The Landmarks Conservancy joins the celebration of Black History Month and salutes the contributions of African Americans to our City’s history and culture. We will continue to work to preserve the neighborhoods and institutions important to African Americans.
–assisting African American religious institutions that anchor their communities. We were pleased to have managed a $4 million preservation fund for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone that gave major grants and no-interest loans to dozens of Harlem houses of worship.
Rev. Malcolm Byrd – Mother AME Zion Church – Harlem, Manhattan