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” […]

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 […]

PRESERVATION NOW! Keynote Presentation by Dr. Clement Alexander Price

 HDC Annual Preservation Conference March 1-3, 2013 “PRESERVATION NOW! TODAY’S VICTORIES, LOSSES AND ONGOING BATTLES!” “Might This Be the Best of Times?: A Consideration on the Future of Historic Preservation” Friday, March 1, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, West 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, Manhattan Keynote Presentation by Dr. Clement […]

Six To Celebrate 2013 Launch Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to learn more about the 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods we will be working with this year. Our intentions of bringing everyone together to connect, discover and educate one another on the preservation issues of theses neighborhoods was achieved.   HDC appreciates your continued support and dedication […]

Old is Green! An Informational Seminar

“Green and Sustainable Architecture for Historic and Landmarked Buildings” -Wednesday, June 20, 2012- 8:30am-1:00pm It is a common misconception in the building arts that preservation and sustainability are at odds; to the extent that articles such as “Historic Preservation and Green Architecture: Friend or Foes?” have become almost regular features in many preservation periodicals. Here […]

A Brief Report From A Rather Long Hearing

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Wednesday’s Joint Meeting of the City Council Committees on Buildings and Land Use  lasted as long as it did, starting around 10:15am with the last speaker finishing sometime after 2:15pm.  Fully half of the City Council and the Public Advocate were in attendance during the hearing […]