Historic Districts Council

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Greenwich Village »

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Comes Under Fire at Hearing

The plan would allow developers to build taller in exchange for creating more affordable housing.

Sunset Park »

How to Turn Your Block Into an Historic District

A step-by-step guide to advocating for an historic district in your neighborhood.

Jamaica »

Get a Rare Glimpse Inside Jamaica's 'Wonder Theatre'

The Historic Districts Council is organizing a tour of the Loews Valencia on Oct. 4.

East Village »

Archaeologists Have Recreated Beer From the 1800s and it Tastes Minty

Archaeologists found a recipe for 19th-century California Pop Beer after discovering an old beer bottle.

Greenwich Village »

Don't Tell Owners Their Buildings Are Set for Landmarking: Preservationists

Preservationists want the city to stop tipping off owners when their buildings may be landmarked.

East Village »

Get Your Taste of the 'Elixir of Long Life' at This Pub Crawl

Try an 1800s recipe for fending off death on July 19, as part of a pub crawl led by archaeologists.

Forest Hills »

Group Pushing to Preserve 90-Year-Old Tudor Houses in Forest Hills

Five other city neighborhoods are also being targeted for preservation by the Historic Districts Council.

East Village »

Advocates Push to Landmark 14th St. Synagogue in Face of Development

Preservationists want to prevent Town & Village Synagogue on East 14th Street from being demolished.

Upper West Side »

Landmarking is Making Manhattan Too Pricey, Real Estate Group Says

Nearly 30 percent of properties are designated as landmarks, making Manhattan too expensive, REBNY said.

Central Harlem »

Loss of Lenox Lounge Puts Spotlight on Historic Preservation in Harlem

The historic neighborhood does not have its share of historic designations, advocates say.

Central Harlem »

Central Harlem Landmark Plan to Push for New Historic Districts

CB 10, which covers Central Harlem, has unveiled its first comprehensive preservation plan.

The Rockaways »

Far Rockaway Bungalows Offer Welcome Escape for Beach-Starved City Dwellers

A beachside community in Far Rockaway is welcoming newcomers who are restoring its historic bungalows.

Downtown »

Construction Leaves Pier A Open to the Elements, Preservationists Say

Workers have removed most of the windows at Pier A, a landmarked 125-year-old building.

Midtown & Theater District »

Changes to Oak Room and Waldorf-Astoria Clear Latest Hurdle

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has unanimously approved proposals to alter the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room Bar and the Waldorf-Astoria's iconic fa├žade.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Supporters Argue for Former Barbizon Hotel to Become Landmark

Advocates urged the Landmarks Preservation Commission to give the former Barbizon Hotel for Women landmark status at a public hearing Tuesday.