Proposed East Midtown Rezoning

Update: Out of the 33 proposed properties the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 12 buildings in East Midtown.   Update: 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. The other 5 buildings were calendared in […]

ZQA/MIH vote this Thursday

Send City Council one last letter before they vote: New Yorkers deserve affordable housing without upzoning the entire city. They have the power to make these decisions, but need to hear from YOU. Who: NYC City Council What: Vote on Zoning for Quality & Affordability (ZQA); Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Where: City Hall, Committee Room […]

New Yorkers against ZQA

Everyone listed below has expressed their opposition to ZQA/MIH To read HDC’s statement click here / To send a letter to City Council expressing your opposition to ZQA/MIH click here   Manhattan Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12 (8 and 10 took no action ) Brooklyn Community Boards 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 Bronx Community Boards 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12 Queens Community Boards 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,( 10 took no […]

LPC Backlog 95 Decisions: Feb 23!!

LANDMARKS COMMISSION TO ACT ON 95 BACKLOG PROPERTIES Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Decisions on the 95 backlog items will be made on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (One Centre Street, 9th Floor). Plan to attend and help HDC fill the room to show support for these potential NYC Landmarks.  This public meeting is the […]

Moving Fast: ZQA/MIH at City Council Feb 9&10!

A wholesale upzoning of all five boroughs is a handout to developers.  This is the last step before a vote. Please join HDC in speaking up on Feb. 9 & 10! Tell City Council that New Yorkers deserve affordable housing without upzoning the entire city. They have the power to make these decisions, but need to […]

Historic Districts Council Statement to NYC City Council on ZQA/MIH

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We represent over 500 neighborhood-based groups dedicated to preserving the physical character of their communities. Many of our constituents have spent years working with property owners, Community Boards, City Planning and elected officials to enact appropriate zoning in order to better protect […]

Public Shut Out from CPC's Public Hearing on ZQA/MIH

Were you left outside, too? The Historic Districts Council, NY Landmarks Conservancy, MAS, Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmark West!, and the Society for the Architecture of the City were unable to testify at the City Planning Commission’s public hearing for ZQA/MIH this morning because the room was at capacity by 9:15 am–the hearing commenced at 9:00 am. By 10:30 am, […]

Raise Your Voice: ZQA/MIH Hearing

Who: NYC City Planning Commission What: Public Hearing on Zoning for Quality & Affordability (ZQA); Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Where: National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green When: Tomorrow Wednesday, December 16, 9:00 am   Please click here to write Mayor de Blasio and the City Council urging them to listen to NY’s […]

The Case of ZQA's "Missing" Environmental Impact Statement

————————————————————————————————————————————————————– A letter from Christabel Gough answers some of our questions about ZQA/MIH’s Environmental Impact Statement Last week we were scratching our heads at Gale Brewer’s hearing: where was the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for all these controversial zoning proposals?  That document was going to explain the impact of the Mayor’s zoning ideas on all […]

Rent Stabilization & Historic Neighborhoods: The Real Story

REBNY’s Latest Report Swings & Misses This week, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) released an unscholarly report claiming that historic districts are injurious to the retention of rent-stabilized apartments in New York City (“Landmarking does not protect affordable housing, report says”).We checked the facts, and what we found was that REBNY not […]