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.
During the past year, 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 December 5th “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.
Our Annual Forum on the topic of GROUNDSCAPE was held on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. The speakers were Dominique Perrault, Amale Andraos, with moderator, Justin Davidson.
The “unveiling ceremonies” were held on Thursday, September 8th, 2017 for the Morningside Heights Historic District and on Monday, September 25th for Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension.
We recently unveiled a plaque at the “Union League Club” December 6th, 2017.
Our highly anticipated “Lunch at a Landmark” took place on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 with international architect Lord Richard Rogers. The title of his presentation was Continuity and Change – A Dialogue.
Please “Save the Date” for “Lunch at a Landmark” on Thursday, October 4th, 2018.
We are very pleased to announce that two new board members have joined the Foundation Board, Rosa Maria Colina and Terrence O’Neal.
Looking ahead, the Foundation will sponsor the Forum at the Museum of the City of New York on Rosario Candela on Thursday June 7th, 2018. The participants include Paul Goldberger, Peter Pennoyer and Elizabeth Stribling. Museum Curator Donald Albrecht will moderate the conversation.
We look forward to seeing you at our many educational outreach activities in 2018.
Christina R. Davis
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation