Film Premiere: Restoration of Palacio Bosch, Buenos Aires

International Architecture and Restoration Event Private Film Premiere: Restoration of Palacio Bosch, Buenos Aires 6:00 Monday, May 3, 2010, Reception to follow Liederkranz Club, 7 East 87th Street, New York Restoration of Palacio Bosch celebrates historic architecture and design in Buenos Aires, and the city’s dynamic preservation movement. At its center stage is the Palacio […]

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Coney Island’s Historic Buildings Threatened By Impending Demolition

Save Coney Island Condemns Thor’s Plans To Demolish Historic Buildings Grassroots activist group Save Coney Island today condemned the announcement by Thor Equities that it would immediately move toward demolishing several historic buildings that it owns in the heart of Coney Island’s amusement district. “Thor’s demolition plan would destroy Coney Island’s history and undermine its […]

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Fort Greene House Tour this Sunday, May 2

This Sunday, 12noon- 5pm, Fort Greene will swing open its doors and show off its best at the 30th Fort Greene Association House Tour.  This year’s Tour is accompanied by the TourBill a full color program filled with information to guide your through the Tour and neighborhood coupons you can redeem to refresh yourself as you […]

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RSVP Now for New Yorkers for Parks’ 8th Annual Parks Advocacy Day!

New Yorkers for Parks’ Eighth Annual Parks Advocacy Day will bring together park advocates from all five boroughs and City Council members to network with each other and advocate on behalf of New York City’s precious op en spaces. Come speak out on behalf of your local parks, playgrounds, community gardens, and beaches! Register now […]

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Architecture as Icon, Lecture May 6

Architecture as Icon: An Off-Site Gallery Talk by Dr. Katherine Marsengill Thursday, May 6, 2010 – 6:30pm     Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003    RSVP required at 212-228-2781 or   Admission is free, but space is limited.   Princeton University’s current exhibition, Architecture as Icon studies the […]

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Walking Tour: Three Centuries of Domestic Architecture on the Lower East Side, May 16

Tour: “O! Multitudes!” II: Three Centuries of Domestic Architecture on the Lower East Side  Sunday, May 16, 2010      10:45 AM   (approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours) This tour is a further exploration of the architecture of the Lower East Side in relation to the development of New York City’s housing. The evolution of Lower East Side housing […]

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Walking Tour of Port Richmond, May 8

The Staten Island Museum invites you to attend: The History of Staten Island: Walk Port Richmond, Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m. Port Richmond has historically been a community that evolves. Both residential and commercial it continues to draw new residents and visitors who are captivated by its rich past. During this outing we will observe and discuss houses of worship, a […]

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Upcoming Programs from GVSHP

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation April 29: Explore the playwright’s process with writer Barbara Kahn as she discusses her newest play, The Spring and Fall of Eve Adams. ($12 for tickets to the play) May 13: Investigate the twistedhistory of Greenwich Village’s street patternswith historian and tour guide Joyce Gold. May 20: […]

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Visit a Mosque, a Synagogue, a Hindu Temple, and several Churches all in one night!

When was the last time you visited a Mosque, a Synagogue, a Hindu Temple, and several Churches… all in one night?!!! Lower East Side History Project guide, Anthony Donovan, is the organizer of this SECOND ANNUAL INTERFAITH EVENT. LOCAL FAITH COMMUNITIES OF THE EAST VILLAGE LAUNCH THEIR SECOND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSES EVENT Leaders From East […]

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House Tours and More!

From Greenwich Village to Park Slope, it’s house tour season! House tours are great ways to learn about new neighborhoods, support local organizations and indulge your inner voyeur! Some upcoming tours are: Sunday, May 2 – Greenwich Village Sunday, May 2– Fort Greene Sunday, May 8 – Brooklyn Heights Sunday, May 16 – Park Slope […]

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