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The New York Preservation Archive Project’s public programming celebrates and analyzes important episodes in preservation history.

A Toast to the Penn Station Picketers: Honoring AGBANY, Peter Stamton, and Fellow Demonstrators

August 1, 2022 6-8:00pm at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill

Join us on August 1st at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill where the Archive Project will celebrate the efforts of Action Group for Better Architecture (AGBANY) and one of the groups original founders Peter Samton.  Sixty years ago, AGBANY transformed the way historic preservation would play out in New York City. Their efforts to save Penn Station inspired a new level of connectedness between the general public and the preservation process. We hope to see you there on August 1, from 6:00-8:00pm at Tracks Raw Bar and Grill. 

Want to Join the Host Committee?

The event is free…but here’s a special way to honor the picketers:

  1. Email to let us know you’d like to be listed.
  2. Either send $100 via our donation link…
  3. Or send a check to:

New York Preservation Archive Project

174 E 80th Street

New York, NY 10075

From celebrating milestone anniversaries to in-depth analysis of significant moments and key figures in preservation history, our programming series includes film screenings, book talks, panel discussions, lectures, walking tours, and more. If you are interested in cosponsoring an event, please contact us.

Above: Mayor Robert Wagner conducts the Department of Sanitation Band at the rededication ceremony of Carnegie Hall after threats to its preservation, September 26, 1960; Courtesy of The New York Times