Forgotten NY at the Gotham Gazette Reading Club

From Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian ([email protected]) At my suggestion the Gotham Gazette Reading NYC Book Club has invited Kevin Walsh, the author of my new favorite book, Forgotten New York, to speak this Wednesday evening. This event is free and open to the public, so I encourage you to attend. Forgotten New York – […]

More Details on the Race for the 40th & HDC's candidate forum

From Courier-Life 02/15/2007Hot seat: Nine vie for council post – Candidates court voters at P.S. 217By Helen Klein This time, the focus was neighborhood preservation. Candidates for the vacant seat in the 40th Councilmanic District, gathered at Public School 217, Newkirk and Coney Island Avenues, for a forum organized by the Historic Districts Council (HDC), […]

SAHS Lecture on Central European House Building

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, New York Metropolitan ChapterPresents a lecture co-sponsored byHungarian Cultural Center, New York “Style, Tradition, Ambition: Aspects of Country House Building in Hungary and Central Europe”by József SisaHead, Modern Art Section, Research Institute for Art History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Tuesday February 20, 20076:30 pmHungarian Cultural Center447 Broadway, 5th FloorNew York City […]

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 […]

QHS Hosts Book Signing on Historic Cemetery

Maple Grove CemeteryBook signing and lectureSaturday, February 172:30- 4:30 p.m. The Queens Historical Society 143-25 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 939-0647 Maple Grove historians Nancy Cataldi and Carl Ballenas have lovingly crafted this tribute to this magnificent cemetery. Cataldi is a photographer and president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, and Ballenas is an […]

Gowanus Tour! In February!!

Gorgeous GowanusDate: Sunday, February 25Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMLocation: Meet downstairs in front of entrance on Smith-9 Streets stationTransit: Subway F/G to Smith-9 StreetsRSVP: Captain Ellie, 718-781-1228For more information: The Shorewalkers invite you to explore the shoreline of the Gowanus Canal, an urban industrial waterway near the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. This narrated tour […]

Victorian Society Spring Programs

From METROPOLITAN CHAPTER of THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IN AMERICA Exciting Programs Kick Off the Spring Season! LECTURE and BOOK SIGNING: Tuesday, February 13 Bound for Freedom: Inventing the Underground Railroad in 19th-Century New York Fergus M. Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of New York and […]

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 […]

Discover Staten Island's Diverse History

From Pat Salmon, [email protected] The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences invites all to attend several fact-filled presentations led by Curator of History, Patricia M. Salmon: “Stapleton: A Community of Contrast & Change”Friday, February 16, 2007, 7:30 p.m. $3 suggested donation.RSVP to this e-mail or call 718.727.1135 x123.Courthouse at Historic Richmondtown, Center Street Stapleton […]