Making the Best Better: 35th Anniversary of the 1973 Amendments to New York City's Landmarks Law

The 1973 amendments to New York City’s Landmarks Law established interior landmarks, scenic landmarks, instituted continuous hearings and designation (ending the mandated moratorium limiting designations to a 6-month period every three years), and otherwise transformed the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

5:30 pm – Panel Discussion
Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street
-Kent Barwick, Municipal Art Society
-Roberta Brandes Gratz,
Journalist
-Jeffrey Friedlander,
New York City Law Department
-Moderated by Dorthy Miner,
Columbia University

7:00 pm – Cocktail Party
Battery Gardens Restaurant, inside Battery Park, opposite 17 State Street

7:45 pm – Program
Presentation of Honorees by Lisa Ackerman
Toast to the Amendments by Council Member Jessica Lappin

HONOREES
(list in formation)

  • Kent Barwick
  • Bronson Binger
  • Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
  • Jeffrey Friedlander
  • Margot Gayle
  • Frank Gilbert
  • Roberta Brandes Gratz
  • Carol Greitzer
  • Michael S. Gruen
  • Frederick William Richmond
  • Edward Sadowsky
  • Hon. Barry Salman

To RSVP call 212-861-4993 x 246 or click here for a printable reply form.

Proceeds from the reception will go to support the New York Preservation Archive Project’s programs and mission—to document, preserve, and celebrate preservation’s history—including such seminal events as the successful 1973 Amendments to the law.

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