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Partners in Preservation

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In 1963, Penn Station was demolished, sparking a public outcry that led to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. A New York Times editorial in October of 1963 lamented “Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. Even when we had Penn Station, we couldn’t afford to keep it clean. We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tinhorn culture. And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.”

The Greene Space at WNYC teams up with Partners in Preservation.

  • Click here to watch video from The Evolving Conversation - May 2nd. 
  • Click here to watch video from the Story Slam on May 16th. 

Forty historic places have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to compete for funding for preservation projects.

Vote for the buildings you think should receive $3 million in grant funding from American Express and LISTEN to an audio tour of some of the sites. 


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