New Design + Old Places: Post Conference Tours


This year the Historic Districts Council will present the conference tours over a number of spring weekends, instead of including them all on the Sunday of the conference weekend. See our three exciting conference tours below!

Modern Interventions in Park Slope 

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11am- View Pictures Of The Tour

While there is rarely room in Brooklyn’s Park Slope Historic District for an entire new building, that doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of examples of modern additions and alterations to historic structures. Join tour leader Matt Postal as he highlights some of the contemporary responses in this largely residential community, both inside and outside the designated historic district.



Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Nearly 50

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2pm-View Pictures Of The Tour

Brooklyn Heights Tour just outside the district


Brooklyn Heights was the very first historic district in New York City, designated in 1965. In the decades since, this largely residential enclave has seen numerous additions and alterations to its diverse stock of row houses, distinguished churches and cultural landmarks. Join our guides, urban historians Francis Morrone and Liz McEnaney, to explore what new design looks like among the bricks and brownstones of New York’s oldest historic district.




Douglaston’s New Designs

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1pmView Pictures Of The Tour 

The Douglaston Historic District is one of the preeminent examples of suburban-style housing with large, free-standing homes in a range of architectural styles. The houses are made more impressive by their sizable lots and mature greenery. The arcadian and expansive nature of the community has allowed for many new buildings to be constructed while still maintaining the historic character of the neighborhood. Join Kevin Wolfe, an HDC adviser and the architect of numerous new buildings within the district, as he presents some of his own landmarks-approved projects and discusses what appropriateness means in Douglaston.



For questions or concerns, please be in touch at 212-614-9107 or [email protected]

The 20th Annual Preservation Conference is co-sponsored by HDC’s Neighborhood Partners, more than 500 community-based organizations across the city.

Support is provided in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Sara Gonzalez, Stephen Levin, and Rosie Mendez.


Posted Under: 20th Annual Preservation Conference-New Design+Historic Places, Brooklyn Heights, Douglaston, Park Slope, Walking Tour

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