2024 Six to Celebrate

HDC, is pleased to announce its Six to Celebrate, an annual listing of historic New York City neighborhoods that merit preservation attention. Six to Celebrate is New York’s only citywide list of preservation priorities.

HDC, VSNY and Coalition of Advocates Send Scenic Landmarks Policy Report to LPC

On December 1st, 2023 HDC and the Victorian Society New York presented a Policy Report to the Landmarks Preservation Commission outlining what we see as  shortcomings and gaps in the agency’s current Scenic Landmark Review process, and offering a host of policy proposals that we believe would improve the process. The report, which was cosigned […]

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 […]

Frampton Tolbert Named New Executive Director of HDC

Frampton Tolbert, a New York City-based preservationist and non-profit management leader, currently serving as the Deputy Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council


In December, we asked you to tell us what NYC buildings you feel need saving. Or just need a little love. The response was astounding. 100+ passionate New Yorkers joined in from every borough, telling us what their favorite threatened buildings are, and why these sites need protection.

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 […]

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. 

Simeon Bankoff Stepping Down as Executive Director of HDC

FOR RELEASE: September 21, 2021 CONTACT: Alison Greenberg, HDC Board President; 201-207-1003/[email protected]   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL STEPPING DOWN  Board to Launch National Search and Ensure Smooth Leadership Transition New York, NY: The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York City’s advocate for all its historic  neighborhoods, announced today that its Executive Director Simeon […]

2021 Candidate Forum

Primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd; the general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd; both are ranked-choice ballots. The 2021 municipal elections will determine NYC’s new Mayor in addition to 28 new Council Members. Below are candidate forums and surveys from several preservation organizations. Village Preservation Additional resources: https://www.villagepreservation.org/resources/election-2021/ Carnegie Hill Neighbors City Council […]

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 […]