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 […]

Madison Square North Preservation Walk & Talk

Tour SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! Madison Square North Walking Tour Friday, August 9, 2013 Refreshments 6 p.m. Join HDC on a FREE tour of the Madison Square North Historic District. It’s hot out and we need things to keep us happy so we don’t curse the sun gods, so come have fun and learn some history. For […]

New Market Building is Place Matters building of the month!

Place Matters names the New Market Building as building of the month Dear Friends, The New Market Building, the original site of the Fulton Fish Market along the East River, lays empty today. Activist groups have worked over the last few decades to restore the market to its former importance as part of a revitalization of […]

“MidCentury (un)Modern”

Date: Tuesday, May 21 Time: 5:00 PM Location: 641 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor To RSVP for the event please contact: [email protected]  by 5/17 *note: if you are unable to make it by 5pm you can arrive at 5:30 for the second half of the presentation without disrupting the event. Please join us at the offices of COOKFOX and […]

The Future of New York's Public Libraries

Knowledge of the Future: The Changing Face of New York City’s Public Library Systems Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6pm Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle #2, Manhattan Free. To rsvp, contact [email protected] Space is limited. Despite recent record increases in library attendance usage citywide, the three New York City library systems have been systematically starved for financial […]

Save the New York Public Library Rally – May 8, 2013

On May 8th the Committee to Save the New York Public Library and HDC met with other organizations and members of the community to rally against the Central Library Plan. Below is a video taken of the rally (Part 1) Citizens protest the NYPL “Central Library Plan.” http://www.savenypl.org/

Save the New York Public Library Rally – May 8, 2013

On May 8th the Committee to Save the New York Public Library and HDC met with other organizations and members of the community to rally against the Central Library Plan. Below is a video taken of the rally (Part 1) Citizens protest the NYPL “Central Library Plan.” http://www.savenypl.org/

Save the New York Public Library Rally – May 8, 2013

On May 8th the Committee to Save the New York Public Library and HDC met with other organizations and members of the community to rally against the Central Library Plan. Below is a video taken of the rally (Part 2) Citizens protest the NYPL “Central Library Plan.” http://www.savenypl.org/

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 […]