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New York City Landmarks

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.

250 Buildings In Greenwich Village Receive Historic Landmark Status

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The city's newest historic landmark is part of a neighborhood where generations of American cultural greats staged their art, music,...

NYC Underground Railroad Site In Court Battle

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A brick row house that is one of only two documented stops in New York City on the Underground Railroad has a new penthouse with oversized...

Statue Of Liberty Security Screening Moved To Manhattan

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Security screening for visitors to the Statue of Liberty will be held in lower Manhattan instead of on Ellis Island when the site reopens ...

PHOTOS: Grand Central Celebrates 100th Birthday

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's Grand Central Terminal will celebrate its 100th birthday with a brass band, a "Sex and the City" star and an appearan...

Grand Central To Turn 100

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Grand Central, the country's most famous train station and one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in America, turns 100 on ...

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 f...

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.