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 […]

History of the Holiday Season in NYC

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Did you know the country’s first public Christmas tree was put up in Madison Square Park? Or that the world’s largest menorah is in Grand Army Plaza? Join tour guide and 6sqft managing editor Dana Schulz for a look at holiday history in New York […]

Landmarks Lion 2020

Landmarks Lion 2020 Honoring the Historic Districts Council Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. VIEW THE PROGRAM  The Historic Districts Council (HDC) was founded in 1970 on the premise that the people behind the preservation of New York City’s historic neighborhoods need representation and a communal voice. HDC has been pursuing that mission ever since and, […]

Six to Celebrate Tour – Todt Hill-Dongan Hills

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Via Zoom Join Todt Hill-Dongan Hills resident Jean Prabhu and architect Jane McGroarty on this virtual tour of the neighborhood. On the tour you will learn about Individual Landmarks Gillet-Tyler House, Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House, Vanderbilt Mausoleum and the Ernest Flagg Estate. You will also view the stately historic properties and learn […]

Preservation School – Fall 2020

Oral History 101 Thursday, October 8, 2020 Via Zoom 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oral historian Sarah Dziedzic will lead a workshop on conducting oral history interviews to document historic preservation efforts. As current oral historian for the New York Preservation Archive Project, Sarah will cite examples from the Archive Project’s collections of interviews, and will […]

Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) Cycle 9

Continuing Education: FISP Cycle 9 September 23, 2020 Via Zoom 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 2 AIA LU/HSW Credits Long-anticipated changes to the City’s Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) have been issued for Cycle 9, which opens in February 2020. The Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) – previously known as Local Law 11 – relates […]

Virtual Tour of Audubon Park

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6p.m. Long-time Audubon Park resident and HDC Board Adviser, Wayne Benjamin will interview  “The Neighbohood Manhattan Forgot: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It” author Matthew Spady. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. via Zoom In a special Six to Celebrate walking tour, long-time Audubon Park resident and […]

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 […]