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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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Tradeoff: A New Bus Terminal for New Towers?

Tradeoff: A New Bus Terminal for New Towers?

I hadn’t been on a long-distance bus in years. But the need for an impromptu trip recently found me heading...

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Public Still Needs Answers on Penn Station

Public Still Needs Answers on Penn Station

The Conservancy has a strong ally in our fight to save the Penn Station neighborhood from being destroyed. We want...

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Watch our “I am Preservation” Video Series

Watch our “I am Preservation” Video Series

In honor of our 50th anniversary, we highlighted preservation’s popularity by sharing a video series called “I am Preservation.” People...

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Blaming Preservation Won’t Solve Housing Shortage

A New York Times editorial board member is blaming preservation for the City’s housing shortage. Yesterday’s headline declared preservation “The...

West Park Hardship Application Withdrawn

We are delighted that West Park Presbyterian Church has a new lease on life. The applicants who were requesting to...

Fight Against Jumbo 5G Towers Continues

­Our fight against new, obtrusive, 32-foot tall cell service towers in historic districts and in front of individual landmarks continued throughout...

New Plans Around Penn Station, but No Transit Improvements

A State-created task force announced proposals last week to spruce up the blocks around Penn. The goal is to make...

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