We’re very pleased with the response to our updated economic report. It clearly shows that preservation has a key role in the City’s recovery. Our programs are demonstrating that as well. Since the City closed down in March, we have loaned and granted $2.1 million towards a total $29.7 million in preservation projects. All this work provides jobs to local preservation professionals.
Our recent loans are helping homeowners in Brooklyn and Queens repair facades, restore masonry, repair stoops, reconstruct parapets and install new stoop ironwork. Sacred Sites Consulting Grants are helping the South Bushwick Reformed Church with asbestos testing; Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church with stained glass window repair; Holyrood Church, Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights with roof repair construction documents and Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem with a conditions assessment of their roof.
Three Emergency Grants to Staten Island non-profits helped repair the porch of Historic Richmond Town’s 1834 Judge Jacob Tysen House; stabilize dangerous structural conditions at the 1906 Casa Belvedere; and stabilize a partially collapsed ceiling at the Noble Maritime Collection at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Two other emergency grants helped urgent porch repairs at the historic Kingsland Manor in Flushing and repair roof ridge flashing at the Church of the Intercession in Upper Manhattan to prevent further water damage.
When we say we are “preserving the City we love”– we mean it.
With best wishes from all of us for your health and safety,
Peg Breen, President
The New York Landmarks Conservancy