Sound Investment in a Better Society: A History of Cooperative Housing in New York City

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom As New York City confronts a housing crisis, and questions abound around how to build affordable and middle income units around the 5 boroughs, let’s look back at a “revolution” in urban housing: the cooperative. This virtual tour will offer a history of cooperative housing in New York from 1881, […]

Brownstones and Ballot Boxes: Women’s Suffrage in Brooklyn Heights

Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:00 p.m. Via Zoom This summer marks the centennial of the passage of the 19 th Amendment. In honor of this milestone year, let’s virtually visit one of the front lines in the fight for Suffrage: Brooklyn Heights, which was home to some of the nation’s earliest suffrage organizations, including those founded by Black […]

Urban Vanguard Happy Hour with the Historic House Trust and Historic Richmond Town

Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:00 pm. Join HDC in a Zoom happy hour with Historic Richmond Town CEO & Executive Director Jessica Phillips. Jessica has been taking advantage of the empty buildings in Historic Richmond Town and exploring sections not even she has seen before. During this happy tour Jessica will virtually lead us through […]

2020 Grassroots Preservation Awards

New Yorkers may not be able to meet in person but that does not mean our 2020 Grassroots Preservation Awardees deserve any less recognition. The Historic Districts Council has split up the celebrations in various ways including virtual walking tours and presentations. Continue reading below for dates and information on the awardees. Schedule of Grassroots events:  6:00 […]

Six to Celebrate Virtual Gowanus Walking Tour

June 16 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join us for a walking tour of newly-designated individual landmarks in the long-spurned but burgeoning neighborhood around Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. Brad Vogel, Gowanus resident and co-founder of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, will explain what was designated and what remains to be done – with a side dish of […]

Grassroots Virtual Tour of LGBT sites in Greenwich Village

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project are one of the 2020 Grassroots Preservation Award winners for their incredible work gaining recognition for LGBT sites in New York City. Since we were unable to hold the Grassroots Preservation Awards in person this year we have spilt up […]

50th Anniversary Lecture Series

6:00-7:00 p.m. This series is Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project Genesis: How HDC came to be and why we needed to exist Thursday, February 20, 2020 Join us for a special panel discussion of longtime preservation professionals as they talk about the early days of the Landmarks Preservation Commission when historic district […]

Preservation School- Spring 2020

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the process of proposing a historic district on either the state or local level. This series is ideally suited to civic organizations, community board members, grassroots preservationists and anyone interested in how to preserve neighborhood character. In addition to the […]

2020 Preservation Conference Tours

All tours are postponed until further notice Newly Designated Landmarks of Gowanus  April 19, 2020 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join us for a walking tour of newly-designated individual landmarks in the long-spurned but burgeoning neighborhood around Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.  Brad Vogel, Gowanus resident and co-founder of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, will explain what was designated […]