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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.

Terminal City: A Talk with Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

A Changed Landscape After Sandy

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Landscape is an important part of our daily lives. We take it for granted that it will remain a constant until a disaster comes and sweeps away the familiar. The more you assume that landscape is a constant, the more disorienting it is when it suddenly and calamitously changes.

City To Auction Off Remnants Of City Landmarks

Posted 09.10.2011 | New York

Somewhere in Brooklyn there is a warehouse that contains a treasure trove of historical artifacts from the city's rich history. Discarded material fro...

Defending Religious Tolerance: Remarks on the Mosque Near Ground Zero

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael R. Bloomberg

The World Trade Center Site will forever hold a special place in our City, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves if we said 'no' to a mosque in Lower Manhattan.

Tavern on the Green: A Family Tradition

Jennifer LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer LeRoy

My family has held the lease for Tavern on the Green since 1974; it expires on December 31st 2009.