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Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening to Honor NYC’s First Historic District

November 23, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Historical Society

The New York Preservation Archive Project joined the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Heights Association to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of Brooklyn Heights as New York City’s first historic district. The evening included celebratory cocktails in the elegant Othmer Library and a spirited program featuring architectural historian Francis Morrone and Anthony C. Wood, founder and chair of the Archive Project. Introducing the speakers was Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Morrone and Wood explored the diverse architecture and fascinating preservation history of Brooklyn Heights, which continues to be an ideal example of citizen-driven activism and a model for the next 50 years of preservation action in New York City.

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