The Historic Districts Council of the City of New York was formed in 1970 by the Municipal Art Society as a committee of volunteers from the city’s nascent and potential historic districts. Since then, the HDC has carved out a niche and fulfilled a much-needed citywide advocacy role.
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Since 1990, the Historic Districts Council in New York City has bestowed the Landmarks Lion award upon those who have shown unusual devotion and aggressiveness in protecting the city‘s historic buildings and neighborhoods. This year’s Landmarks Lion Award recipient is Anne Van Ingen. [Read more…] about Anne Van Ingen Named 2019 ‘Landmarks Lion’
The Historic Districts Council of the City of New York is seeking information on historic place and events related to the city’s Latino Heritage.
The main altar of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, in the Financial District of New York, is embellished with a painting called The Crucifixion, by the Mexican artist Jose Vallejo. Many of the paintings that decorate this church, including The Crucifixion, were donated by Archbishop Nunez de Haro from Mexico City in the late 18th Century.
In 1965, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church was designated a landmark of the city by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, one of the earliest designations in the city. [Read more…] about HDC Searching For NYC’s Latino Heritage
The Historic Districts Council of New York City has announced the winners of their 2018 Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 pm at the St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, New York.
This year’s Grassroots Awards recipients work on the ground, in public service, in communities and online to bring attention and resources to saving the heart and soul of New York City. [Read more…] about NYC Grassroots Preservation Awardees Named
An Accessible Historic Streetscapes continuing education class has been set for Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 9 to 11:30 am.
In this class attendees will learn about the historic pavings used in DUMBO and around New York City from Doreen Gallo of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance; and based on a study the Historic District Council commissioned from Being Here Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design, PLLC, Denisha Williams and Jeff Byles will explain how to maintain the historic Belgian Blocks while being ADA compliant. [Read more…] about NYC: Accessible Historic Streetscapes Program
The Historic Districts Council has announced their Annual Preservation Conference is set for Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York.
This day-long Conference will dive into a range of topics and of-the-moment campaigns to preserve communities and sites throughout the city, with sessions led by the participants themselves. [Read more…] about NYC Historic Preservation Conference March 3rd
The Historic Districts Council (HDC) in New York City has announced their 2018 Six to Celebrate.
Six to Celebrate annually identifies six historic NYC neighborhoods that merit preservation. These will be priorities for HDC’s advocacy and consultation over a yearlong period. This years Six to Celebrate are as follows: [Read more…] about Historic Districts Council Names 2018 Six to Celebrate
New York City’s Historic Districts Council Public Review Committee is a group that reviews Certificate of Appropriateness applications submitted to New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).
The volunteer committee and professional staff examine each proposal and create testimony that is read to the Commission at public hearings. The following properties were some of the biggest projects that were reviewed this past year. [Read more…] about NYC Historic Districts Council 2017 Highlights
339 West 29th Street, aka the Hopper-Gibbons House in the Lamartine Place Historic District is a former Underground Railroad stop in Chelsea, Manhattan.
The house and the row was designated as an historic district for cultural reasons – the family of no. 339 was violently attacked in the 1863 Draft Riots for harboring runaway slaves. The abolitionists escaped via the rooftop, hopping house to house until ultimately making a safe exit through a neighboring home. [Read more…] about Owner Mars Underground RR Stop, Seeks Legalization
The Historic Districts Council, an advocate for New York City’s historic neighborhoods representing a constituency of over 500 local community organizations, has named Daniel J. Allen, Board President.
“Mr. Allen has been a valued member of the HDC board for several years. His knowledge and experience as both a professional and community preservationist make him an ideal candidate and we are very happy to welcome him into this new position,” Simeon Bankoff, HDC’s Executive Director said in a statement to the press. [Read more…] about New Chair For Historic Districts Council