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Our Urban Archive Debut


The Conservancy debuted June 7 on Urban Archive, a technology non-profit focusing on the architecture, culture, and unique stories of

Highlighting a Year


It’s halfway through 2021 and I’m here touting our 2020 Annual Report. We publish our annual reports several months into

Help Stop SoHo/NoHo Upzoning


The City’s plan to drastically upzone SoHo and NoHo has begun the public approval process. The City says the goal

Campaigning for Preservation


It has been challenging to get mayoral candidates to attend preservation-themed public sessions sponsored by the Conservancy and colleague groups.

Push for Upzonings Before Mayor Leaves Office


A series of upzonings is threatening some of New York’s most treasured neighborhoods.  New Yorkers reinvented SoHo/NoHo, Gowanus, and Governors

Crucial Vote on Governors Island


The City Council Land Use Committee did approve the upzoning for the southern half of Governors Island with almost no

How the City Celebrates Preservation Month


May is “Preservation Month.” But the de Blasio administration isn’t celebrating it. Instead, the City is expected to begin the

Conservancy Supports Landmark Designation in Harlem


Harlem’s historic architecture was the focus of an April 20 Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing. The Conservancy was pleased to

Legislature Blocks Governor’s Urban Renewal Plans Around Penn Station


The State Legislature blocked Governor Cuomo from using any of the $1.3 billion he put into the Capital budget for

The Times Story on SoHo / NoHo has Flawed Assumptions


“And now that the neighborhood has become a bastion of wealth, some current residents and housing rights activists question what

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