Community Activists Talk About Appropriateness

Preservation in Context: Communities and their Landmarked Districts


Wednesday, 11/18/2009, 6:00 – 8:00pm RSVP

Where: At The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets

More than twenty community organizations in New York advocate for the collective best interest of their historically landmarked communities. The composition of each neighborhood uniquely defines the needs of each historic district and directs the local organization’s relationship with the Commission. Representatives from activist groups representing varying community types (residential, commercial, mixed, tourist, etc.) will discuss how their neighborhoods were affected by district designation and the impact of new development.

Simeon Bankoff, Historic Districts Council
Lo van der Valk, Carnegie Hill Neighbors
Julia Schoeck, Douglaston/Little Neck Historical Society
Tom van den Bout, Brooklyn Heights Association
Sean Sweeney, SoHo Alliance

Moderated by Sherida Paulsen, FAIA, 2009 President, AIA New York

Members: Free

Nonmembers: $10

CES: 1.5 LU, 1.5 HSW

Exhibition and related programs are organized by the AIA New York Chapter, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Center for Architecture Foundation in partnership with the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.

Underwritten by: NY Landmarks Preservation Foundation

The programs related to this exhibition were made possible by the generosity of the following 2009 Inaugural Fund donors:

PKSB Architects

Benjamin Moore & Co.
Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Syska Hennessy Group

Mancini Duffy

FXFOWLE Architects
Helpern Architects
James McCullar & Associates Architects
Levien & Company
New York Building Congress
Stephan Jaklitsch Architects
Theo. David, Architects


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