Cultural Heritage Featured as One of “Six to Celebrate”

January 17, 2018

The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York’s city-wide advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods, is pleased to announce its “Six to Celebrate,” an annual listing of historic New York City neighborhoods that merit preservation attention.

Six to Celebrate is New York’s only citywide list of preservation priorities. Profiles of each of the 2018 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods, as well as all past neighborhoods, are available by visiting

“Since 2011, Six to Celebrate has helped shape the preservation agenda in New York. It helped create five New York City Historic Districts, three National Register Districts, three National Register Properties, and 33 Individual Landmarks, and leveraged over $115,000 in private and public grants for these community-driven projects,” said Simeon Bankoff, HDC’s Executive Director. “It’s thrilling to help local communities throughout the city achieve real progress and lasting success.”

For 2018’s Six to Celebrate, HDC has selected the larger theme of Cultural Landmarks. The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is honored to be chosen, along with the New York Preservation Archive Project, as representative of this important aspect of our city and our society’s history and heritage:

Cultural Landmarks, Citywide
Working in partnership with the New York Preservation Archive Project and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, HDC will undertake a campaign to shine a light on sites of cultural significance throughout the five boroughs. In recent years, the LPC has designated several landmarks based largely on their cultural impact and has expressed that such designations are a priority for the agency. Through the formation of a diverse coalition of stakeholders, HDC hopes to broaden the conversation about preservation tools for culturally significant sites and to create an action plan for their proper stewardship.

To read more about all Six to Celebrate, click here.