Preservationists are often called to rally for buildings at the eleventh hour, when the wrecking ball is in place or after the development deal has been approved.
Endangered Buildings Initiative is an attempt to identify buildings at risk while there may still be time to save them.
The Conservancy surveyed landmarks and historic districts throughout the City in the summer of 2000 and has periodically updated the findings. We ranked the 20,000 plus buildings by degree of deterioration visible from the street. “Red” buildings, the most deteriorated, are now online.
Because new historic districts have been and are being created, and because conditions change, no list like ours is ever complete or comprehensive. We need your input. So Endangered Buildings Initiative serves as a searchable, interactive database.
Tell us if you know a building has improved or declined. And suggest additional listings. Aside from its visible condition, a building may be endangered by an impending change of ownership or pressure to tear down the building for a larger development.
Just click “Suggest A Listing“ to find the form.
Your feedback will help the Conservancy as we work with public officials and preservationists in immediate neighborhoods to devise strategies for saving and reusing these historic sites.
Sort multiple columns simultaneously by holding down the shift key and clicking a second column header.
|Fort Totten Building #211||Queens||Bayside||1829|
|Officer’s Row||Brooklyn||Navy Yard||pre 1852|
|Naval Hospital||Brooklyn||Navy Yard||Martin E. Thompson||1830-38|
|Westchester Avenue Cass Gilbert Station||The Bronx||Westchester||Cass Gilbert||1900-1910|
|World’s Fair-New York State Pavilion||Queens||Flushing Meadows-Corona Park||Philip Johnson & Richard Foster||1964-65|
|2286 Church Ave||Brooklyn||Prospect-Lefferts Gardens||attr. John Culyer||1878|
|Richmond Hill Republican Club||Queens||Richmond Hill||1908|
|139 Greene St.||Manhattan||SoHo||1825|
|69 Vanderbilt Ave.||Brooklyn||Navy Hill|
|Windermere||Manhattan||Midtown West||Theophilus G. Smith||1880|
|110-120 East 76th St||Manhattan||Upper East Side||Augustus Hatfield||1885|
|94 Greenwich St.||Manhattan||Lower Manhattan||1798|
|264 West 96th St.||Manhattan||Upper West Side|
|John Rohr Houses||Manhattan||Tribeca||1827|
|94.5 Greenwich St.||Manhattan||Lower Manhattan||1798|
|245 Greene Ave.||Brooklyn||Clinton Hill||Elbert Snedeker, Developer||1894|
|Samuel R. Smith Infirmary||Staten Island||Stapleton||Alfred E Barlow & B. L. Gilbert||1889&1891|
|148 West 121st St.||Manhattan||Harlem Mount Morris Park||Bartlett Smith & Sons||1886-87|
|469 West 143rd St.||Manhattan||Harlem Hamilton Heights||Clarence True||1894-96|
|Abraham Manee House/Manee-Seguine Homestead||Staten Island||Princes Bay||1690/1820|
|67 Greenwich St.||Manhattan||Lower Manhattan||1810|
|Picker Building||Manhattan||Harlem 125th Street|
|US Coast Guard Station||Staten Island||St George||Alfred Mullet||1865|
|432 Clermont Ave||Brooklyn||Fort Greene||1857|
|118 West 76th St.||Manhattan||Upper West Side||Thom & Wilson||1890-91|
|Former P.S. 186||Manhattan||Harlem|
|Bellevue Psychopathic Hospital||Manhattan||Midtown East||Charles B. Meyers & Thompson, Holmes, & Converse||1930-33|
|George Van Ness Residence||Brooklyn||Ditmas Park||George Palliser||1899|
|809 Riverside Dr.||Manhattan||Harlem||Townsend and Steinle|
|18th Precinct Stationhouse & Stable||Brooklyn||Sunset Park||Geo Ingram & Emile Gruwe||1886|
|Mount Morris Bank Building||Manhattan||Harlem 125th Street||Lamb & Rich||1883-1884|
|348 Clermont Ave.||Brooklyn||Fort Greene||1865|
|Empire Stores||Brooklyn||Fulton Ferry||Thomas Stone||1885|
Suggest a building for inclusion or tell us about a change in a building’s condition.
The Conservancy is grateful to the Con Edison Company for its financial support, which enabled us to make Endangered Buildings Initiative a reality.