On June 12, 2012, LANDMARK WEST! welcomed nearly 200 of its nearest and dearest to our annual awards ceremony, a celebration of the Unsung Heroes of the Upper West Side!


“Unsung Heroes” are those individuals and institutions who — in some way, shape or form — help to advance the cause of preserving our neighborhood’s special architecture and sense of place. In 2012, we paid homage to a band of worthy New Yorkers whose impressive works for historic preservation outlive them, continuing to shape the Upper West Side, our city and impact our quality of life for the better:
                       Robert Makla             Dorothy M. Miner
                   Norman Marcus             Nancy Spero
David F.M. Todd
(learn more about our honorees here)

LW! has been fortunate to celebrate our Unsung Heroes awards in spaces that are architectural gems, and 2012 was no exception. This year, the stunning Beacon Theatre, an Interior Landmark, set the scene. It’s undeniably exotic architecture was complimented by the aromatic Turkish delicacies of Pasha Restaurant.

In the company of fa

Click here to flip through the program.

mily, colleagues, former students, and friendly admirers, LW! honored Bob, Dorothy, Norman, Nancy, and David. Because of their work, this neighborhood — this city — is a far better place. Because of them, the West Side is one of the most beautiful, livable, appreciated and beloved places on earth. And who better to deliver this celebratory news than our Master of Ceremonies, Pat Kiernan! Anchor of NY1 and neighborhood activist, Pat dedicated his talents to honoring those whose work shaped the West Side for the better.

LW! thanks all who supported this annual tradition, especially those who sponsored tribute pages and ads in our evening’s printed program (seen at right). For our friends who were able to join us for this magical night of revelry, may the photos below (and here, in our Flickr album!) serve as a reminder of our whimsical evening. You can also watch our awardee slideshow from the evening on our YouTube channel. For those unable to attend, we hope to see you at another event in 2012. Thank you, all!

Master of Ceremonies Pat Kiernan, center, is joined by event guests
and videographers Anthony Bellov and Dayle van der Sande.

LW! Board member Ernie von Simson and President Arlene Simon

See more pictures from our 2012
Unsung Heroes of the Upper West Side Awards Ceremony
by visiting our Flickr album!

Spectacular interior of the Beacon Theatre, captured by former LW! intern and photog Andrew Kaplan.

Guests enjoy delicious food from West Side restaurant Pasha.

See more pictures from our 2012
Unsung Heroes of the Upper West Side Awards Ceremony
by visiting our Flickr album!

Guests read through the evening’s printed program.
Click here to take a look for yourself!

See more pictures from our 2011
Unsung Heroes of the Upper West Side Awards Ceremony
by visiting our Flick album!
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