The Places That Bind: Examining Preservation and Culture in a Changing City

Rosie Perez hosted a lively town hall style discussion on how communities can save the places they love. Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Bob Tierney took pointed questions from the audience, writer Nelson George remembered the positive side of the gritty Ft. Greene he grew up in, while preservationists, urbanists and activists blurred the lines between expert and audience member.

Listen to the program:

Places that Bind Segment 1: On Landmarking w/Commissioner Tierney


Places that Bind Segment 2: On Gentrification w/Nelson George


Places that Bind Segment 3: A Few of Our Favorite Places


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Casita in the South Bronx

Photos by Scott Ellison Smith

\"This is about people more than it\'s about architecture. Be civil!\"
\"This is about people more than it\'s about architecture. Be civil!\"
Bob Tierney explains what can and can\'t be landmarked.
Bob Tierney explains what can and can\'t be landmarked.
The audience wanted to discuss specific preservation projects.
The audience wanted to discuss specific preservation projects.
The audience included community leaders from all five boroughs.
The audience included community leaders from all five boroughs.
Tierney watches a video about a South Bronx community garden.
Tierney watches a video about a South Bronx community garden.
\"How can economic development happen in a respectful way?\"
\"How can economic development happen in a respectful way?\"
Writer Nelson George critiques gentrification in Ft Greene.
Writer Nelson George critiques gentrification in Ft Greene.
The audience is energized about changes in their neighborhoods.
The audience is energized about changes in their neighborhoods.
Marci Reaven says sharing stories of special places is critical.
Marci Reaven says sharing stories of special places is critical.
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