Upcoming Events at the Museum of the City of New York

The High Line: Reviving New York’s Avant-Garde Architecture Thursday • September 11 • 6:30 PM Join Museum of the City of New York curators Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins; architect Neil Denari; architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University; Sherida Paulsen, architect […]

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For Sale: Nonprofit Sites = Air Rights

From our friends at Landmatk West! Today, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) gave a green light to Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI)-and to all nonprofit and religious institutions seeking to turn the air above their sites into luxury condo revenue streams, even where laws designed to protect neighborhood character and property values explicitly […]

Volunteer Opportunity! Come work on an historic coastal oil tanker!

Join PortSide New York and help restore the Mary A. Whalen! Summer 2007, we began volunteer work days on the Whalen. Come join! Get out on the water and join a cheerful horde doing boat work! Folks of all ages and skill and fitness levels can help. We have something for everyone. Volunteer Shipwork occurs […]

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The clock is ticking! Save Marx Brothers Place TODAY!

First there was this. Then this. And then, even THIS. With so much reason to support the preservation of Marx Brothers Place, you must ask yourself: have YOU signed the petitions yet? Please, support this important cause. Click on the two links included below and show your support by signing these petitions today! Petition to […]

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Salt on the Wound

BROOKLYN SKATING RINK PUT ON ICE DOT PLAN MEANS MAJOR DELAYS FOR PROJECT By RICH CALDER August 14, 2008 A much-anticipated ice-skating rink planned for under the Brooklyn Bridge is on hold indefinitely because the city Department of Transportation plans to use the prime real estate for storage, officials confirmed yesterday. The 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge […]

East Village/Lower East Side Rezoning to Come Before City Planning 8/13

If you are interested in testifying before the City Planning Commission regarding the proposed East Village/Lower East Side rezoning, please read the information below regarding the hearing’s time, location, etc. Procedures for City Planning Commission Hearing on August 13, 2008 On Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at 9:00 a.m., at Tishman Auditorium of Vanderbilt Hall, New […]

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Show your Support for the Ridgewood Theater!

Friends of The Ridgewood Theatre, established by Michael Perlman of the Queens Preservation Council & Four Borough Preservation Alliance board of directors, is spearheading a campaign to preserve and reopen the 1916 Ridgewood Theater (55-27 Myrtle Ave, Ridgewood, Queens, NY), designed by America’s foremost Thomas Lamb. We are seeking a historically-sensitive tenant/buyer who sees the […]

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Voter Registration Deadline: August 15th

From our friends at the Citizens Union. With the entire New York State Legislature up for election this fall, voting is one of the most important ways that you can help to advance good government and political reform. If you haven’t already, you can still register to vote in time for the September 9 primary […]

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d/b/a the Design Commission

MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES ART COMMISSION IS RENAMED DESIGN COMMISSION AT ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGNRelease Date: 2008-07-23 Original Link: http://presszoom.com/story_145340.html Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Public Design Commission President James P. Stuckey today honored seven public projects for excellence in design, and also announced that the Art Commission was renamed the Public Design […]

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New Councilman from Queens Meets with LPC

Back in May, Councilmember (then-candidate) Como answered our questions for our League of Preservation Voters for District 30 and participated in our forum. It’s early days yet, but any meeting between a Councilmember and a city agency which is characterized by both sides as “positive” and “constructive”  can only be viewed as a step in […]

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