Report on the Candidate Forum

Picture from the Queens Ledger. The article is brief but does mention that “The candidates were unanimous in wanting a stronger Brooklyn presence on the Landmarks Commission, in wanting more historic districts for the area (Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park have been calendared), and in advocating for new zoning to protect some of the older, […]

Help Support HDC with an Auction & Whisky Tasting

There are still limited tickets available to the Historic Districts Council’s Penthouse Party and Auction in support of the Historic Districts Council’s new “Concerned Preservation Voters Initiative.” The event will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm in the penthouse of 55 Liberty Street, a gothic skyscraper and individually designated landmark. The former executive […]

LPC Declines Landmarking Renaissance Casino; calenders Mahattan Avenue Historic District

Went to the LPC this morning; heard the Manhattan Avenue HD get calendared (40 buildings between 104 –106th Streets, one block west of Central Park – map will probably be poste don LPC website soon). District is mostly rowhouses, built between 1885-1890 by three different architects, including C.P.H. Gilbert, in very good condition with nice […]

HDC Publishes Online Voter's Guide for City Council Race

Thanks everyone who came out last Thursday for the candidate forum. We thought it was a big success, with more than 100 attendees and 9 out of 11 candidates showing up (and staying the whole time!). For pictures, Xris at the Flatbush Gardner was in the audience and kindly posted photos, for which we’re […]

The Future of Flatbush – Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, the Historic Districts Council and the Coalition of Concerned Preservation Voters in the 40th District are sponsoring a public forum with candidates for the City Council’s 40th District special election. As the District includes several historic districts in Flatbush, candidates will discuss important preservation and development concerns including questions of landmark […]