The Morningside Heights Historic District Committee is singularly focused on preserving what matters in our great neighborhood. The overwhelming majority of our work is conducted by volunteers — neighbors who care about the history of our neighborhood and understand it must be fought for on a daily basis. As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, MHHDC has … More Please support our efforts to preserve our history
Here is the summer edition of our newsletter, which features updates on our ongoing work to protect Morningside Heights, ways for you to get involved, exciting new graphics and merchandise, and a profile on a truly important Morningsider in world history. Check it out here!
Our recent online survey provided neighbors with an opportunity to express their views on a number of issues. The expansion of existing Historic District protections was a top issue for respondents, with 88% agreeing this is an important aspect of protecting our community. You can see the full survey report here. Please join us in … More Overwhelming support for expanding Historic District protections in Morningside Heights
The Morningside Heights Historic District Committee is pleased to be participating in Jane’s Walk NYC 2021. This global program promotes preservation and community development and is a mainstay of the Municipal Arts Society. Our participation takes the form of an online presentation on local history and architecture, as well as the Historic District proposal process … More Jane’s Walk NYC 2021! Please view our virtual tour of Morningside Heights and efforts underway to protect our community from overdevelopment
Just out…please view our monthly newsletter, Historic Morningside Heights, here. In the issue are descriptions of our Jane’s Walk NYC 2021 online community tour, petition updates, and our new survey in support of Phase II Historic Districting.
Here’s the March issue of Historic Morningside Heights. We remain focused on seeking Landmark status for McGiffert Hall and on expanding our Historic District protections. Please register here for our 3/24 Zoom presentation at 5:30pm to hear details from architectural historian Gregory Dietrich and Kelly Carroll of the Historic Districts Council. We look forward to … More March Newsletter: Updates on our two priorities for 2021. Please join our Zoom presentation on 3/24 at 5:30pm
Please join us for a very timely and interesting discussion on what we must do to provide greater protections to our community during this era of real estate overdevelopment. Architectural historian Gregory Dietrich and Kelly Carroll of the Historic Districts Council will lead the conversation and offer their views on the policies and practical realities … More Zoom Presentation on 3/24 at 5:30pm: Expanding our Historic District Protections in Morningside Heights. Registration Required
During this time of seemingly nonstop real estate development in Morningside Heights — overdevelopment — a committed group of neighbors and advocates has been planning to have more of our neighborhood designated an NYC Historic District. This needs to become a wide community effort if it’s going to succeed. We need your involvement! This month, … More Our Monthly Newsletter Describes How We’ll Expand our Historic District Protections
MHHDC is proud of our neighborhood hosting Dr. King on several occasions. We feel he would approve of our community-based priorities, which are described in the latest issue of Historic Morningside Heights here. As we begin a new year, let us recommit ourselves to protecting our unique and wonderful neighborhood.
MHHDC Robert Stern’s op-ed in the Columbia Spectator compellingly describes the potential threat to McGiffert Hall. Please read this piece and share your thoughts with us here. While you have a few moments, please also join over 600 of our Morningside Heights neighbors in signing the petition to landmark this gem of our community. Real … More Read all about it. Then let’s get to work in Saving McGiffert Hall.
Somehow, we all manage to get from point A to point B on the subway. There have been any number of approaches to mapping the subway over the years, and focusing on points A, B, and everything in between is actually the fun part for people like Upper West Sider, historian and map maker John Tauranac. His … More Zoom Presentation: How to Map your Local Subway, presented by John Tauranac, 12/8, 6pm