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 in […]

Designation Testimony for the Angel Guardian Home

LP-2613 – Angel Guardian Home – 6301 12th Avenue The proposed designation of an orphanage designed by George H. Streeton in the Beaux‐Arts style for the Sisters of Mercy and built in 1899. Convent Building – NOT proposed for landmark designation HDC thanks the Commission for bringing this property forward today for consideration of landmark […]

[email protected]: Designation Testimony – Public School 48

Item 1  LP-2646 Public School 48 (now P75Q at P.S. 48, The Robert E. Peary School) ‐ 155‐02 108th Avenue ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING An Art Deco style school building designed by Walter C. Martin first proposed in 1931 and constructed 1932‐1936. P.S. 48 was one of twenty-four schools constructed in New York during […]

[email protected]: Designation Testimony – Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House – 227 Duffield Street

Item 1 LP-2645 Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House – 227 Duffield Street Item Proposed for Designation as an Individual New York City Landmark The proposed designation of a Greek Revival‐style row house, constructed c. 1847‐50 and extended in 1933, that was home to abolitionists Harriet and Thomas Truesdell from 1851‐63. The Historic Districts Council has […]

[email protected]: Designation Testimony – Manida Street Historic District, Bronx

Item 1 LP-2644 Proposed Manida Street Historic District BOROUGH OF THE BRONX The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. As may be deduced by our name, HDC institutionally is a strong proponent for the designation of historic districts. We are especially pleased to be supporting the designation […]

[email protected]: 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 […]

[email protected]: 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 […]

[email protected]: 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 […]

[email protected]: 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 […]

[email protected]: 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 […]