The purpose of this program is to provide strategic resources to neighborhood groups at a critical moment so that they can reach their preservation goals. The program will help community activists learn to use tools such as documentation, research, zoning, landmarking, publicity, and public outreach to advance local preservation campaigns. The selected groups will receive HDC's hands-on help strategizing and implementing all aspects of their efforts over the course of the 2015 calendar year, as well as our continued support in the years to come.
Since beginning this program in 2011, HDC has been able to help Six to Celebrate groups create two new National Register districts (the Bowery and Far Rockaway Bungalows) and three New York City historic districts (Bedford Stuyvesant, East Village/ Lower East Side and Park Avenue) with many others still in the works in all five boroughs (Bedford, Gowanus, Harrison Street, Port Morris, and Van Cortland Village). We have also assisted in leveraging more than $40,000 in private and public grants for these community-driven projects. Neighborhoods selected also get professionally-designed websites and illustrated walking tour brochures.
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Please mail the application along with all requested supplemental materials.
Six to Celebrate
Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, New York 10003
If you have any questions call 212-614-9107 or e-mail Barbara Zay firstname.lastname@example.org
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