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    The 33rd edition of our newsletter is here! Explore stories such as “Collecting the Now: Efforts Capturing 2020 Inspire Preservationists,” by NYPAP Vice-Chair Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe. Jeffe details the efforts currently underway by institutions such as the Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society, and Brooklyn Historical Society to preserve materials relevant to the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. How can these methods assist historic preservation efforts? View past newsletters here.

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Our Story and Mission

The New York Preservation Archive Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City.

Recognizing the instructive and inspirational importance of this history to the continued health, success and growth of preservation in our City, the Archive Project hopes to bring these stories to light through public programs, oral histories, and providing public access to information. The Archive Project is devoted to celebrating neglected narratives of New York historic preservation using the archives that hold these stories.

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Above: Members of AGBANY protest the demolition of Pennsylvania Station, 1962; Courtesy of David Hirsch
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Finding Joy -and More- In Our Preservation History Database

By Peter Sohmer, Reisinger Scholar Where can one find detailed information on preservation battles that range from the successful, like…

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Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit – Bard goes virtual!

Join the New York Preservation Archive Project as we continue a favorite preservation tradition with our 17th annual breakfast benefit honoring the birthday of storied New York City preservationist, who made New York City’s Landmarks Law possible.

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