Join us for a virtual conversation about the Fieldston Historic District in The Bronx

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom Fieldston was designated a historic district in 2006 and has about 257 houses and buildings in a roughly 140-acre district. It has  a profusion of picturesque revival architectural styles, including the Medieval, English Tudor, Mediterranean, Dutch and Georgian Colonial. The Fieldston Historic District is […]

Six to Celebrate Far Rockaway Virtual Tour – October 20

October 20, 2021 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom Far Rockaway! The Canarsie Indians’ name for the place has stuck. “Rekowacky” meant “place of our people.” No border between New York City and any surrounding community could be starker: this is where the suburban ritziness of Nassau County’s Five Towns meets the inner-city grittiness of […]

Six To Celebrate Prospect Heights and Grand Army Plaza Walking Tour – October 30

From Howling Wilderness to Historic District: Prospect Heights and Grand Army Plaza Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is an in-person walking tour The New York Times once described the area of Brooklyn now known as Prospect Heights as a “howling wilderness.” On this tour of Prospect Heights and Grand Army […]

2021 Landmarks Lion – Darren Walker November 29, 2021

On Monday, November 29, 2021, the Historic Districts Council will honor Darren Walker with the 2021 Landmarks Lion Award. Each year, the Historic Districts Council honors a special New Yorker who has advocated to preserve the city’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. Landmarks Lion Award Honoring Darren Walker Monday, November 29, 2021 Each year, the Historic Districts […]

On and off Atlantic Avenue before the Antic

  Sunday, September 26, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is an in-person walking tour The Atlantic Antic, one of New York largest street fairs, returns on Oct. 3rd. Hear about the diverse commercial, social, civic and architectural merits of this great old Brooklyn thoroughfare. From Atlantic Center to Court Street, Atlantic Avenue is […]

Six to Celebrate walking tour of Parkchester – October 16, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This is an in-person walking tour  HDC tours are rain or shine.   Parkchester is the earliest example of the tower-in- the-park development in both New York City and the United States. The complex was also the first major housing development undertaken by the Metropolitan Life Insurance […]

Long Island City Virtual Tour

September 28, 2021 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom Long Island City (Newtown Creek, East River, 51st Street) was an independent city from 1870 to 1898. It is dubbed the ‘Cradle of Creativity’ from its storied record of creative ideas and the imaginative people behind them. It launched New York as the nation’s business […]

Book talk- American Hotel: The Waldorf-Astoria and the Making of a Century

September 30, 2021 5:00 p.m. via Zoom Known internationally as a symbol of elegance and luxury, Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria is one of the world’s most famous hotels. Its reputation as a host to political leaders and movie stars is matched only by the renown of its cuisine and soaring Art Deco architecture. In this lecture based on his recent […]

Urban Archive Map Demo

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom Learn about your neighborhood! In this workshop, we’ll show you how to uncover local history using maps, tours, and stories created by the Historic Districts Council on Urban Archive. Sam Addeo, Director of Community and Development, at Urban Archive will demonstrate how to use UA […]