Greenpoint Over Time

April 27, 2024 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In Greenpoint’s history, the waterfront has always played a central role. On our walk with tour guide Geoff Cobb, we will visit sites that trace the development of the area’s waterfront including the site of the area’s first European settlement, the dozens of shipyards that once lined […]

Preservation School – Preserving the Art of Stone Carving – 4.24

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this class, led by Pellettieri Stone Carvers founder Chris Pellettieri, participants will learn about the work Chris does as a professional stone carver as well as his work with students of all ages through his Academy. For his commissioned work Chris specializes in […]

Preservation School – Department of Design and Construction – 3.19

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this class, a former staff member in the Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Jeremy Woodoff will discuss what the agency’s role and responsibilities are, how the existing built environment is incorporated, and what the process is if work is being […]

Bushwick’s History, Housing, and the Case for Preservation – 3.26

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom In 2023, after decades of community advocacy, Bushwick, Brooklyn won the designation of the Linden Street Historic District, the first historic district in the neighborhood. But the 32 brick and brownstone row houses on Linden St. are just a few of Bushwick’s architectural treasures. […]

Preservation Happy Hour – 2.26

On behalf of HDC, join us on Monday, February 26th at Fraunces Tavern for a Preservation Happy Hour! From 5-7 pm, we invite guests to meet new colleagues and friends, reconnect with existing ones, and to speak to HDC staff and elected officials about their preservation concerns and priorities for 2024. There will be happy […]

What are Special Purpose Districts? A Conversation with George Janes – 4.2

April 2, 2024 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom Co-Sponsored by Landmark West!   In examining the proposed City of Yes zoning text amendments, the question has been raised about how City of Yes will impact the many Special Purpose Districts across the city. But what is a Special Purpose District and how do they help preserve […]

Bayley Seton- One of America’s First Public Health Hospitals Then and Now – 2.13

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Dating to 1831, the Bayley Seton campus was Staten Island’s first public health facility, originally known as Seaman’s Retreat. The original Seaman’s Retreat building, designated a NYC landmark in 1985, is seriously threatened with demolition by neglect. The site also contains the first U.S. Public […]

PRESERVATION SCHOOL: ALL ABOUT ARCHITECTURAL METALS – 1.23

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this Preservation School class, you will learn about the preservation and restoration of architectural metal on historic buildings. Join Kate Allen, President of Allen Architectural Metals (AAM) as she discusses how she and her team preserve, repair, or replicate historic metal and how […]

PRESERVATION SCHOOL- BRIDGE TO CRAFTS CAREERS PROGRAM – 1.9

January 9, 2024 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Would you like to know how the almost 200-year-old, National Historic Landmark,  Green-Wood Cemetery maintains its beautiful monuments? Join the Director of Restoration and Preservation at Green-Wood, Neela Wickremesinghe as she discusses just that, including their Bridge to Crafts Careers program. Bridge to Crafts Careers […]