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Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given

Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Woodlawn Cemetery
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Woodlawn Cemetery
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Woodlawn Cemetery
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Prospect Park - Concert Grove iron rail
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Prospect Park
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Union Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Union Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Conservancy Continues Help, Six New Emergency Grants Given
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

December 20, 2012

Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, Union Baptist Church and the Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn, Snug Harbor and the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Island and the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden in Manhattan each received Conservancy emergency grants this month. Our post-Sandy assistance now totals more than $50,000, with additional grants pending.

Our grant to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Alliance will help restore the Concert Grove’s ornamental iron rail which was broken when a tree fell on it in the storm. The Alliance had recently celebrated the conclusion of major restoration work in this section of the landmark park, making Sandy’s destruction even more disheartening. The hurricane took down more than 500 trees throughout the park.

The 1898 Union Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant will be able to restore two stained glass windows that blew in during the storm.

On the Upper East Side, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden will repair shutters that were blown off the 1799 landmark
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The Conservancy grant will enable Woodlawn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, to hire equipment to lift damaged headstones and monuments back into place.

On Staten Island, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will be able to repair crumbling entrance piers that suffered further damage in the hurricane. Sailors Snug Harbor will restore doors and windows damaged in the storm.

Additionally, the Conservancy enlisted materials conservator Joan Berkowitz to assess damage to monuments at The Evergreens Cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. We plan to assist recovery at this 225 acre institution which sits on the border of Brooklyn and Queens.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service is continuing to assess damage to Ellis, Liberty and Governors Islands and expects to have a report mid-January.