2022 Annual Preservation Conference – May 21

Saturday, May 21,

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

NY Law School, 185 West Broadway,

Join HDC at the Preservation Conference, which will examine positive impacts of preservation, how our work is supporting goals promoting an increased equity framework in preservation, sustaining affordable housing

Discover the Wonders of Parkchester – April 23

Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. In person tour Sharon Pandolfo of The Parkchester Project will lead an in-person walking tour through the beautiful Parkchester area of the Bronx. You will get a close-up look at the extraordinary collection of terra cotta art that adorns the buildings by artists Carl Schmitz, Raymond Grandville […]

Preservation School: Saving Edgar Allan Poe’s Cottage – April 6

SAVING EDGAR ALLAN POE’S COTTAGE: A CASE STUDY FOR THE LAY PRESERVATIONIST April 6, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom One need not be a trained preservationist to launch a campaign to save a building. While the field of historic preservation has its place in the world of academia, many cases have shown that […]

A View of the “Ridge” – April 20

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Bay Ridge is a neighborhood of nearly 90,000 people that sits at the Brooklyn end of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The area’s development exploded at the turn of the 20th century due to access improvements in trolley, elevated railroad, and eventually subway service. Bay Ridge’s built […]

Building The Brooklyn Bridge 1869 to 1883: An Illustrated History Book Talk – March 15

March 15, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom Author Jeffrey I. Richman, in a virtual presentation, will tell the captivating story of how a bridge of unprecedented size and technology–the iconic Brooklyn Bridge–was built over the East River, connecting, for the first time, the then independent cities of Brooklyn and New York. This awe-inspiring […]

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire – March 22

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom In honor of Women’s History Month and the upcoming 111th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on March 25th, the Historic Districts Council and the Columbus Citizens Foundation invite you to join the foundation’s Lisa Ackerman and Gina Pollara of the Remember the Triangle […]

A Virtual Trip To City Island – March 10

Thursday, March 10, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom City Island is a small island located in the northeast Bronx, whose history dates back to a 1654 Dutch settlement. To access the mile-and-a-half oasis, you must drive through Pelham Bay Park (New York City’s largest park), and cross the island’s only bridge, making you […]

Behind the Scenes: The Gilded Age

Production Designer Bob Shaw and Location Manager Lauri Pitkus will join HDC’s Lorna Nowvé, and FRIENDS ED, Rachel Levy, as they explore the extensive research and challenging logistics involved in bringing Gilded Age New York City to life.