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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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Why We Oppose the Governor’s and Speaker’s Plans for the City

Why We Oppose the Governor’s and Speaker’s Plans for the City

Governor Andrew Cuomo and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson have big plans for the City. Most residents probably haven’t heard...

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Landmarks Commission Promotes Appropriate Development

Landmarks Commission Promotes Appropriate Development

Preservation isn’t perfect. But preservation has contributed to New York’s economy, tourism, identity, and livability for the last 56 years....

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The Last Best Place

The Last Best Place

Millions of New Yorkers and visitors love Governors Island as an oasis. And what’s not to love? Historic forts, a...

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Planning Together

Towers in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Upzoning in SoHo and NoHo. An out-of-scale hospital on the Upper East Side....

New Year…New Entrance to New York

There were lots of people exploring Moynihan Train Hall last Saturday morning. Taking pictures. Pointing. Staring at the sky through...

Conservancy President Honored “Responsible 100”

I’m pleased that City and State has included me in their list of the “The 2020 Responsible 100” honoring individuals “whose...

Historic Districts Under Attack Again

When I left the City Council years ago to join the Landmarks Conservancy, one City Hall reporter quipped that I...

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