Preservation 101 – October 2

How to Research NYC Buildings – October 9

SUPERTALLS : So What? -October 16

Photographing for Preservation – October 23

Preservation School

These four 60-minute sessions, held on Wednesdays in October, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).

$50 for all four classes


First 10 people to register will receive free admission!

Email to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, October 2:                                  Preservation 101

This introductory course will provide an overview of the various regulations and funding mechanisms that exist to protect historic buildings in NYC. The course will also outline the various organizations and entities that work to uphold and strengthen these mechanisms.

(Instructor: Simeon Bankoff)


Wednesday, October 9:                                   How to Research NYC Buildings

This course delves into tools and strategies for researching buildings in NYC districts, including various repositories and document types. Learn the basics of how to investigate the origins and stories behind historic properties in order to make a strong case for the significance of your district and to present the most thorough information possible.

(Instructor: Gregory Dietrich)


Wednesday, October 16:                                SUPERTALLS: So What?

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This course will help students better understand this new typology that is dominating our neighborhoods and the future of the NYC skyline. By discussing history, policy, development, and advocacy, this class aims to provide the “short scoop on tall buildings”.

(Instructor: Sean Khorsandi)


Wednesday, October 23:                                Photographing for Preservation

Preservation is first and foremost a visual field. This course will cover architectural photography, providing tips and tricks to improve your photos of buildings and streetscapes to maximize their impact. Expensive equipment doesn’t make a great photo; you’ll learn how to effectively make use of light, timing, and position, to improve your photos.

(Instructor: Lynn Massimo)


Because New York’s Future
Should Include Its Past.


Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York NY 10003 United States