Roberta Lane, senior field officer and attorney with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, talks about the Partners in Preservation contest to award funding to 40 NYC historic places.
Read all about it: City Island Images - www.cimages.me
Thank you Lehrer!http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/The Staten Island Museum needs you! Founded in 1881 by New York City naturalists over concern of rapid urbanization, they created a potent record of species native to Staten Island. In the years since, our museum has grown well beyond a meticulous biodiversity record and has evolved into somewhat of a 'mini Smithsonian.' We are home to a wealth of historic NYC documents in our extensive archive, and a vast art collection that is home to everything from recent works to Ancient Egyptian and Renaissance pieces.
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Thanks for doing the piece on the Partners in Preservation campaign. As Director of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum I have been delighted and amazed to see how people have been supporting us. Although we only have a full-time staff of two, we're currently #4 in the rankings--we hope to be able to keep that slot!
We are eager to implement our preservation project to restore our 1916 Delano & Aldrich-designed garden, horse chestnut tree allee, and an 18th century cemetery. It will help ensure that this bit of NYC history--tucked away in the countryside of the northeast Bronx--remains a destination and source of delight for all for many generations to come.
wow--so a wealthy park slope congregation (beth elohim) deserves grant money over other, underfunded buildings/organizations because it has "stained glass windows?" i guess the winner's determined only by the ability/time/technological means to "get out the vote." sounds familiar.
Alice Austen was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers. She live in Victorian Gothic cottage right on the water, on staten Island, with a view of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. She lost everything in the Great Depression, and her house was foreclosed. She needs your vote.
Thank you Brian for giving this issue a voice and for all the wonderful work your show does with the large & small issues that affect the city and all it's boros :)
How about a future show focussing on the fiefdom that is the Landmark Preservation Commission ?So many people in and around the city live/work in buildings, houses, homes that are controlled by this bodyThere's a lot of frustratiion about the control they wield and how separate from common sense sometimestheir rulings are.I think it would be a popular topic and get a lot of call ins. Save room for me !!
The City Island Nautical Museum is one of the Davids to the big Goliaths n this competition - we are all volunteers and we have brought a lot of wonderful attention to City Island, one of the city's best kept secrets. Thanks for telling people about the competition.
So excited that you're featuring PIP today as I've just written a post on the Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx on my blog, The Buzz! They get my vote.
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