Greatest Accomplishments

Borough Presidents Honor Conservancy with Landmarks Month

Conservancy President Peg Breen with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Borough Presidents Honor "Landmarks Month"

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Congregation Tifereth Israel

Tifereth Israel

The rededication of Tifereth Israel, Queens oldest synagogue, is a proud moment for our organization. The Conservancy has worked with the synagogue for over 10 years.

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U.S. Custom House

U.S. Custom House

The Conservancy's first challenge took on determining the fate of the U.S. Custom House on Bowling Green.

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Fraunces Tavern Block

Fraunces Tavern Block - Pear Street, Lower Manhattan

The Conservancy assumed a proactive role in efforts to develop economically viable plans for the row of buildings.

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Pier A

Pier A

The Conservancy secured local landmark designation and the listing of the 1886 fireboat station in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Federal Archive Building

Federal Archive Building at the corner of Greenwich and Christopher Streets

The beginning of the Historic Properties Fund

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Restoration Efforts After September 11th

"Survivors Staircase" - World Trade Center

9/11 will always bring memories of the thousands of lives lost in the attack, but it also reminded us of how important buildings are to this City.

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Lower Manhattan Emergency Preservation Fund

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

Lower Manhattan is a national treasure - an unparalleled collection of American national and architectural history. In 2002, the nation's and the Conservancy's attention was focused on this historic area.

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Upper Manhattan Historic Preservation Fund

Ebenezer Gospel Tabernacle was one of UMHPF's first projects. A $100,000, no-interest loan and $100,000 grant helped finance the new slate roof, new copper-cladding on the dormers, and new terra cotta tiles on the tower.

The ground-breaking Upper Manhattan Historic Preservation Fund (UMHPF) has awarded grants and loans totalling $4 million to 30 projects.

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Chapel of the Sisters at Prospect Cemetery

Revitalization of Prospect Cemetery and Chapel of the Sisters

The goals of the Revitalization Initiative included physically securing the site, restoring its Chapel, removing the overgrown vegetation, conserving the markers, re-landscaping the grounds, and instituting interpretive history and educational programs.

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Astor Row

Astor Row now features many restored Victorian porches

In the early 1880s, William Astor built 28, semi-attached row houses on 130th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues in Harlem. Each double building shared a turned-wood porch in the Victorian style.

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Ellis Island

The Ferry Building at Ellis Island

Ellis Island, one of the Conservancy's most significant advocacy campaigns, celebrated an important milestone on April 2, 2007.

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Public Building Inventory

In 1977 the New York Landmarks Conservancy released its Public Buildings Inventory. This inventory documented 760 federal, state, and city owned buildings of architectural interest in New York City.

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