HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony – Gowanus Sites

Landmarks in Gowanus The Historic Districts Council has been working with Gowanus since 2011 when we featured it as one of our first annual Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. At that time, we worked closely with a community group, Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, which had formed in response to immense real estate pressure resulting […]

HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony – Sunset Park Historic Districts

Sunset Park 50th Street Historic District Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing May 7, 2019 LP – 2623 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN Sunset Park 50th Street Historic District The Historic Districts Council is thrilled to speak in support of this and the other proposed historic districts in Sunset Park. As the commissioners may be […]

HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony – LGBTQ Sites

Item 1 LP – 2635 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN CAFFE CINO – 31 CORNELIA STREET On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and during the first week of Pride Month, HDC is thrilled that the Landmarks Commission dedicated substantial time and resources to designate sites of LGBTQ significance. This community is deeply […]

HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony – National Society for Colonial Dames in the State of New York Headquarters & Interiors

LP – 2605 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLONIAL DAMES IN NEW YORK STATE HEADQUARTERS, 215 East 71st Street The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York Headquarters embodies the long-lasting and still-influential Colonial Revival movement in all its facets, and merits designation as an individual city landmark. The Colonial […]

HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony: Bay Ridge Parkway/Doctors’ Row Historic District

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing May 14, 2019 Item 1 LP – 2631 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN BAY RIDGE PARKWAY/DOCTORS’ ROW HISTORIC DISTRICT The Historic Districts Council enthusiastically supports the designation of the Bay Ridge Parkway/Doctors’ Row Historic District on Bay Ridge Parkway, between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Brooklyn.  HDC has had […]

HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony: Tin Pan Alley

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Designation Hearing NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission April 30, 2019 Item 1- 5 LP-2626 47 West 28th Street Building, Tin Pan Alley – 47 West 28th Street Manhattan – Block 830 – Lot 11 An Italianate row house built c. 1852 with later commercial alterations to house music publishers at […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on March 26, 2019

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Designation Testimony Item 1 LP – 2601 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN FIRST HUNGARIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 346 East […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on December 4, 2018

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Designation Testimony Item 1 LP-2614 BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN 817 Broadway Building, 817 Broadway George […]

HDC@LPC – Testimony for Hearing on June 26, 2018

Designation Hearing  Items 1&2 LP – 2611 & 2612 BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 236-238 PRESIDENT STREET – HANS K. CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL KINDERGARTEN The Historic Districts Council is pleased to support the properties at 236 & 238 President Street in Brooklyn for consideration as individual New York City landmarks. The smaller building at 236 President Street was […]