NYC Preservation Advocacy

Monday, July 26, 2021 5:00 p.m. Via Zoom Join HDC and our partner groups as we examine the many threats to preservation in NYC. This virtual advocacy forum will feature presentations from activists throughout the city. SoHo/NoHo Rezoning  Presenter: Village Preservation and HDC Board Adviser, Andrew Berman Gowanus Rezoning Presenter: Voice of Gowanus’ Brad Vogel Mt. Calvary […]

HDC Cultural History Story Maps

Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. These story maps highlight several cultural and immigrant groups that have shaped our city. Explore the diversity of our remarkable city and be sure to check back as we add to these stories and create new ones. This program is supported, in part, […]

Summer 2021 Preservation School

Historic Windows 101: Restoration Techniques “Cracked Open” Instructor: Charu Chaudhry Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Charu Chaudhry, registered architect and Vice President
 at Thornton Tomasetti will offer a comprehensive overview of historic windows of various architectural styles, types and materials in this class. Common conditions, restoration techniques and detailing will be illustrated with real-life examples […]

Borough Committees

Join our Borough Committees! These groups serve as networks to exchange information about local issues and spread the word about community campaigns. They are a forum for discussion of both specific and broad issues confronting New Yorkers who care about preserving their community’s physical character and are seeking to raise awareness about their issues with […]

JANES WALK – The Endangered Buildings on 31st Street

Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:00 PM 1-2 hours On Zoom   LED BY JUSTIN RIVERS, CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER, UNTAPPED NEW YORK, BRAD VOGEL, PRESERVATION COMMITTEE, CITY CLUB OF NY, AND SIMEON BANKOFF, HDC   The last remnant of the old Penn Station is at risk of demolition as are so many others on 31 Street […]

2021 Grassroots Preservation Awards

The 2021 Grassroots Preservation Awards will take place on Zoom the last three weeks of May. The celebrations have been split up in various ways including virtual walking tours and presentations. Continue reading below for dates and information on the awardees. Schedule of Grassroots events:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. $10 Friends of HDC and Seniors / […]

Ada Louise Huxtable’s New York

Wednesday, March 17, 6:00pm  March 14, 2021 marks what would be Ada Louise Huxtable’s 100th birthday. Huxtable (1921-2013), a native New Yorker, was a pioneer in architectural criticism, and a champion of livable cities. As the first full-time architecture critic at a major American Newspaper (The New York Times created the position specifically for her […]

Six to Celebrate Park Slope Virtual Tours

via Zoom The AIA Guide to New York City describes Park Slope, Brooklyn as a “somber-hued wonderland of finials, towers, turrets, bay windows, stoops, and porticoes; a smorgasbord of late Victoriana and the successor to Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill as the bedroom of the middle class and wealthy.” The largest historic district in Brooklyn […]