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. May 12: Green-Wood Cemetery and East 25th Street Historic […]

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 […]

50th Anniversary Lecture Series

Genesis: How HDC came to be and why we needed to exist In the Thick of It: Our best war stories, how certain districts/landmarks came to be What We Learned: Takeaways from 50 years of advocacy Genesis: How HDC came to be and why we needed to exist Thursday, February 20, 2020 Join us for […]

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 […]