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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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Penn Station: “A Massive Real Estate Play in Search of a Transit Project”

Penn Station: “A Massive Real Estate Play in Search of a Transit Project”

The City’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) joined a long and growing list of people and organizations who question the State’s...

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Celebrating Preservation

Celebrating Preservation

May is National Historic Preservation Month. We’ve never made much of a fuss about this. We figure every month in New...

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Budget Victory Stops State From Lifting 12 FAR CAP

Budget Victory Stops State From Lifting 12 FAR CAP

Great thanks to all of you who contacted your State Senator and Assembly Member in opposition to Governor Hochul’s attempt...

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State Senators Call for Halt in Penn Station Project and Demand Answers

Development Questions Continue for Penn Station Area Questions about New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to demolish six blocks around...

Help Stop Albany from Lifting Cap on Residential Development

Take Action to Save Your Neighborhood We still have time to stop Albany from lifting a state cap on the...

Watch: New York Building Congress Centennial Documentary

The New York Building Congress produced a program about building in New York as part of its centennial celebrations last...

Slam the Brakes on the State’s Penn Station Plan

Objections to Governor Hochul’s plan to raze blocks around Penn Station to build 10 giant office towers grew even more...

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