The Historic Districts Council has launched a new website that makes it easier than ever to browse the entirety of the city’s individual, interior, and scenic landmarks as well as its historic districts.
The new website, first mentioned by 6sqft, allows visitors to skim landmarks by by borough and neighborhood. The website is still being populated with new information and images, but the finished product will display an image of the landmark alongside a brief explanation of it and its status. (Example: For Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the landmark is signaled as demolished with the exception of Quarters B “for a new development.” Wegmans cometh.)
The website also highlights advocacy efforts that HDC is working on, currently including the petition to landmark the Elmhurst National Burial Ground and the Louis J. Lefkowitz State Office Building, the latter—where the city’s lovely “City Hall” weddings take place—eyed by Mayor de Blasio as a site for Manhattan’s borough-based jail following the proposed closure of Rikers Island.
HDC’s testimony presented in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, its original research and studies, and its policy papers on architecture and preservation are also just a click away. Preservationists, have at it.