Get Your Gargoyle On at Tribeca Auction

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thousands of historical artifacts from buildings in New York and other cities are up for grabs as a Tribeca showroom has to move to make way for more condos.


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Two Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination


Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate Culture Gabfest: Summer Strut 2014 Edition

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss ABC Family's radical TV show The Fosters with Slate's June Thomas, the ethics of landmark conservation, and the results of this year's listener callout for summer songs that will...


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Landmarks of New York

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There are so many buildings, bridges, and places to love in this city. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel discusses the definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City, The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings, Fifth Edition, which documents and illustrates the 1,276 individual landmarks and 102 historic districts that have been given landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission—from colonial farmhouses to Gilded Age mansions to schools and libraries to the city’s soaring skyscrapers.

Tell us what your favorite New York landmark is and why! Leave a comment below.


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Landmark Commission Votes to Approve Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District

Monday, September 12, 2011

On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to vote to approve the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which would give landmark status to 21 downtown Brooklyn buildings.



Oldest Synagogue in Queens Gets a Much-Needed Restoration

Monday, June 27, 2011

The oldest surviving synagogue in Queens is about to get a major facelift. Work has begun on the restoration of the 100-year-old Tifereth Israel temple in Corona thanks to a major grant from the city and the efforts of preservation groups around the city.

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Brooklyn, Manhattan Buildings Get Landmark Status

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two buildings hailed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as "symbols of the city's rapid growth at the beginning of the 20th century" received landmark status on Tuesday, a designation that protects the structures from demolition, and requires a permit for any major changes, according to the commission.

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The Takeaway

Relief Workers in Japan Face Challenges Amidst the Wreckage

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The tsunami that hit Japan's coast, washed away streets, brought down buildings and wiped away landmarks, essentially erasing any map of the region. This poses an immense challenge to relief teams who have to work immediately and systematically to save victims.