HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL

HAPPY HOLIDAYS  FROM THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL     Tour of EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio   Tour of Loew’s Valencia Theatre Dear Friend, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law. That’s half a century of the City acknowledging that preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods is vital to New York,  but just […]

Andrew Scott Dolkart in the NYT Sunday Routine

  2014 Landmarks Lion Award Andrew Scott Dolkart  Credit-Ramsay de Give for The New York Times The Historic Districts Council’s 2014 Landmark Lion recipient, Andrew Scott Dolkart was featured in the New York Times Sunday Routine. “For a Student of the City, It’s Always New  Andrew S. Dolkart: A Chronicler of New York Old and New” […]

Carnegie Library- Richmond Hill

E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL November 2014, Volume 11, Number 2 In This Issue: History of the Queens Library System Six to Celebrate Queens Carnegie Library- Richmond Hill  Campaign to Save the Carnegie Libraries —————————————————————————————————— History of the Queens Library System        The genesis of the Queens library corporation was the Long Island […]

Pictures of Recent Historic Districts Council Events

 E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL June 2014, Volume 11, Number 3 Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party The 2014 Grassroots Preservation Awards and Preservation Party was held on Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Grace Church. The recipients were Michael Perlman Beaumont Apartment Tenants Friends of First Avenue Estate Coalition Lola Finkelstein and the Multi-Board […]

New York Public Library Drops Plan to Destroy Book Stacks

Details for Renovations Still Unclear In a stunning turn-around on Wednesday, it was announced that the New York Public Library has abandoned the majority of the controversial Central Library Plan and would be retaining (and renovating) the Mid Manhattan Library building and not removing the integral book stacks which form the heart of the 42nd […]

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 […]

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 […]

Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II:

NYC Parks Cypress Hills Cemetery The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies and The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation Invite you to three lectures in the Uncommon Ground Series: Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II: Design, Topography/Geology and Stewardship The subject of urban cemeteries, both private and public, will be explored with a view toward greater […]

Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II:

NYC Parks Cypress Hills Cemetery The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies and The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation Invite you to three lectures in the Uncommon Ground Series: Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes Part II: Design, Topography/Geology and Stewardship The subject of urban cemeteries, both private and public, will be explored with a view toward greater […]

Statement Opposing the proposed NY Methodist Hospital Development in Park Slope

February 4, 2014   Hon. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair NYC Board of Standards & Appeals 250 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10007   Regarding 505-525 6th Street (Block 1084; Lots 25, 26, 28, 39-44, 46, 50-59, 164, 1001 & 1002) BSA Calendar No.289-13-BZ   Dear Chair Srinivasan,   The Historic Districts Council is the citywide […]