HDC Compiles List of Preservation and Advocacy Resources for Community Partners

HDC is the citywide advocate for New York’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant neighborhoods. It is always an honor to work with community partners across all five boroughs to protect the places New Yorkers love.  We have compiled the following list of Preservation Resources for Community Partners that HDC hopes will help boost their advocacy […]

HDC Awarded Preserve New York Grant

HDC is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a 2023 Preserve New York Grant. This generous $16,000 grant from The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), will fund a Cultural Resource Survey of the Little Caribbean neighborhood, to be undertaken in partnership with […]

Bushwick Press Conference Receives Coverage from Many News Outlets

On July 19th, HDC and the Bushwick Historic Preservation Association (BPHA) hosted a press conference in conjunction with Council Members Sandy Nurse and Jennifer Gutierrez to demand action and equity from the LPC. At the Press Conference we made a two-fold call to LPC: LPC must ensure Bushwick’s landmarks receive the care they deserve, and […]

HDC Remembers Beverly Moss Spatt (1924-2023)

HDC mourns the death of fierce preservation and civic advocate Beverly Moss Spatt, PhD, AICP. Beverly was a leader in the New York City preservation and planning communities for more than 50 years. She served as a member of the Historic Districts Council’s Boards of Directors and Advisers for more than two decades and was […]

HDC Requests Halt to 5G Tower Review Process in Joint Letter

On Thursday, July 6th, HDC and eight of our colleague organizations sent a joint letter to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation formally requesting that the historic review process for NYC’s Link5G towers be paused until CityBridge and the FCC provide adequate information and a clear timeline for the […]

Preserving Affordability Summary

This March HDC partnered with Pratt Institute’s Historic Preservation Graduate Program to hold Preserving Affordability, a three-panel symposium on using historic preservation to develop and maintain affordable housing in New York City. The three panels used a mix of case studies and “how to” presentations to highlight several overarching themes: The broad range of properties […]

HDC Supports Legislation Improving Access to NYS Historic Tax Credits for Long-Term Homeowners in NYC’s Historic Districts

Last month, HDC and our colleagues at the Preservation League of New York State, The Municipal Art Society, and the New York Landmarks Conservancy signed a joint memo in support of legislation which proposes to improve access to the NYS Historic Homeowner Rehabilitation Tax Credit for long-term homeowners in historic neighborhoods in New York City.   Currently, the […]

Read HDC’s Testimony on the Proposed Amendments to LPC Rules

On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hear testimony on proposed amendments to the LPC rules. The Amendments will codify certain common approvals, and make certain types of signage, solar panel installations and greenery eligible for staff level approval. Click Below to Read HDC’s full testimony on the proposed amendments to LPC Rules.

2023 HDC Press

Below is an on-going list of press mentions for the Historic Districts Council.   Historic Districts Council announces 2023 awardees, including two Bronx organizations By Bronx Times Posted on March 18, 2023 https://www.bxtimes.com/historic-districts-bronx-awardees/   Preservation Coalition Calls for Urgent Action to Save a Unique Public Space CARL GLASSMAN  March 23, 2023 Update 3/27/23: http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/preservation-coalition-calls-urgent-action-save-unique-public-space   […]