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The Fight to Save Castle Clinton – Remarks – George McAneny

Preservationist George McAneny delivered this speech, The Fight to Save Castle Clinton, on October 19, 1950.  His remarks detail the…

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Castle Clinton

Also known as Castle Garden, Emigrant Landing Depot, New York Aquarium, Castle Clinton National Monument, Fort Clinton, and the West Battery

Built in 1808, Castle Clinton was the focus of one of the first major preservation-related battles in New York City.

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Castle Clinton

Preservation Battle Book Revived for its Unique “Vieux”

“We all know that eternal vigilance is the price we must all pay for democracy. We have also learned that…

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Preservationist McAneny Honored

Civic Leaders Gather at Federal Hall        Civic leaders gathered on the morning of October 17th at Federal Hall…

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Celebrating George McAneny’s 150th: Honoring the Spirit of McAneny

EVENT UPDATE (as of 5 pm 10.16.19):   The McAneny event will now be held from 10:00 – 11:15 am…

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Celebrating George McAneny’s 150th: Honoring the Spirit of McAneny

Celebrating the Year of McAneny

As we roam the streets of New York City in 2019, we can see the skyline and neighborhoods change each…

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Celebrating the Year of McAneny

Preservation History in Quotes

“The whole thing is being railroaded through in an outrageous manner. Information is withheld and inquiries are obstructed. Even hearings…

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Preservation History in Quotes

Chairman’s Column Celebrating Our Own: Finding Ways to Honor the Work of Historic Preservationists

Monuments matter. Clearly that is one lesson to be gleaned from the ongoing public debate about the appropriateness of certain…

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Chairman’s Column Celebrating Our Own: Finding Ways to Honor the Work of Historic Preservationists

The Year of the Bard!

Do not let the absence of a Hallmark greeting card in your mailbox or the failure of the U.S. Postal…

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The Year of the Bard!

Revealing Look at McAneny: New Manuscript on Civic Leader & Preservationist Sheds Light on His Work

In today’s New York City, every development battle seems to pit hardheaded advocates of Robert Moses-style mega-building against local activists…

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Revealing Look at McAneny: New Manuscript on Civic Leader & Preservationist Sheds Light on His Work