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NYC Historic Preservation Conference March 3rd


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historic districts council annual conferenceThe Historic Districts Council has announced their Annual Preservation Conference is set for Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York.

This day-long Conference will dive into a range of topics and of-the-moment campaigns to preserve communities and sites throughout the city, with sessions led by the participants themselves. Continue reading

Richard Henry Lee’s First Call for Independence


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first founding fatherThe Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York City has announced a lecture on the First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence has been set for Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm.

Harlow Giles Unger will describe the life and career of Richard Henry Lee, the first Founding Father to call for American Independence from Britain. Unger will show how Lee masterminded the political and diplomatic victories that ensured Washington’s military victory. Continue reading

Bruce Dearstyne On NYC Monuments Commission Report


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J. Marion Sims statue 5th Ave 103rd Street ManhattanOne item in The New York History Blog‘s “New York History Around the Web This Week” for January 19 was the new Report of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers.

This is the report of the commission appointed by New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio last fall amid the controversy surrounding Confederate statues. The mayor charged the commission with coming up with recommendations about potentially controversial monuments and statues in New York City.

The commission held five public meetings, attended by more than 500 people, and received over 3,000 comments via an online survey. Continue reading

New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island Lecture


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Beacon Towers, designed by Hunt & Hunt, built for Alva Belmont, demolished 1945Preservation Long Island has invited the public to an afternoon lecture by curator and decorative arts specialist Jeannine Falino followed by light refreshments and lively discussion.

The lecture, Dilatory Domiciles: New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island is set for Saturday, January 27, at 4pm, at the Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. Continue reading

Stonewall National Monument Meeting Jan 17th


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Stonewall National MonumentThe National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of preparing a Stonewall National Monument park management planning document, and is asking for input from the community.

To participate in this effort, the public is invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:30 pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center located at 208 W 13 Street, New York, NY. Continue reading

3 Unique Maps Headed for NYC Winter Antiques Fair


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bromley map of manhattenDaniel Crouch Rare Books have announced that they plan to bring maps of three of the biggest cities in the world to the Winter Antique Show, which runs from January 19-28th in New York’s Park Avenue Armory.

Visitors to the Winter Antiques show will be able to see a display of George and Walter Bromley’s ‘Atlas of the City of New York – Borough of Manhattan’ from 1908: a pink 25’ wide fire insurance map in 38 individually framed sheets. Continue reading