Historic Districts Council
This is just brilliant! 

This is just brilliant! 

Six to Celebrate 2012 Launch Party

                                    

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
5:30pm-7:30pm

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
at East First Street
Manhattan

$30 per person/ $20 Friends of HDC and Seniors

http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-12-party.htm

GREENWICH VILLAGE: LABOR HISTORY IN BOHEMIA

Fall Series Tour: Greenwich Village Tour with Justin Ferate

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 10:30am

$35/$25 for Friends of HDC

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November 2nd Panel on Landmarks of Labor Postponed

~November 2nd Panel on Landmarks of Labor Postponed~

 

We’re sorry to announce that our upcoming panel discussion: Remembering The Spatial History Of Labor: Where Are Our Landmarks?  scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:30pm is being postponed. If you have pre-registered, we will be following up with you directly.

 

The panel will be rescheduled for another date on November.  The other Fall Series events in the series  are still moving ahead:

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30pm
FILM SCREENING: ON THE WATERFRONT
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, Manhattan

Elia Kazan’s acclaimed film depicts midcentury working conditions along the mob-controlled piers of the Hudson River. The film is based on a 24-part Pulitzer prize-winning series in the New York Sun exposing corruption and racketeering characterizing operations on the water. Noted architectural historian Francis Morrone will speak after the film about its significance in New York City history and culture.

$15/$10 for Friends of HDC

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 10:30am
GREENWICH VILLAGE: LABOR HISTORY IN BOHEMIA
Tour with Justin Ferate

Greenwich Village has a long and distinguished history in American Labor History. This walking tour will address the 10,000 marchers in the first Labor Day Parade (1882), the Socialist-led Rand School of Social Science, the founding site of the ILGWU, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Uprising of 20,000, the Catholic Worker, Cooper Union, and sites associated with Emma Goldman, John Reed, Margaret Sanger, Clara Lemlich, and Samuel Gompers. Come learn from one of New York City’s foremost tour guides about these significant sites.

$35/$25 for Friends of HDC

Space is limited for all programs. Reservations required.

New Six To Celebrate Events:

Six To Celebrate Presentation: Jackson Heights, Queens Monday, October 17, 6:00pm
Presenter: Daniel Karatzas, Jackson Heights Beautification Group
Location: The Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street in Manhattan.

The Bowery Tour:

October 22nd, 11am
 

Preservation Industries: Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Artisan Studios

Preservation Industries: Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Artisan Studios
Friday, October 14, 2011, 3pm

Join HDC for a special look at some of the local craftspeople who help preserve New York City’s historic buildings. We will visit these nodes of production, rarely seen by the general public, that create structural features and ornaments stylizing for New York’s historic architecture.

Among the stops for this tour include stained glass artisans, Gil Studio, Heights Woodworking, and music venue, The Bell House, located in a converted printing press building.

(photo credit:Heights Woodworking)

Preservation Industries: Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Artisan Studios

Preservation Industries: Friday, October 14, 2011, 3pm

Join HDC for a special look at some of the local craftspeople who help preserve New York City’s historic buildings. We will visit these nodes of production, rarely seen by the general public, that create structural features and ornaments stylizing for New York’s historic architecture.

Among the stops for this tour include stained glass artisans, Gil Studio, Heights Woodworking, and music venue, The Bell House, located in a converted printing press building.

Fee: $40, $30 Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students
This tour will take place in Gowanus, Brooklyn (one of HDC’s Six to Celebrate). Instructions and directions will be provided upon registration. The tour is expected to last approximately three hours. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Presentations

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks:

Come learn about the architectual and cultural histories of our Six To Celebrate neighborhoods. http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-talks.htm

Jackson Heights: Monday, October 17, 6:00pm

Bed-Stuy: Monday, November 7, 6:00pm

Bowery:Tuesday, November 15, 6:30pm

Six To Celebrate Presntations: Jackson Heights

Monday, October 17, 6:00pm

Jackson Heights, Queens | Daniel Karatzas, Jackson Heights Beautification Group

 

Jackson Heights is New York City’s first planned neighborhood of “garden apartments” and “garden homes”. These airy, light-filled residences, combined with commercial and institutional buildings, provided an attractive environment for middle-class families to live in when it was developed in the early 20th century, and it still does today. Hidden from public view, many of the original interior courtyards remain treasured gardens ordinarily accessible only to residents. Daniel Karatzas, author of Jackson Heights: A Garden in the City, will present the development history and JHBG’s campaign to extend the historic district.

The Secret Lives of Public Places:Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal Tour: September 27th 9:30am

Limited to 20 people-Please RSVP: http://hdc.org/secretlives_GC.htm, or 212-614-9107 
GCT image courtesy of Cebete (via Flickr)

Grand Central Terminal is one of the most familiar and grand spaces in New York. Join HDC as we explore a plethora of hidden spaces throughout this Beaux-Arts complex. Designed by Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore and constructed from 1903-13, the terminal was designated as an exterior landmark in 1967 and an interior landmark in 1980. Its landmarking was the basis for several lawsuits that ultimately affirmed New York City’s Landmarks Law.

This special tour will be led by Dan Brucker of the Metro North Railroad press office. Mr. Brucker will tour attendees through such well-known spaces as the Great Hall, Vanderbilt Hall, the upper and lower concourses, as well as such rarely-accessed spaces such as the newly-completed Operations Control Center, special train platform (used by president Franklin D. Roosevelt among others), sub-basement (which Hitler tried to have destroyed in 1942), glass catwalks, and more.