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Conservancy President Peg Breen on CUNY Television

Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy describes the Conservancy’s work designed to preserve New York’s architectural heritage. Ronnie Eldridge focuses on the effect on historically significant buildings of New York’s rush to develop.

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Documenting the Picasso Move

The New York Times did a nice job documenting the entire nerve-racking process of moving the Picasso curtain from the Four Seasons restaurant. Click here to learn more about the move.

PBS News Hour also covered the story.

Conservancy in The New York Times; Congregation Tifereth Israel is Restored and Rededicated

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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. Our Sacred Sites grants of $90,000 helped mobilize more than $1 million for the exterior restoration; we assisted in the selection of appropriate architects and contractors and oversaw the challenging project on their behalf. Karen Ansis’ project management skills were instrumental and Ann Friedman went well beyond normal hours and duties to help the synagogue with myriad issues, even to selecting the ribbon for the ribbon cutting. They both deserve our thanks and applause. Tifereth is a great example of Conservancy skills and dedication and why our Sacred Sites program is so important.

40th Anniversary Celebration Coverage by Peachy Deegan

The celebration was covered by whomyouknow.com’s Peachy Deegan. Click here to see the full coverage with party photos.

NIGHTLIGHT: The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Kicks off at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green!!! Peachy Deegan is Counting Down the Days Until the November 14th Gala – Be Sure to Put it at the Top of Your Schedule! Mayor Bloomberg Declared January 24, 2013 New York Landmarks Conservancy Day!

Watch Conservancy President, Peg Breen on NY1’s “Road to City Hall”: Panel Remembers 100 Years Of Grand Central Terminal

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Conservancy President Peg Breen on NY1’s One on 1 program

The Landmark Conservancy’s post-Sandy work was highlighted on NY1’s One on 1 program with Budd Mishkin when he interviewed Conservancy President Peg Breen.

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NY1 Features Conservancy and Tifereth Israel

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CUNY TV, One to One Video, with Conservancy President Peg Breen

Original tape date: May 22, 2012.
First aired: June 4, 2012.

Host Sheryl McCarthy talks with Conservancy President, Peg Breen about early preservation projects, efforts to restore brownstones and single-family homes in historic neighborhoods, Sacred Sites and much more.

Conservancy’s Colleen Heemeyer Talks to International Cable News Network Jewish News One About our Work with the 100-year-old Stanton Street Shul

September 8, 2012

“Very often congregations are struggling both financially and in terms of technically: ‘How do we take care of this building?’ And, in cases where congregations want to do the right thing and don’t know how, we can step in and provide support.” Since 1999, The Conservancy has provided this “tenement synagogue” with technical and fundraising advice, referrals, and funding, including five grants for architectural, engineering, and conservation services and repairs. This summer, our work with the synagogue culminated in a $30,000 Conservancy challenge grant from our Jewish Heritage Fund, kicking off a $1 million capital campaign for comprehensive exterior and interior restoration of this active Lower East Side synagogue.

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Conservancy Quoted in New York Times Preservation Series

The New York Times devoted five lengthy articles to preservation in the fall of 2008, in which the Conservancy is repeatedly quoted in authoritative comments. See links below to read articles.

“An Opaque and Lengthy Road to Landmark Status”
“Preservationists See Bulldozers Charging Through a Loophole”
“Houses of Worship Choosing to Avoid Landmark Status”
“Preservation and Development, Engaged in a Delicate Dance”
“Improving the Landmarks Process”

Peg Breen Featured in June 7 Issue of New York Post

Pro: Don’t Demolish History

Living Landmark Honorees in the News

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Conservancy’s First Living Landmark Still Receiving Honors

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Obama appoints Living Landmark, George C. Wolfe, to President’s Arts and Humanities Committee

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NYInc Features Living Landmarks “Sweet Sixteen” Celebration

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The New York Sun’s ‘Out and About’ column puts spotlight on “Sweet Sixteen” Gala

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New York Social Diary: Gala One of Those Big New York evenings

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Gala ‘One of the Best and Most Worthwhile Causes in Manhattan,’ According to Whom You Know Nightlight Column

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New York Times Feature on Peter Duchin Highlights Living Landmarks Celebration

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Historians Join Conservancy in Fight to Save Coney

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Living Landmark Bill Cunningham Features 2010 Gala in New York Times Column

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Conservancy President Featured in AIA Article

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Liz Smith Column Takes Look at Living Landmarks Gala

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Bisnow congratulates Kaufman for Conservancy honor

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Liz Smith Column Features Special Photo Essay of Living Landmarks Gala

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Sacred Sites Grant Helps Major Buffalo Church

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Conservancy Helps Brooklyn Heights’ Oldest Church Get New Roof

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The Epoch Times Features Conservancy’s Work to Enlist Historic Synagogues to National, State Registers

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NY Daily News Features Conservancy in Queens Synagogues’ State, National Listings

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Corbin Building’s Transformation Thanks in Part to Conservancy Effort

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Conservancy Quoted in Times Story on Plight of Ellis Island’s South Side

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Celebrating 45th Anniversary of Landmarks Law

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Conservancy Speaks Out in Times to Preserve Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Conservancy Featured in New York Times article on Synagogue

“Once Synagogues, Now Churches, and Ailing Quietly,” by David Gonzalez, The New York Times