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 […]

LPC’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse to be Auctioned off in 30 Lots

From the Landmarks Preservation Commission: LPC started an architectural salvage program in 1980 to reuse discarded elements from privately and publicly owned buildings across the city. The salvaged items, including wrought iron fences, grilles, brackets, doors, banisters, windows and decorative elements, as well as more utilitarian items like sinks and bathtubs, were sold to the […]

Regarding the proposed Bedford-Stuyvesant /Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the proposed designation of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District August 2, 2011 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods and buildings. HDC is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak in support of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant […]

Regarding the proposed Bedford-Stuyvesant /Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the proposed designation of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District August 2, 2011 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods and buildings. HDC is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak in support of the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant […]

Historic Districts Without Terra-Cotta Street Signs: A Survey

The following correction appeared in today’s New York Times: “NEW YORK A picture on Tuesday with an article about neighborhoods’ long wait for historic district street signs was published in error. (It was also published in error on Sept. 30, 2007, with an article about a proposed historic-district designation for Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park.) The […]

Barbizon Hotel to become a landmark?

From DNA info: LOWER MANHATTAN — A campaign to protect the former Barbizon Hotel for Women reached the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday. The Upper East Side building, located at 140 E. 63rd St., was built in 1927 as a residence for single women looking to begin careers in the Big Apple. Up-and-coming stars Grace […]

Barbizon Hotel to become a landmark?

From DNA info: LOWER MANHATTAN — A campaign to protect the former Barbizon Hotel for Women reached the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday. The Upper East Side building, located at 140 E. 63rd St., was built in 1927 as a residence for single women looking to begin careers in the Big Apple. Up-and-coming stars Grace […]

Regarding the Designation of the second Crown Heights Historic District

October 27, 2009 Statement of the Historic Districts Council before the Landmarks Preservation Commission in support of the designation of the proposed Crown Heights North II Historic District  The Historic Districts Council is the city-wide advocate for New York City’s historic districts and for neighborhood meriting preservation.  HDC is very pleased to offer enthusiastic support […]

Regarding the Landmark Designation of the Wallabout Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding the proposed Wallabout Historic District October 26, 2010 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. As part of our efforts to better grapple with the dozens of communities citywide desirous of historic district status, for the past […]

On Extending the West End-Collegiate Historic District Extension

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation Hearing,  June 28, 2011 Item 16: LP 2462 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN PROPOSED WEST END-COLLEGIATE HISTORIC DISTRICT EXTENSION The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Historic Districts Council been impressed by LPC’s swift and […]