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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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How the City Celebrates Preservation Month

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...

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Conservancy Supports Landmark Designation in Harlem

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...

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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

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

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...

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...

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