Help Shape Thoughts About Preservation’s Future

Preservation Vision: NYC has been launched. This project is a year-long initiative to engage those interested in preservation in a conversation about their aspirations for preservation in New York City in the year 2030 and the actions needed to make those hopes a reality. As part of the first phase of the project, a unique, […]

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A Holiday Lament

From Rob Hollander, LES Residents for Responsible Development Get ready for more development: Streit’s Matzohs is selling its three-lot factory on Rivington Street for $25 million. If the buyer digs his foundation before the new zoning of the LES, he can use the community facility bonus to increase the size by over 40%. Fortunately, it’s […]

amNew York highlights Endangered Buildings

Endangered New York: 10 (more) to save By Lana Bortolot Special to amNewYorkDecember 21, 2007 As the real-estate boom year of 2007 winds down, houses of worship, schools, historic residences, whole neighborhoods — even the corner diner — tenuously exist under the threat of the wrecking ball. Indeed, the changes are so breathtaking that the […]

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Trylon Theater feature now available

The Theater Historical Society of America‚Äôs publication, Marquee (2nd quarter 2007) features a detailed history, architectural analysis, and narrative on the Trylon Theater (98-81 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY). It also features interviews with the son of architect Joseph Unger, patrons, community residents, and historians. The author is Michael Perlman, Chairman of the Committee To […]

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Street Names of The Bronx

Ever wonder what a street in The Bronx is named for? No??Well it doesn’t matter because all (or much) is revealed!See and enlarge your Bronx knowledge.

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DOCOMOMO Newsletter Available

The Fall 2007 Newsletter is now available online at The issue focuses on modern religious buildings, a number of synagogues in NY, NJ, PA, RI & MI are highlighted. There is also a piece on stained glass in modern buildings, including the NY Hall of Science, a legacy of the ’64-’65 World’s Fair. The […]

Has it really been two years?

Has it really been two years since the 40th Anniversary of the Landmarks Law? It simultaneously feels like yesterday and twenty years ago. In any event, on the occassion of that anniversary, Gotham Gazette did an interesting series of articles on “Preservation and Progress” that really capture some of the issues of the day ~ […]

Interesting new mapping tool from the New York Times

From Curbed (winner of HDC’s 2007 Friend from the Media Award) comes reports of an interesting new mapping tool from the New York Times – which shows building and demolition permits by neighborhood. A little clunky but it’s still in beta phase.

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New Flash Tour of NoHo and NoHo’s landmarks

A new edition of the NoHo News is up at , but do stop at the home page and see the new flash tour.There is another on the Landmarks page at

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