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Watch our Discussion on Reality and Recovery: Historic Preservation in New York City

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About the Event

Preservation will play a key role in New York’s recovery, in the same way it has through previous crises. As New Yorkers start reopening the City, the Landmarks Conservancy is pleased to present an update to our groundbreaking study on the economic impacts of preservation.

“Reality and Recovery: Historic Preservation in New York City”

Among the findings:

  • Historic districts are the location of choice for a wide range of businesses.
  • Jobs in the rapidly growing high-tech sector, and the arts and entertainment industries are particularly drawn to historic districts.
  • Businesses owned by women and minorities are disproportionately located in historic districts.

Watch our virtual discussion here.

The author, economist Donovan Rypkema, presented findings from the report.

These respondents offered their perspectives on preservation and the recovery:

Mark Dicus, Executive Director, SoHo Broadway Initiative

Mehul Patel, Chief Operating Officer, Midtown Equities

Cordelia Persen, Executive Director, NoHo Business Improvement District

Carlo A. Scissura, Esq., President & CEO, New York Building Congress

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