Celebrate Black History Month!

Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House – 227 Duffield Street 2020 Grassroots Award Presentation – Dorrance Brooks Property Owners and Residents Association and St. Marks Independent Block Association Addisleigh Park Tin Pan Alley Lewis H. Latimer House African Burial Ground Weeksville Statement on George Floyd and Systemic Racism Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House – 227 Duffield […]

Send a letter to LPC in support of the Walentyna & Aleksander Janta-Polczynski House

Above: Walentyna (née Stocker) Janta-Połczyński. Our campaign to preserve her former home in Elmhurst, Queens was recently featured on NBC New York and NY1. The Historic Districts Council and the Elmhurst History and Cemeteries Preservation Society need your help to save an important cultural landmark in Elmhurst, Queens. The home of Walentyna (née Stocker) and her […]

Statement on George Floyd and Systemic Racism

Bayard Rustin in front of the National Headquarters for the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom Associated Press, “March on Washington,” photographer: anonymous, August 1963 From “Central Harlem – West 130th-132nd Streets Historic District” Designation Report, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2018   Everything the Historic Districts Council does starts and ends in community. Although […]

HDC Supports Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the World Monument Watch List

February 26, 2019   World Monuments Watch Selection Committee World Monuments Fund 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite #2412 New York, NY 10118   Dear Selection Committee, The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic places. We strong support the application for the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to be placed on the World Monuments […]

Proposed Bill to Lift FAR Cap

*UPDATE: This bill was not voted on No to bill S.6760  On behalf of the Historic Districts Council and our partner organizations, we implore you to contact your State Senator and tell her/him to veto bill S.6760 which would lift the current State cap (FAR 12) for residential development. This bill has not been vetted […]

HDC’s Comprehensive Analysis of LPC Rules

Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest LPC Rules change under consideration. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) reviews every public proposal affecting New York City’s landmarks and historic districts and provides testimony to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) whenever it is needed. Please continue reading for our testimony regarding the latest Rules change […]

Dr. Westmoreland’s letter of opposition to LPC: Hopper-Gibbons House

Meenakshi Srinivasan Chair Person Landmarks Preservation Commission 1 Centre Street,9th Floor North New York , NY. 10007 Dear Ms. Srinivasan, I am  writing  this  letter  in  support of  the  efforts  of  Fern Luskin, and the Friends  of  Lamartine Place  Historic  District Councils effort  to secure  an  order  from  the  Landmarks Commission directing  the  owner of  […]

East Midtown Rezoning- List of Designated Buildings

At public meetings held November 22, 2016 and December 6, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously granted landmark status to 12 iconic historic buildings in Greater East Midtown. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. […]