E-BULLETIN OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL
September 2013, Volume 10, Number 2
New/Old Housing Comes to Sunnyside Gardens?
The proposed design by Campani and Schwarting Architects
The largest proposal in the history of the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District on the agenda to be heard at the LPC shortly, and HDC is pleased to be able to have arranged a public presentation by Campani and Schwarting Architects. The proposal, which includes 8 units of new residential development and incorporates the historic 1931 Aluminaire House, is sited on the former Children’s Playground at 39th Avenue and 50th Street, across from the Phipps Apartments.
Please join us for a presentation of this interesting proposal.
Thursday, September 12 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Phipps Apartments Community Meeting Room
Between 48th and 52nd Streets, enter through the semi-circular entrance in the middle of the building. Take the right stairway to the basement door on the right.
Request for Six To Celebrate 2014
Fill out the application online by clicking here
The Historic Districts Council is happy to call for applications for the 2014 Six to Celebrate. This program provides strategic resources to neighborhood groups and community activists working on local preservation campaigns, including documentation, research, zoning, landmarking, publicity, and public outreach. The selected groups will receive HDC’s hands-on help with all aspects of their efforts over the course of the 2014 calendar year, as well as continued support in the years to come.
Above is a link to a PDF of the nomination form. You can also find the form on our websitehttp://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/six-to-celebrate-2014/application or, if you would like, we will mail you one (just call 212-614-9107 or send an email to email@example.com).
Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2013, and the “Six to Celebrate” will be announced in early 2014.
Finally, don’t worry – we’re not going away. HDC will continue to assist all our neighborhood partners in their efforts.
Six to Celebrate is generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Sara Gonzalez, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez
Six to Celebrate 2013: Bronx Parks System, The Bronx
BIKE TOUR (south Bronx loop)
Saturday, September 14, 9:30AM
$5: Friends of HDC, seniors, students, $10: general public
Led by Richard Gans, Bronx bike advocate, and Elizabeth Hamby, artist/educator
Bikes will not be provided
This tour will include a visit to the beautiful and newly restored East 180th Street subway station on the 2 and 5 lines 9 (listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a NYC Individual landmark) and will proceed through eight Bronx parks: Bronx Park, Crotona Park, Claremont Park, Joyce Kilmer Park, Franz Sigel Park, St. Mary’s Park, Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park. In all, the tour will cover about 16 miles at an easy pace. At the end, riders will have the option to continue one more mile to the Arthur Avenue Market for lunch.
Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00pm
Space is limited; meeting location will be provided upon registration.
The 1960s renovation of the Jefferson Market Library in the West Village remains a milestone in adaptive reuse, but this tour will focus on new design in old buildings in the East Village. We will start at a new branch in an old chocolate factory, the Mulberry Street Library; look at the recent interior renovations at the Puck Building; and then walk up Lafayette Street to view the newly-renovated streetfront and lobby of the Public Theater, which was originally the Astor Library. Our tour will conclude at the nearby Ottendorfer Library on Second Avenue which is the City’s oldest free public library having opened in 1884. This tour will be led by John Bacon, HDC board member and Director of Planned Giving at The New York Public Library.
This tour is part of “New Design/Historic Places”, HDC programs that examine projects that expand our perceptions of the field of historic preservation and integrate contemporary design with historic resources.
To purchase tickets for this tour click here
These tours are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Vincent Gentile, Sara Gonzalez, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEW BUILDING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
HDC Wants to Hear From You!
Despite what the real estate industry says, dynamic contemporary architecture has a strong place in historic neighborhoods. Communities across the city ranging from Riverdale in The Bronx to Stapleton on Staten Island feature examples where innovative design complements the existing context. As part of HDC’s ongoing research on these types of projects, HDC wants to know if you have a favorite new building in your neighborhood. If so, let us know!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a high resolution image of the building and a brief description (no more than 200 words) on why you think this project is a good example of contemporary design integrated with historic resources. The building or project may include new building design within historic neighborhoods as well as additions to and alterations of historic buildings. Projects do not have to be located in historic districts to be considered and there is no set date range to be considered a new building.
If you’re receiving this, then you know that HDC is working hard throughout the city to protect and preserve the neighborhoods which make New York great. Please consider contributing and becoming part of the movement to preserve our city’s irreplaceable architecture and history. There are a lot of buildings to cover, and we can only do it with a lot of people.
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