A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in the Village—and One New One!

2014 Pre-Confernce Tour Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon The 1960s renovation of the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village remains a milestone in adaptive reuse, but this tour will focus on new design in old buildings in the East Village.  We will start at a new branch in an old […]

P.S. 199 (270 West 70th Street) Support Letter to Robert Tierney

P.S. 199 (270 West 70th Street) April 16, 2013 Honorable Robert Tierney Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Municipal Building 1 Center Street, 9th Floor New York City, New York 10007   Dear Chair Tierney, I am writing today to join Council Member Gale Brewer, Landmark West!, and others in urging you to calendar P.S. 199 (270 […]

Committee to Save the New York Public Library: The Central Library Plan

The Truth About the Central Library Plan Executive Summary The Central Library Plan (CLP) would close and sell two major public libraries – the Mid-Manhattan branch and the Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL) – and consolidate their functions within the 42nd Street Research Library building. To accomplish this, the Research Library’s seven-story book stacks […]

HDC's Statement on the NYPL's Central Library Plan

NYPL’s Central Library Plan The New York Public Library is an institution that embodies the altruistic principle that education is the great societal elevator. It was founded in the belief that everyone should have access to the resources necessary for self-improvement. Unfortunately, with the NYPL’s pursuit of the Central Library Plan, it appears that mission […]

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 […]

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 […]

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)