Send a letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Support of Designating Parkchester As a Historic District

Parkchester is the earliest example of the tower-in-the-park development in both New York City and the United States. The complex was also the first major housing development undertaken by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1938, and would later inspire the development of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. Parkchester is notable for the hundreds of terra cotta […]

Tell Us What Needs Saving In Town

Thank you to more than 70 people who participated in our Holiday Wish list!  The results will be announced in February and the buildings will be highlighted throughout 2022.

East 25th Street Historic District Marker Unveiling

HDC pleased to announce that Six to Celebrate neighborhood, the East 25th Street Historic District, will have an unveiling ceremony of historic district markers! This brief event will be next Wednesday, December 8th at 11:00 am. (In front of 336 East 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226)

Testimony Regarding the proposed SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Plan

November 9, 2021 The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. HDC works communities throughout the five boroughs to encourage the preservation and enhancement of their neighborhood’s historic character. The proposed SoHo/NoHo rezoning proposal has the potential to be profoundly damaging to the designated landmark properties of the historic districts […]

Tin Pan Alley Day 2021

Saturday, October 23rd 12 noon – 4pm (rain-date Sun, Oct 24) Flatiron North Plaza, 23rd Street at 5th Avenue The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is happy to help our Six to Celebrate neighborhood partner Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID promote TinPan Alley Day. HDC has been advocating for the protection of Tin Pan Alley for over a decade. We have worked with local […]

Rally Against the Demolition of 44-54 Ninth Avenue

HDC is united with Village Preservation, Save Chelsea and all of you to protest the demolition of the nine landmarked structures you see before you today. We call out the Landmarks Preservation Commission and Department of Buildings and demand that these two city agencies stop this demolition immediately, provide information about how this was allowed to happen, and hold the developers fully accountable. 

Explore the City with Urban Archive Story Maps, Curated by HDC!

One of the most important lessons of recent times has been the widespread awakening to the ubiquity of different life experiences and world perceptions. The same street can be viewed a multitude of ways depending on who is looking down it and one building can have a multitude of meanings based on different associations. As […]

Statement in Support of NY Senate Bill S2016/ NY Assembly Bill A2128 – Amendment to the Multiple Dwelling Law to Eliminate Mechanical Voids

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. Although not every property can or should be protected under strict preservation ordinances, such New York City’s Landmarks Law, rational planning and zoning practices should ensure that development complements the city’s existing historic physical character, especially where it is most […]