, […]

The Tyranny of the Glass Boxes

New York Times  By: The Editorial Board West 57th Street is the epicenter of the luxury glass-box boom, in which the lovely old buildings that give New York character are being replaced by bland monoliths. Given that the commission is often all that stands between a neighborhood icon and a wrecking ball, it needs, at the very […]

2014 Six to Celebrate Tour Pictures

For full information about these tours go to our Six to Celebrate website by clicking here  All tours are $5 for friends, students and seniors/ $10 for non-friends Atlantic Avenue: June 14, 2014 (Joe Svehlak) SOLD OUT! View Pictures of the Atlantic Avenue Tour      Forest Close/Forest Hills: June 7,2014 (Barry Lewis) SOLD OUT!! […]

Prominent de Blasio Allies Call on Mayor to Scrap $150 Million in Taxpayer Funds

The Committee to Save the New York Public Library  and The Library Lovers League http://www.saveNYPL.org Press contacts: LibraryLoversLeague@gmail.com, info@saveNYPL.org   “To destroy a library is to destroy the dream of civilization. To destroy the NY Public Library is to destroy our sixth and best borough…” — Junot Diaz   “Whatever its rationale, advertised or secretly […]

A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

It is the Historic Districts Council’s firm belief, backed up by decades of observation, that the New York City Landmarks Law and the Commission empowered by it have enhanced and improved New York City.  Landmark designation stabilizes neighborhoods, enhances property values, empowers communities and attracts private investment into the city. More importantly, landmarks and historic […]