The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg
Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:00pm (tour will take approximately 2 hours)
As a follow-up to HDC’s recent screening of The Domino Effect, we offer a complementary tour that examines these real-life issues in person. The Domino Effect is a feature length documentary that explores the process of real estate development in New York City and examines its impact in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In the last decade, these neighborhoods have been transformed by gentrification and development enabled by controversial rezonings. For this walking tour, the film’s writer and researcher Brian Paul will lead attendees on a walk looking at the changing face of Williamsburg. From the new waterfront towers to the adaptive reuse of the Wythe Hotel (developed by Two Trees, Domino Sugar Factory’s new owner), participants will learn about how zoning and preservation has affected this rapidly-changing area.
Fee: $10 general admission, $5 for seniors, students and HDC members
Space is limited.
Meeting location and details available upon registration.
19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Conference Tours
March 3, 2013
Meeting times, locations and directions for tours will be provided upon registration. Tours generally start between 10:00am and 1:00pm and last approximately two and a half hours.
Grand Central Terminal and Midtown East, Manhattan
Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District and Environs, Brooklyn
Further Along the Grand Concourse, The Bronx
New York University and Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens
all tours $15
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM HISTORIC DISTRICT A Walking Tour
Saturday, October 13th, 1:00pm Please meet at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue & East 78th Street $10 members, $15 non-members ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED
Following the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1880, the adjacent area along Fifth Avenue quickly became New York City’s most fashionable neighborhood, where prominent families constructed magnificent residences. Astonishingly, many of these mansions were replaced by luxury apartment buildings only one generation later. Today, this sophisticated district displays a striking array of architectural styles from McKim, Mead & White Classicism to Philip Johnson Post-Modernism. Mosette Broderick - author and Director of the Urban Design & Architecture Studies Program and the Historical & Sustainable Architecture M.A. Program at NYU - will lead this tour of the neighborhood, as described in her new book which will chronicle the architecture of Fifth Avenue at the height of its importance a century ago.
To purchase tickets, please call 212-535-2526 or click here.
x *** This year marks the 30th Anniversary of FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts! In celebration of this milestone, FRIENDS has been revisiting each of the six historic districts that we are charged with protecting. Over the years, we have testified on countless proposals for alterations to the 1,402 buildings included in these districts, and thus we have fought many preservation battles. This fall, join us on three walking tours to rediscover the distinctive architecture that makes our neighborhood great.
Art Deco/ WPA design in Isham and Inwood Hill Parks
Six To Celebrate Walking Tour: Van Cortlandt Village, Bronx
2012 Neighborhood Walking and Bicycle Tours
Meeting locations and directions for tours will be provided upon registration. Tours generally last two and half hours. Space is limited.
Sunday, May 6, 2pm
Van Cortlandt Village, Bronx
WALKING TOUR led by Anthony W. Robins, architectural historian
Once the site of Revolutionary War-era Fort Independence, Van Cortlandt Village developed into a residential enclave in the 20th century. Built on a winding street plan designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, responding to the hills and views of the area, the neighborhood consists of small Neo-Colonial and Tudor revival homes and apartment buildings, including the Shalom Alecheim Houses, an early cooperative housing project. The tour will be led by architectural historian Anthony Robins, author of the Van Cortlandt Village Cultural Resources Survey. A representative of the Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association will also attend to talk about their ongoing preservation and awareness efforts.
RSVP today: $5 for Friend of HDC; $10 for Non-Friends
East Village Walking Tour
Six To Celebrate: Mount Morris Park Tour
Six to Celebrate Tour Mount Morris Park—TOMORROW!!
Come join us for a series of tours throughout 2011, highlighting our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. The residential area surrounding Mount Morris Park in Harlem includes elegant rowhouses and larger apartment buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Romanesque Revival, Neo-Grec and Queen Anne styles. Come join tour leader John Reddick as he details some of this little known architecture by many of New York’s significant architects. Tour concludes with a presentation by Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, which is seeking to expand the boundaries of the current historic district to more adequately represent the neighborhood’s significant architecture.
Date: Thursday, May 19, 6pm
Location: Meeting location and directions for this tour will be provided upon registration. Tours generally last approximately two hours.
Fee: $10 per person/$5 for Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students.
Tickets can be purchased here.
A limited number of tickets are available for area residents. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are an area resident.
Advance registration is required and space is limited.