Preservation Now!: Free February Talks and Panels

Historic Districts Council’s 19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Pre-Conference Panel Discussions: As part of Preservation Now!,HDC is pleased to present panel discussions on emerging topics in preservation. These programs are FREE but RSVP is required. Preservation and Technology Wednesday, February 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Advances in technology have changed the ways we can interpret […]

PRESERVATION NOW! 19th Annual Preservation Conference March 1-3, 2013

Preservation Now!  Today’s Victories, Losses and Ongoing Battles! For Details of the Event View the Brochure HERE. To Purchase Tickets, Please Scroll to the Bottom of the Page The 2013 Preservation Conference takes its inspiration from recent trends in preservation and the relationship between development and preservation in New York City. The keynote, panels and […]

Holiday Book Party and Fundraiser: South Street Seaport

Thank you to everyone who attended our holiday party and fundraiser at Bowne & Co. Stationers on December 5, 2012. HDC had a wonderful time seeing everyone and we could not have held the event in a better space. The Bowne & Co. building is beautiful and we hope that you will continue to show […]

HDC in New York Community Trust

  “Advisors to more than 1,200 funds in The Trust support a wide variety of nonprofits in the City and across the country. Most of their grants are for operating support, and many are to major New York organizations. This is good news for the City’s nonprofits, many of which are starved for unrestricted money to run […]

Yorkville Bank Building Gets Designation!

UPPER EAST SIDE—The Historic Districts Council support the designation of the Yorkville Bank Building at 1511 Third Avenue as an individual landmark. “The elegant Italian Renaissance Revival-style building is not only a handsome addition to Third Avenue’s streetscape, it is also a reminder of the once largely German and Eastern European neighborhood it served and is named […]

Help Save A Landmark From Demolition!

The owners of the individually designated City and Suburban Homes First Avenue Estate (the full-block complex from First to York Avenues between East 64th and East 65th Streets) have submitted an application for the demolition of 429 East 64th Street and 430 East 65th Street on the ground that they do not generate a sufficient […]

Livingston Street Battle Frames Debate On Landmarks

City Limits Article by Robert Gratz Since the early days of the landmarks preservation movement in New York City in the 1960s, one of the oldest arguments against official designation was what could be called the Superlative Steward Syndrome. It goes like this: Yes, our building is a treasure, an architectural wonder, in fact. We […]

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 […]

A Lecture by Architect Dan Allen

Jion HDC’s Vice President, Dan Allen for a lecture on Restoring the Yiddish Art Theater;  presented by GVSHP! When: Tuesday, November 8 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. Where:  Third Street Music School, 235 East 11th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) Cost: free; reservations required RSVP: rsvp@gvshp.org or 212-475-9585 ext. 35 (More information)