HDC Advocacy Methods

To further the preservation ethic, we create and sponsor educational forums for local communities, helping them learn and employ the techniques of neighborhood preservation. Historic preservation became policy largely because of citizen arousal over the demolition of such architectural icons as Pennsylvania Station, so an informed public is important for its continuing strength; we meet that […]

HDC Advocacy Methods

To further the preservation ethic, we create and sponsor educational forums for local communities, helping them learn and employ the techniques of neighborhood preservation. Historic preservation became policy largely because of citizen arousal over the demolition of such architectural icons as Pennsylvania Station, so an informed public is important for its continuing strength; we meet that […]

2012 HDC Conference-The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces

HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL’S 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE:March 2-4, 2012 The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces The Historic Districts Council’s 2012 Preservation Conference will focus on significant open spaces and landscapes in New York City, including public parks, plazas, parkways, yards, planned communities and public housing. Participants will examine a variety of issues such as development […]

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks

The Historic Districts Council Presents Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks Location:The Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street in Manhattan. This events are free and open to the public, reservations are required. To RSVP for any and/or all talks, please call 212-614-9107 ext. 10 or e-mail [email protected] Thursday, September 15th, 6:00pm Defining an Historic District: […]

Vote Against Mendacity To Preserve A Brooklyn Heights Skyscraper

On September 13, 2011, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Borough Hall Skyscraper District which is comprised of 21 skyscrapers and tall office buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. The borough’s 26th historic district, the designation celebrates and protects an important core of commercial developments which chart the rise of Brooklyn into an urban center from the […]

Order a Photo of Your Favorite NYC Building for the Holidays

Did you know that 25 years ago, City photographers fanned out through the five boroughs and shot color pictures of every building? For the last few years we have been reproducing these photographs from the original negatives. Why not consider ordering one of these unique prints as a holiday gift? Order a Tax Photo Here […]

Landmarks: NY iPhone update – version 1.9

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Steven Romalewski The latest version (1.9) of Landmarks: New York is now available for the iPhone.  We’ve incorporated lots of new information and enhancements, including: Landmark sites are up-to-date as of October 2011.  One of the latest landmarks (Westbeth in Greenwich Village) is shown in the screenshots below (the “Bell Telephone […]

Parks Department Rationale for Its Demolition of Historic District in Staten Island

Behold the glory of the Parks Department’s plans to DEMOLISH a National Register-eligible Historic District on Staten Island, a borough not exactly rife with protected landmarks. There’s no way to pretty this up – the Parks Department is planning on demolishing 43 out of 50 historic structures in order to build a park that no […]

Parks Meeting with Community Board on Cedar Grove Beach Club

11/17/11 7:00PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Sea View Hospital Lou Caravone Community Service Building, 460 Brielle Avenue, Parks will use CB#2 to follow up on their last Public Hearing on the Rehabilitation of Cedar Grove Beach. From Eleanor Dugan, former tenant at Cedar Grove (and HDC Grassroots Award winner): “There is of course NO […]