The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1980 to support the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as well as to foster public awareness of preservation through educational outreach. The Foundation sponsors the Bronze Plaque, Historic District Markers and Street Sign programs, denoting historic districts in the five boroughs of the City.
NYLPF participated in the celebration of:
- Central Ridgewood Historic District in Queens with an “unveiling” ceremony and the addition of 84 terracotta Street Signs denoting the Historic District.
- The “unveiling” of the District Marker for Henderson Place Historic District in Yorkville, for the 21 surviving houses in the residential enclave built in 1880-82 .
- A plaque ceremony at 116 East 55th Street, the William and Helen Ziegler House (now the SUNY Global Center) built in 1926-27.
Two “unveiling ceremonies” were held for the Morningside Heights Historic District and for Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension. We also unveiled a plaque at the “Union League Club”.
On May 25th, the Mayor and Landmarks Commissioner unveiled the District Marker for the Coney Island Boardwalk Scenic Landmark.
The Foundation sponsored the Forum at the Museum of the City of New York on Rosario Candela on Thursday June 7th. The participants included Paul Goldberger, Peter Pennoyer and Elizabeth Stribling. Museum Curator Donald Albrecht moderated the conversation.
Our Annual Forum, Transformation in Dialogue, was held on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. James Carpenter and Toshiko Mori were the speakers, moderated by Fred Bernstein.
Looking ahead in 2018 “Lunch at a Landmark” will be held on Monday October 1st.
We are very pleased to announce that two new board members have joined the Foundation Board, Rosa Maria Colina and Terrence O’Neal.
We look forward to seeing you at our many educational outreach activities in 2018.
Christina R. Davis
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation