Historic Districts Council
The Domino Effect: A Walking Tour of Williamsburg

 A Walking Tour of Williamsburg

Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:00pm (tour will take approximately 2 hours)

Wythe Hotel

Wythe Hotel

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.

http://hdc.org/tour/the-domino-effect-a-walking-tour-of-williamsburg 
19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Conference Tours

March 3, 2013

Walking Tours
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

http://hdc.org/program-events/19th-annual-conference

#PreservationNow

UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICT
A Walking Tour


Sunday, November 11th, 1:00pm

Please meet at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue & East 60th Street 

$10 members, $15 non-members 
ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED

One of the city’s largest historic districts, this area contains some of the finest examples of urban residential architecture in America. Splendid townhouses, opulent mansions, and imposing apartment buildings are set among the institutions, clubs, and businesses that cater to this storied community. With such breathtaking architecture the neighborhood seems a natural candidate for a historic district, but its designation was fiercely debated. Join Anthony C. Wood, Frank Sanchis, and a special team from FRIENDS as we chronicle the long battle to designate this district, our continuing growth as a preservation advocacy organization, and our 30-year-old campaign to save the Upper East Side’s architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place.

 
To purchase tickets, please call 212-535-2526 or click here.
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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.

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.


You can now view all 6 Six To Celebrate 2011 Walking tour Brochures on our website! http://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/six-to-celebrate-2011/walking-tour-brochures You can also purchase all 6 for only $5!

You can now view all 6 Six To Celebrate 2011 Walking tour Brochures on our website! http://hdc.org/program-events/six-to-celebrate/six-to-celebrate-2011/walking-tour-brochures You can also purchase all 6 for only $5!

Art Deco/ WPA design in Isham and Inwood Hill Parks


A slide lecture ending in a walking tour with Pat Courtney. Take a look at the Art Deco/WPA era design and structures in both parks. Learn of the designers discovered during the process of the study for potential historic districts in Inwood which was selected in 2011 as one of the inaugural “Six to Celebrate” communities by the Historic Districts Council. Saturday June 30th, at 1:00pm at the Isham memorial terrace in Isham Park, above Broadway, enter the park at the stone gate across from West 212th and up the sloped path or stairs by the Ginkgo tree to the terrace (follow signs). In case of rain, meet at the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center: Julia Isham Taylor, birthday celebration (JITs actual birth date: June 28, 1866) Come help to celebrate the birthday of the woman who initiated the gift of Isham Park in 1911-12. We will share readings about Julia and a cake from our new neighborhood bakery and coffee shop Darling Cafe! http://darlingcoffeenyc.com/

To read about VIP organized lectures earlier in June during the Art Stroll, go to these links: 

*June 2nd: http://volunteersishampark.blogspot.com/2012/06/1st-lecture-in-series-related-to-isham.html **June 9th: http://volunteersishampark.blogspot.com/2012/06/shorakapok-tour-yesterday.html

*June 16th: http://volunteersishampark.blogspot.com/2012/06/springs-and-wells-in-inwood-hill-and.html

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.

 Van Cortlandt Village

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

http://hdc.org/featured/62c-tour-vcv 

East Village Walking Tour

Breakfast Walking tour of the proposed East Village Historic District

Grab a coffee and a bagel and join GVSHP’s Director of Preservation & Research Elizabeth Finkelstein for a breakfast walk around the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s proposed East Village Historic District

Wednesday, July 13 & Wednesday, July 20
8:30- 10:00 A.M.
Free; reservations required, RSVP to rsvp@gvshp.org or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35

Co-sponsored by the Historic Districts Council,
East Village Community Coalition, &
Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

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Six To Celebrate: Mount Morris Park Tour

Six To Celebrate: Mount Morris Park Tour

Six to Celebrate Tour Mount Morris Park—TOMORROW!!

http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-tour-mount-morris.htm

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 hdc@hdc.org if you are an area resident.
Advance registration is required and space is limited.