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The Conservancy is a strong and respected voice for preservation laws and policies at every level of government. From testifying before the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, to lobbying in Albany and in Washington, D.C, to rallying constituents, we have a powerful impact. Our policy positions help shape landmarking, planning, and development decisions which affect our economy, tourism, and quality of life.

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Planning Together

Planning Together

Towers in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Upzoning in SoHo and NoHo. An out-of-scale hospital on the Upper East Side....

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New Year…New Entrance to New York

New Year…New Entrance to New York

There were lots of people exploring Moynihan Train Hall last Saturday morning. Taking pictures. Pointing. Staring at the sky through...

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Conservancy President Honored “Responsible 100”

Conservancy President Honored “Responsible 100”

I’m pleased that City and State has included me in their list of the “The 2020 Responsible 100” honoring individuals “whose...

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Historic Districts Under Attack Again

When I left the City Council years ago to join the Landmarks Conservancy, one City Hall reporter quipped that I...

Olmsted House Update

DECEMBER 2020 – We’re delighted to report that Frederick Law Olmsted’s former home on Staten Island is now on the...

Development Challenges Historic Districts

Does Lenox Hill Hospital need a bulky, 436-foot tower on Lexington Avenue that would require upzoning to more than double...

SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Overkill

The City says the massive upzoning proposed for the SoHo and NoHo historic districts is based on recommendations by the SoHo/NoHo study...

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