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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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Our Urban Archive Debut

Our Urban Archive Debut

The Conservancy debuted June 7 on Urban Archive, a technology non-profit focusing on the architecture, culture, and unique stories of...

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Highlighting a Year

Highlighting a Year

It’s halfway through 2021 and I’m here touting our 2020 Annual Report. We publish our annual reports several months into...

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Help Stop SoHo/NoHo Upzoning

Help Stop SoHo/NoHo Upzoning

The City’s plan to drastically upzone SoHo and NoHo has begun the public approval process. The City says the goal...

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Campaigning for Preservation

It has been challenging to get mayoral candidates to attend preservation-themed public sessions sponsored by the Conservancy and colleague groups....

Push for Upzonings Before Mayor Leaves Office

A series of upzonings is threatening some of New York’s most treasured neighborhoods.  New Yorkers reinvented SoHo/NoHo, Gowanus, and Governors...

Crucial Vote on Governors Island

The City Council Land Use Committee did approve the upzoning for the southern half of Governors Island with almost no...

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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