Preservation School: Spring 2019

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will teach you how to observe, understand, and advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. First, learn how to read the buildings you walk by every day with classes on the architectural styles and building materials common to New York City’s historic architecture.  […]

The Shop Around the Corner: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Businesses

Saturday, May 11, 2019 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street The Shop Around the Corner: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Businesses is a symposium discussing the different aspects of running a small business in an immigrant community. Throughout the day we will hear from Karla and James Murray  authors of […]

Six to Celebrate Tour – Hidden Hell’s Kitchen

Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Today’s crowds enjoy Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen for its active nightlife, the wide array of cuisine, and its Off-Broadway theatre district. But take a closer look at the clues visible throughout the neighborhood and you will see a history of Hell’s Kitchen that has been left out of […]

Six to Celebrate Tour – Dorrance Brooks Square 

Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Located in the shadow of City College’s Shepard Hall and one block west of the famed Striver’s Row, the compact and picturesque neighborhood of Dorrance Brooks Square has a widely overlooked story of black Harlem to tell. Prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance who called these blocks […]

Satan’s Circus Walking Tour

Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. We will meet on the northeast corner of 27th Street and 5th Ave., in front of the Museum of Sex. Not a heavy metal band. In the late 19th /early 20th century, the neighborhood now known as NoMad (“North of Madison Square”) was a world-famous red light district filled […]

2019 Conference Tours

Gowanus  Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This tour of Gowanus, a long-neglected waterway and community facing both revival and new challenges, will focus on priority buildings and small districts that preservationists and residents have been pushing for landmark designation. Tour-goers will learn about the proposed Gowanus rezoning, the Gowanus Superfund CAG […]

Strangers in the West Book Signing

May 1, 2019 Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, NY,NY 10003 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Strangers in the West is the never-before-told story of the Arab immigrants who settled in New York City, beginning in 1880. They came primarily from what was then known as “Greater Syria,” and settled in tenements on the lower […]

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 […]

2019 Grassroots Preservation Awards

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6 – 8 p.m. Saint Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street The Coalition to Save the former Hans S. Christian Memorial Kindergarten: Carroll Gardens neighbors who organized their community to save Brooklyn’s first purpose-built kindergarten Elmhurst History and Cemeteries Preservation Society: a Queens community group dedicated to the preservation of Elmhurst, including […]

Continuing Education- The Shore Thing-3.19.2019

Join the Historic Districts Council for an encore of our most popular continuing education program The Shore Thing: A Practical Seminar on Shoring Methods and Case Studies for Historic Buildings Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 As a building ages, its structural […]