Preservation Heroes: Awards ceremony sings the praises of our “Unsung Heroes”

The world has many an unsung hero. In 2011, the Upper West Side has eight more. (click below to see the full event program) Artwork by Ron Barrett, illustrator of the world famous "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". The Unsung Heroes of the Upper West...

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UPDATE :: Video of West End Avenue public hearing, for your educational and viewing pleasure

Following up on yesterday's blog post (and email, and NearSay story!) ...See for yourself!  For those who were unable to attend the Tuesday, March 22nd, public hearing of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to consider the proposed Riverside Drive-West End Avenue...

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Community: YES! We Support West End Avenue Historic District Extension!

REPORT from the FIELDBy Cristiana P.The hearing room was filled to capacity (and beyond!) yesterday as the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held the first of, ultimately, three public hearings to seriously consider historic district extensions on West End...

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Landmarking by the Numbers

Landmarking by the Numbers

More work and less resources--so continues the saga of the LPC's funding history.  At public hearing of the City Council's Land Use Committee, LPC leadership presented a preliminary budget for FY 2012.  The jist: with less staff and insufficient funds ... we'll figure...

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West End Avenue, Part I :: Hearing to consider historic district extensions approaches

West End Avenue, between 79th and 87th Streets, considered in the first of three public hearing Tell your neighbors!  Tell your friends!  In less than two weeks, we tell the LPC!On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold the first of...

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GUEST BLOG :: Preservation, the Next Generation

REPORT from the FIELDA Guest Blog, Reported by Will VogelLast weekend (March 4-6) the Historic Districts Council (HDC) continued celebrating “40 years of activism” with their annual preservation conference: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Forty Years of Preserving New...

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UPDATE from the FIELD :: Fight for the Right … to Participate!

UPDATE from the FIELD :: Fight for the Right … to Participate!

This past Tuesday morning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission convened to review proposed amendments to their Rules and to hear public testimony on this matter.  LANDMARK WEST! was there, along with many of our preservation advocacy colleagues, representatives of...

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