Preservationists, advocates, history buffs and anyone interested in finding out about the history of New York City’s neighborhoods and landmarks has an exciting new resource at their fingertips. The Historic Districts Council (HDC) has launched a new website that offers a complete list of every historic district, individual landmark, interior landmark and scenic landmark in New York City.
Since 1970 the nonprofit Historic Districts Council has been working to protect the city’s historic neighborhoods, buildings, and public spaces and has helped to create almost all of the city’s 144 historic districts (including the newest one just designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at Park Terrace West-West 217th Street in Inwood). To help provide resources to anyone interested in honoring an historic site, the organization spent two years looking at how to optimize their website, then went to work on creating a new one.
The site provides easy access to the organization’s preservation library, maps, expert testimony before the Landmarks Preservation Commission, information on how to get informed and take action and more. They’re continuing to populate the site with information about neighborhoods and pictures for each site. You can use the new site to learn about the city’s 100+ historic districts and individual landmarks in addition to the many unprotected buildings throughout the city. You can also find out about things like how to get financial assistance for renovating or updating a historic home or commercial building.
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