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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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Legislature Blocks Governor’s Urban Renewal Plans Around Penn Station

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...

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The Times Story on SoHo / NoHo has Flawed Assumptions

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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Don’t Let the City Destroy Governors Island

Don’t Let the City Destroy Governors Island

We Can’t Let the City Destroy This Incredible Oasis That Serves All New Yorkers The City Council Subcommittee on Zoning...

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Holyrood Episcopal Church One Step Closer to Landmark Designation

Holyrood Episcopal Church – Iglesia Santa Cruz (715 West 179th Street) is a local landmark to its Washington Heights community....

Electeds Criticize Massive Development Plan Around Penn Station

New York City elected officials at all levels of government criticized Governor Cuomo’s proposed plan to demolish six blocks around...

Mayoral Candidates Need to Hear From You

Our Next Mayor Should Support Preservation For a Stronger New York City Mayoral candidates are hearing about a lot of...

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

I’ve been going to the office one day a week for some time now. But I usually left early to...

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