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A list of HDC’s upcoming events as well as our annual programs, and breaking preservation news.   Events: Preservation School–Working With Elected Officials – December 7, 2015 HDC is always busy, view our Past Events page to see what other evens we’ve held. Programs: Preservation School-2015-2016 Landmarks Lion 2015- Pride of Lions  –2014 Preservation Conference: New Design + Old Places– […]

Historic Pub Crawl- Pictures

The Historic Districts Council and Chrysalis Archeological Consultants  led a tour  of the architecture, history and beverages of some of New York City’s oldest watering holes. The tour  began with a tasting of Chrysalis bitters at the Merchant’s House, brewed from an historic recipe and inspired by a 19th century bottle recently found at a Bowery […]

Murals of New York City: An Illustrated Book Talk

Join HDC for an Illustrated Book Talk Murals of New York City Thursday May 15, 2014 6:00 P.M. Collector’s Room in the Alexander Hamilton Custom House  ********* Suggested Donation $10 All attendees MUST RSVP prior to the talk. Space is very limited. Murals of New York, authored by Glenn Palmer-Smith and photographed by Joshua McHugh, […]

SAVING THE LIONS' CAGE: NYPL'S MULTI-STORY STACKS

Friday, December 6th 6PM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003. The plan to remove millions of books from the New York Public Library’s century old building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue has caused an outcry from writers and scholars, but less has been said about the book stacks that […]

Friends of HDC Holiday Party and book talk and signing by Françoise Bollack, AIA

Join Us for a Friends of HDC Holiday Party with a book talk and signing by Françoise Bollack, AIA Wednesday, December 4th at 6 P.M. Knoll Showroom, 1330 Sixth Ave Celebrate the holidays in the beautiful mid-century ambiance of the Knoll showroom. The evening will feature architect and HDC board president Françoise Bollack discussing her recently […]

From Signs to Scenic Vistas: Aesthetic Regulation's Unfinished Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2013 The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street) New York City RSVP to info@nypap.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  In 1913, the first step was taken in New York City to advance the then radical concept that a city could regulate aesthetics on the grounds of “public beauty.” This notion took the form of a […]

Old is New: Creative Approaches to Adaptive Reuse-A Walking Tour of the West Village

 “New Design+Old Places” Pre-Conference Tour October 27, 2013 at 1pm Led by: Françoise Bollack, HDC Board President and author of “Old Buildings – New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations”. A walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets shows the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village: from early, massive projects like the Federal Archives […]

Monday Morning Coffee Talk- Fall / Winter 2013

First Monday of Every Month 8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 As part of our Neighborhood Partners Program, HDC is pleased to announce the fall 2013 series of Monday Morning Coffee Talks.  This free monthly discussion series examines some of the most common questions asked by community […]