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Joseph Svehlak's Advocacy for 'Little Syria' and Washington Street

Todd Fine | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Todd Fine

The only check against the rapid dismantling of New York's heritage is a small group of mostly volunteer activists who monitor the activities of the Commission and the status of various historic properties across the city. One core activist, Joseph Svehlak, is a indefatigable force who has maintained awareness of NYC's vibrant history.

Rizzoli -- To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Christo, Gregory Peck, David Bowie, Abba Eban, Pablo Neruda, Gina Lollobrigi...

Özge Dogan's Documentary, The Sacred, Reveals Sense of Loss in New York's "Little Syria"

Todd Fine | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Todd Fine

Inspired by the efforts of the "Friends of the Lower West Side" and the Save Washington Street coalition to protect the last traces of Manhattan's Little Syria neighborhood, Turkish director Özge Dogan completed an extraordinary documentary film called The Sacred in 2012.

PHOTOS: Coney Island's Abandoned Shore Theater

Posted 08.03.2012 | New York

Nearly 40 years since the closing of the Shore Theater in 1973, Coney Island residents have continuously rallied to restore the vacant theater to its ...

PHOTOS: When Penn Station Was Beautiful

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

Penn Station wasn't always a claustrophobic, cement labyrinth of chain stores and lost tourists. The original Penn Station was a towering and grand en...

Is There A Curse On The House Of Schwimmer?

Posted 04.03.2012 | New York

Has a curse fallen upon the House of Schwimmer? Falling debris from David Schwimmer's under-construction East Village mansion struck and injured a ...

David Schwimmer Destroys Historic East Village Townhouse To Build His New Mansion

Posted 02.06.2012 | New York

It's been quite some time since David Schwimmer and his $1 million-an-episode Friends gathered at Central Perk, but don't expect the actor to be makin...

Famous Single Ladies Hotel Could Be NYC's Next Landmark | Posted 09.12.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Before they were stars, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Candace Bergen and many others seeking fame in New York lived at the B...

"Haven't You Ever Been to the Four Seasons?": Fall Fun at NY's Most Famous Eatery

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What have acclaimed architect Bob Stern and the most stupendous, sexy shoes imaginable, in common? Why, nothing at all, except for the Four Seasons Re...

Coney Island Cornerstones on Surf Avenue Face Demolition

Michael Immerso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Immerso

By allowing Surf Avenue's historic buildings to be razed, the city risks treating Coney Island as a brand name rather than a place. That's like Texas tearing down the Alamo to build an Alamo theme park.