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    The 32nd edition of our NYPAP newsletter is here! Our Spring/Summer 2020 newsletter includes stories of preservation through art, an entry on Bed-Stuy’s Hattie “Tree Lady” Carthan, a new board member profile, and outtakes from our 2019 Bard Breakfast where we honored Otis Pratt Pearsall! See 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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BY ELIZABETH ROHN JEFFE, VICE CHAIR   Preservation history takes two forms. On the one hand, it may center on…

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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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