Tag archive of historic preservation

Walking Tour with Michael Henry Adams – Undesignated Historic Assets of West Harlem Hamilton Heights
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Walking Tour: Focus on Undesignated Historic Assets of West Hamilton Heights. Join the conversation: learn about your neighborhood history, historic sites, and call for historic preservation advocacy to protect endangered sites of historic significance! Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 pm Community Board 9 sponsored Walking tour led by Michael Henry Adams. FREE - RSVP 212-939-9201 or eventbrite Meeting point: NE corner Broadway & West 146th Street

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Saving Place Series: The Politics of Preservation
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The New York City Landmarks Law establishes a system for the designation, protection, and preservation of the city's most important architectural and historic properties. The law is implemented by the Landmarks Commission, which is mandated to work with the City Council in carrying out its mission of designating new landmarks. Its work is also impacted by various individuals and groups that have a direct stake in the process: property owners and

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Saving Place: Is Preservation Elitist?
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           While many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character. But how exactly do you preserve a “culturally distinctive” place? In some cases is formal preservation actually a hindrance to

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City College of New York President Coico’s Proposed Project Threatens Architectural Integrity of the Hamilton Heights Historic District. Residents Outraged!
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Help Protect the Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Historic Districts.  Join the Historic Preservation Advocacy Committee.  After many years of community advocacy and ongoing efforts to preserve and protect the historical and architectural integrity of the Hamilton Heights - Sugar Hill Districts, one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods for it's rich housing stock, wide avenues, and quiet, foliaged blocks, City College of New York is about to

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Benefit Brunch for Landmark West -Featuring Professor Andrew Dolkart
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Preserving African American Historic Places
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Preserving African American Historic Places By Brent Leggs, Kerri Rubman, and Byrd Wood.   The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America’s historic places the next generation. We take direct, on-the-ground action when historic buildings and sites are threatened. Our work helps build vibrant, sustainable communities. We advocate with governments to save America’s heritage. We strive to create a cultural legacy that is

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NY State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
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Guidance and resources for building owners seeking information on how to maintain and preserve historic properties. New York State Division for Historic Preservation New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Peebles Island State Park P.O. Box 189 Waterford, NY 12188-0189 Phone: (518) 237-8643 Fax: (518) 233-9049   National Parks Service Technical Preservation Services

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Visual Tranquility of the Cloisters Threatened by Proposed LG Headquarters
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Source: New York Times A Timeless View From the Cloisters Faces a Modern Intrusion Environmental groups and others are concerned about a corporate headquarters that is to rise across the Hudson River from the Cloisters, altering the scenic view from that museum of medieval treasures.

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Audubon Park and Beyond: More Superb Riverside Drive Apartments!
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  Around 1840, the naturalist John James Audubon, born in 1785, who died in 1851, built Minnie's Land, his estate near the current location of The Riviera Apartments, north of 155th and today’s Riverside Drive. Gradually filling with clapboard villas, becoming known as Audubon Park, this remote local was where Mrs. Clarence Day chose to have her reluctant husband baptized, in secret, as “no one knows us way up there…”  Half a century later,

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Municipal Art Society: Charting Rd to Resilience 1/12/13 @9AM

Charting the Road to Resilience - From the Ground Up, 1/12/2013 @ 9:00 AM   Join the Municipal Art Society and our partners to share lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and to cultivate ideas for becoming a more livable and resilient New York Metropolitan Area. The event will feature keynote panels and break-out discussion groups to facilitate peer-to-peer learning among community leaders, civic officials, innovative entrepreneurs, New York residents,

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