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The 34th Annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards

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The 34th annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards drew a sold-out crowd of 600 persons to The Plaza on April 10.


Fifteen extraordinary preservation projects were cited, ranging from a daring restoration of the gold spire of the New York Life Building to the transformation of an abandoned powerhouse on the Gowanus Canal into a fabulous new art production space.

Roberta Brandes Gratz received the Preservation Leadership Award to a sustained ovation. We’re delighted to share video highlights of the evening with you and you can read Gratz’ entire speech here.


Roberta Brandes Gratz
Preservationist, author, and urbanist Roberta Brandes Gratz will receive the Preservation Leadership Award. A longtime preservation leader, Gratz served on the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. She also led a heroic effort to restore the Eldridge Street Synagogue, now the Museum at Eldridge Street. 

35-37 West 23rd Street

75th Police Precinct Station
486 Liberty Avenue, Brooklyn

424 Fifth Avenue

Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College
2155 University Avenue, Bronx

James Earl Jones Theatre
138 West 48th Street

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club
74 East 4th Street

Lever House
390 Park Avenue

Masonic Hall NYC
71 West 23rd Street

Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
32-23 36th Street, Astoria

New York Life Insurance Building
51 Madison Avenue

Powerhouse Arts
322 Third Avenue, Brooklyn

Queens Plaza Clocktower
29-27 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City

Ridges Residences
Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn

Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
333 Hart Street, Brooklyn

The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation. The Conservancy has been a leader in preserving, restoring, and reusing New York City’s exceptional architectural legacy for five decades.

The Moses Awards recognize individuals, organizations, architects, craftspeople, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to preserving our City. We are grateful for the generous support of the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, which makes the Awards possible.

Lucy Goldschmidt Moses was a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the City for over 50 years. Mrs. Moses and her husband, attorney Henry L. Moses, shared a wide range of philanthropic interests. “I don’t think we’re worth anything unless we do for others,” said Mrs. Moses in a 1983 interview with The New York Times.

Hailed as a national model, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $62 million and provided countless hours of pro bono technical advice to building owners. Our work has saved over 2,000 buildings across the City and State, preserving the character of New York for future generations.

If you have any questions about the Moses Awards please email Andrea Goldwyn at andreagoldwyn@nylandmarks.org

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