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    The 34th edition of our newsletter is here! Explore stories such as “Saving 227 Duffield Street: A Symbol of Freedom,” by Pamela Wong. Wong details the community effort to save 227 Duffield Street, a 19th-century row house that embodies Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement. In February 2021, 227 Abolitionist Place, as it is now known, was designated an individual city landmark. How did the community secure this landmark victory? View past newsletters here.

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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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Saving 227 Duffield Street A Symbol of Freedom

By Pamela Wong The years-long fight to save 277 Duffield Street, a 19th-century row house that embodies Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement,…

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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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