E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL
August 2013, Volume 10, Number 5
Monday, September 9, 2013
Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street NY,NY 10003
The Department of City Planning’s mission is to promote strategic growth, transit-oriented development and sustainable communities, in part by initiating comprehensive, consensus-based planning and zoning changes for individual neighborhoods and business districts, as well as establishing policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide. It supports the City Planning Commission and each year reviews more than 500 land use applications for actions such as zoning changes and disposition of City property. A major initiative of the Bloomberg administration has been a vigorous examination and revisiting of New York City’s physical plan. Much of this work has been carried out by the Department of City Planning and the City Planning Commission. Both agencies are under the leadership of Amanda Burden and in the past 12 years, they have changed the underlying plans for more than a third of New York’s City’s neighborhoods and properties. Carolyn Grossman, Director of Governmental Affairs, will speak about the many facets of the Department’s work, including a discussion of what zoning is, how the process works, and how the Department uses it to achieve changes in the city’s built character. This discussion will include a variety of case studies involving zoning and other initiatives in recent years. Ms. Grossman will address attendees’ questions on a range of topics, so come prepared to engage in a discussion centered on your inquiries and concerns.
These events are FREE, but reservations are required.
For more information on this series or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Zay at email@example.com or 212-614-9107. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
Request for Six To Celebrate 2014
Fill out the application online by clicking here
The Historic Districts Council is happy to call for applications for the 2014 Six to Celebrate. This program provides strategic resources to neighborhood groups and community activists working on local preservation campaigns, including documentation, research, zoning, landmarking, publicity, and public outreach. The selected groups will receive HDC’s hands-on help with all aspects of their efforts over the course of the 2014 calendar year, as well as continued support in the years to come. Above is a link to a PDF of the nomination form. You can also find the form on our websitehttp://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/six-to-celebrate-2014/application or, if you would like, we will mail you one (just call 212-614-9107 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2013, and the “Six to Celebrate” will be announced in early 2014.
Finally, don’t worry – we’re not going away. HDC will continue to assist all our neighborhood partners in their efforts.
Six to Celebrate is generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Sara Gonzalez, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez
Bronx Parks System, The Bronx
BIKE TOUR (south Bronx loop)
Saturday, September 14, 9:30AM Led by Richard Gans, Bronx bike advocate, and Elizabeth Hamby, artist/educator Bikes will not be provided
This tour will include a visit to the beautiful and newly restored East 180th Street subway station on the 2 and 5 lines 9 (listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a NYC Individual landmark) and will proceed through eight Bronx parks: Bronx Park, Crotona Park, Claremont Park, Joyce Kilmer Park, Franz Sigel Park, St. Mary’s Park, Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park. In all, the tour will cover about 16 miles at an easy pace. At the end, riders will have the option to continue one more mile to the Arthur Avenue Market for lunch. http://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/six-to-celebrate-2013-neighborhoods/six-to-celebrate-2013-walking-tours
Landmarks Lion 2013 – Hugh & Tiziana Hardy
Save the date:
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Landmarks Lion Award Ceremony & Dinner Honoring Hugh & Tiziana Hardy.
The evening will take place at 6:30 pm in a private space at the iconic Empire State Building with panoramic views of New York City.
Hugh and Tiziana have been involved for decades in how New Yorkers preserve and adapt historic buildings and neighborhoods. In their own way, they each have helped to shape and enrich the preservation movement, leading the way in appreciating, saving and re-using some of New York City’s most significant buildings. Hugh is widely known for his work restoring and adapting world-class landmarks such as the New Amsterdam and New Victory Theaters, Radio City Music Hall, Central Synagogue and Brooklyn Academy of Music, among many others. Tiziana led community efforts to preserve the threatened character of NoHo, and help it gain its landmark status. She continues to be influential advocate for preservation by serving on the boards of several preservation and cultural organization, and restoring historic brownstones in Harlem.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here
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