Preservation

Promoting a more livable New York.

MAS protects historic and cultural landmarks, neighborhood character, legacy businesses, and public art through values-based preservation. We testify before and make recommendations to the Governor of New York, Mayor of New York, as well as our State Senate, State Assembly, City Council, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Public Design Commission, Board of Standards and Appeals, and Community Boards.

Current Preservation Initiatives

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Preservation Committee

Founded in 1984, the Preservation Committee advises MAS staff and the Board of Directors. Its members are advocates, architects, land use attorneys, designers, and planners specializing in preservation issues.

2023 Planning & Preservation Committee Meeting Schedule

(All meetings 9AM – 10:30AM)

  • Tuesday, January 17 – Joint
  • Thursday, February 9 – Preservation
  • Tuesday, February 14 – Planning
  • Thursday, March 9 – Joint
  • Thursday, April 6 – Preservation
  • Tuesday, April 11 – Planning
  • Tuesday, May 16 – Joint
  • Thursday, June 8 – Preservation
  • Tuesday, June 13 – Planning
  • Thursday, September 14 – Joint
  • Thursday, October 5 – Preservation
  • Tuesday, October 10 – Planning
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Joint
  • Thursday, December 7 – Preservation
  • Tuesday, December 12 – Planning

Note: Dates and meeting format are subject to change.

  • Richard Olcott, Chair
  • Angel Ayon
  • Norma Barbacci
  • Ward Dennis
  • Mary Dierickx
  • Andrew Dolkart
  • Franny Eberhart
  • Joan Geismar
  • Mary Kay Judy
  • Diane Kaese
  • Rachel Levy
  • Christy MacLear
  • Chris Neville
  • Nina Rappaport
  • Kevin Rice
  • Judith Saltzman
  • Frank Sanchis
  • Marc Shenfield
  • Roy Strickland
  • Frampton Tolbert
  • Susan Tunick
  • Kevin Wolfe