Testimony for Proposed Julius’ Bar Building Individual Landmark

LP-2663 Julius’ Bar Building – 155-159 West 10th Street (aka 186-188 Waverly Place) ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING The proposed designation of a 19th-century former row house in Greenwich Village, which since 1930 has housed Julius’ Bar, the scene of significant events in the history of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. As the citywide advocate […]

Testimony for Proposed Samuel Gompers Industrial High School (now Mott Haven Community, Health Education & Research Occupations, and New Visions Charter High Schools) Individual Landmark

LP-2666 Samuel Gompers Industrial High School (now Mott Haven Community, Health Education & Research Occupations, and New Visions Charter High Schools) – 455 Southern Boulevard (aka 462 Wales Avenue) ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING The proposed designation of a vocational high school designed in the Medieval Revival style by William H. Gompert, with modifications by […]

Testimony for Proposed Lesbian Herstory Archives Individual Landmark

LP-2662 The Lesbian Herstory Archives – 484 14th Street ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING A Renaissance Revival row house designed by Axel Hedman and constructed in 1908 that has housed the Lesbian Herstory Archives since 1991. As the citywide advocate for New York’s architectural, historical and cultural Landmarks, HDC enthusiastically supports the designation of The […]

Testimony for Proposed Melrose Parkside Historic District

LP-2664 Melrose Parkside Historic District ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING The proposed Melrose Parkside Historic District is a remarkably cohesive and intact group of 38 single- and two-family row houses located on Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford avenues in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. As the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods, HDC […]

Proposed Conference House Park Archaeological Site

LP-2648 Conference House Park Archaeological Site – 298 Satterlee Street ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING An approximately 20-acre site within Conference House Park that is associated with over 8,000 years of occupation by Native American people and contains important archaeological resources. The Historic Districts Council enthusiastically supports the proposed designation of the Conference House Archaeological […]

New York Public Library, Harlem Branch – 9 West 124th Street

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. HDC has long been interested in the preservation of New York City’s remarkable collection of public buildings, especially its libraries and schools. Often the grandest structure in its immediate area, New York City’s historic libraries and school buildings announced the […]

Testimony for Proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We’ve long been interested in extending landmark protections to neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan and has consulted with Community Board 10 over a decade ago when they were formulating their preservation plan. We are pleased that the plan has achieved some success in […]

Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz – 715 West 179th Street

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Public Hearing 3/23/2021 Item 1 LP-2649 Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz – 715 West 179th Street ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING The proposed designation of a Gothic Revival style church designed by Bannister & Schell and built in 1911-16 that has played an important role in the Latino/a community of […]

East 25th Street in Brooklyn to be heard by LPC!

  What makes East 25th Street so special? Owners and residents of the row houses of East 25th Street take pride in preserving their block and creating beauty. The result? An intact early 20th century streetscape with exceptional gardens. This block’s demonstrated stewardship has won the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual contest as the Greenest Block […]