Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Historic Districts Council Inc

  • New York, NY
  • www.hdc.org

Mission Statement

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York's designated historic districts and for neighborhoods meriting preservation. The Council is dedicated to upholding the New York City Landmarks Law and to furthering the preservation ethic.

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer

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Mr. Simeon Bankoff

Keywords

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historic preservation, history, new york city, preservation, landmarks, community

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EIN

13-3389566

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HDC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Program 1

HDC works with a constituency of over 500 locally-based community groups to help protect their historic neighborhoods through preservation planning and advocacy. HDC has a Preservation Conference Series which includes an annual conference, lectures and panel discussion in all five boroughs throughout the calendar year. This program serves approximately 1,000 participants each year. HDC also produces a newsletter, District Lines, which is distributed three times a year to over 6,000 residents of metropolitan area as well as producing studies & analysis of zoning and historic overlays of neighborhoods within New York City. In addition, HDC annually reviews over 400 applications of projects affecting historic districts and individual landmarks, affecting buildings citywide, and testifies when necessary before agencies.

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HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Historic Districts Council Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Simeon Bankoff

BIO

Simeon Bankoff has been the Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York's historic neighborhoods, since 2000. Under Mr. Bankoff's leadership, HDC has grown to become one of New York's most prominent voices for historic preservation with a special focus on grassroots community-based preservation efforts. In addition to public advocacy, HDC also has a strong public education program, hosting more than two dozen public programs annually focusing on preservation and development concerns and NYC history. Mr. Bankoff has more than 15 years of experience with preservation non-profits in New York, having worked in programming and development with the Historic House Trust, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center and the New York Landmark Foundation. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.

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