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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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2020 – Building on Achievements

2020 – Building on Achievements

2020—here we come! We’re as dedicated to our work today as we have been for the past 47 years. And...

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Stabilization Begins at Olmsted House

Stabilization Begins at Olmsted House

UPDATE: January 2020 Stabilization work will commence at the Olmsted-Beil House on January 9. After a long process of obtaining...

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Restoration of New York State Pavilion Set to Begin

Restoration of New York State Pavilion Set to Begin

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and New York City Park Commissioner Mitchell Silver Update – November 2019 The Conservancy attended...

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Removing State Cap Won’t Produce More Affordable Housing

The Conservancy told a November 26th State Assembly hearing on Affordable Housing Development that there is no evidence that removing...

Thank you for Passing Ballot Question #5

Ballot Question #5 Passed! Thank you! November 6, 2019 You took the first step toward a fairer land use process. And...

Landmarks Commission Approves Morgan Library Plan

The Conservancy supported a proposal for improvements along the 36th Street side of the Morgan complex, at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing...

Conservancy Supports Gowanus Landmarking

UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2019 The Conservancy supported the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s proposed designation of five Gowanus buildings as individual landmarks. The...

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