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Preservation Lobby Day: Wednesday, May 6

lpc budget rallyJoin the Municipal Art Society and our partners in preservation advocacy for the third annual NYC Preservation Lobby Day. The rally and press conference will take place on the steps of City Hall at noon on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009. Lobby Day is an excellent opportunity to remind elected officials how preservation makes New York a more livable city. In anticipation of the elections this fall, MAS has partnered with local community groups and preservation organizations to develop a City-wide Preservation Platform, outlining a single set of concerns that will be presented to elected officials and candidates. Continue Reading>>

Preserve Your City: Support Funding the Landmarks Commission

To ensure that the success of the past two years in increasing the budget of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and improving its ability to protect the city’s most important historic buildings continues in fiscal year 2009, join MAS, Council Members, and other preservation groups this Wednesday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m., on the steps of City Hall to rally for adequate funding for the LPC. Bring a sign or prop illustrating your favorite undesignated neighborhood or building so that the Council and the public can see all of the various sites across the city that require the LPC’s attention. If you can’t be there, e-mail your Council Member and ask them to support the the renewal of $300,000 for the LPC’s budget for the coming fiscal year, and watch the new movie above explaining why this additional funding is so important.