On Thursday, December 15th, the New York City Historic Districts Council (HDC) and their community partners were joined by elected officials and concerned members of the public for a press conference at City Hall, condemning City agencies for approving a raft of demolitions of landmarked buildings across New York City. [Read more…] about NYC Preservationists, Officials Protest Demolition of Historic Landmarks
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Now in its 12th year, Six to Celebrate is the New York City Historic Districts Council’s (HDC) annual program of preservation priorities. As part of the program HDC supports six chosen recipients in their historic preservation goals throughout the year and beyond. [Read more…] about NYC ‘Six To Celebrate’ Historic Preservation Nominees Sought
The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York’s city-wide advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods, has announced the 2022 Six to Celebrate, its annual program honoring historic New York City neighborhoods and cultural sites and the local community groups working to preserve and enhance them.
This year, HDC has selected the following community partners and areas for the Six to Celebrate Program: [Read more…] about Six to Celebrate: Honoring NYC Historic Preservation Efforts
The Historic Districts Council (HDC) will host a behind the scenes look at the extensive research and logistics involved in creating HBO’s The Gilded Age, on Tuesday, March 1st. [Read more…] about Behind the Scenes at The Gilded Age (Virtual Program)
Despite being among the city’s oldest thoroughfares, and what one historian referred to as “an incubator of American popular culture,” the Bowery is one of the city’s most endangered historic streetscapes.
The Historic Districts Council will host “Windows on the Bowery: 400 Years on NYC’s Oldest Street,” an illustrated talk on the street’s history and efforts to preserve and protect it, set for Wednesday, January 19th. [Read more…] about The Bowery: An Endangered Streetscape
Richard Morris Hunt (1827 -1895) was known as the “Dean of American Architects.” In addition to raising the discipline of architecture to the status of a profession in the United States, Hunt also revolutionized apartment living in New York, created the nation’s first “studio apartment,” and gave the city of New York some of its most beloved architectural gems.
Along the way, Hunt helped transform New York’s built environment, by championing the City Beautiful Movement, and founding civic organizations like the Municipal Art Society, and the American Institute of Architects. [Read more…] about Architect Richard Morris Hunt Virtual Walking Tour
The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is seeking historic preservation nominations for its Six to Celebrate program. The program provides groups hands-on help strategizing and implementing all aspects of their efforts to preserve their New York City neighborhoods. [Read more…] about NYC Six to Celebrate Historic Preservation Nominations Sought
The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York City’s advocate for all its historic neighborhoods, has announced that its Executive Director Simeon Bankoff has stepped down to pursue new opportunities.
Bankoff has led the organization, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, for over twenty years. His final day at HDC was September 17th. [Read more…] about NYC Historic Districts Council Executive Director Steps Down
The Historic Districts Council of the city of New York and the Elmhurst History and Cemeteries Preservation Society are hoping to save from demolition an important cultural landmark in Elmhurst, Queens. [Read more…] about Home of ‘First Lady of Polish Americans’ Threatened With Demolition
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.