Behind the Scenes: The Gilded Age

Production Designer Bob Shaw and Location Manager Lauri Pitkus will join HDC’s Lorna Nowvé, and FRIENDS ED, Rachel Levy, as they explore the extensive research and challenging logistics involved in bringing Gilded Age New York City to life.

Penn Station Area Panel Discussion – Feb. 17

Please join the Historic Districts Council on February 17th at 6 p.m for an informative advocacy forum. Panelists will address the urgent preservation issues arising from the proposed Penn Station Area development and share calls to action.

Walking Tour Videos

The Historic Districts Council has a catalogue of 20+ walking tour videos on our YouTube channel. You can now explore NYC and its rich architectural and cultural history from your own home, wherever that may be.

Previous Winter 2022 Preservation School Classes

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will provide you with general knowledge and vocabulary about historic preservation practice in New York City. This series is ideally suited to civic organizations, community board members, grassroots preservationists and anyone interested in how to preserve neighborhood character.

Preservation School: Urban Planning NYC – January 26

January 26, 2022 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Via Zoom In this class, Urban Planner Jeff Reuben will provide an overview and help demystify major components of urban planning in New York City. He will present practical information about zoning, the land use approvals process, and environmental review, describing the role of public entities including the […]

Berenice Abbott’s New York – Virtual Tour – December 6

In this webinar, tour guide Lucie Levine, will follow Abbott from New York to Paris and back again, exploring Abbott’s relationship to New York both in her life and in her work, from her home in the Village, to her dramatic documentation of 1930s New York,