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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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Development Challenges Historic Districts

Development Challenges Historic Districts

Does Lenox Hill Hospital need a bulky, 436-foot tower on Lexington Avenue that would require upzoning to more than double...

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SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Overkill

SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Overkill

The City says the massive upzoning proposed for the SoHo and NoHo historic districts is based on recommendations by the SoHo/NoHo study...

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Crown Heights Development Draws Strong Opposition

Crown Heights Development Draws Strong Opposition

The Conservancy joined dozens of neighbors, the Community Board, and the local council member at a Landmarks Preservation Commission to...

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Conservancy President #37 on list of Manhattan’s 50 Most Powerful Private-Sector Leaders

Landmarks Conservancy President, Peg Breen #37 on City & State’s list of Manhattan’s 50 Most Powerful Private-Sector Leaders. From the heads of financial...

We Help Institutions for Listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places

We continue to help institutions to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places by doing the...

We Support St. James Episcopal Church Fordham Construction

The Conservancy testified at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission this week in response to a former Sacred Sites...

Bringing Back New York

We’re very pleased with the response to our updated economic report. It clearly shows that preservation has a key role...

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