Preservation League Public Policy Director Daniel Mackay visited Kingston this week to offer some advice on that city's proposed comprehensive plan.
"For all the good work that is encapsulated in the city’s proposed comprehensive plan, it falls far short in addressing historic preservation and how to leverage Kingston’s history to further revitalization and sustainable development, a state preservation expert said." -- Ariel Zangla, Kingston Daily Freeman
The full story and video is available on the Daily Freeman website.
"Not only have you helped the preservation community begin to get informed about the opportunities we have to protect an exceptional legacy, but the various groups of preservationists are now all in the same room and becoming enthusiastic about working together."
Do you love New York?
If you do, please take one minute to support New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and what we love most about New York: our clean air and water, protected parklands and working farms, and good quality jobs.
The EPF also funds the Historic Preservation and Heritage Area Grant Programs administered by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is the only source of state funding for preservation capital projects undertaken by not-for-profits and municipalities.
New Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Steven Englebright has drafted a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie requesting that funding for the Environmental Protection Fund be increased to $200 million. We need your immediate help to secure your Assemblymember’s signature on this letter to Speaker Heastie by this Friday!
Please ask your Assemblymember to sign on to Chairman Englebright’s letter to increase funding for the Environmental Protection Fund! With a new Speaker leading the Assembly and a new Chairman leading the Environmental Conservation Committee, a strong response to support this letter will show that we love New York, and we love the EPF!
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The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2015 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State. The postmark deadline for nominations is February 12, 2015. The awards will be presented on May 13, 2015 in New York City at the historic New York Yacht Club.
The League especially encourages nominations that may provide case studies or models incorporating energy efficiency, adaptive reuse, or New York's Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.
The Preservation League awards program is supported by a generous grant from the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation.
Review the guidelines or download a nomination form here.
For additional information on the awards please contact the Preservation League office at 518-462-5658 x17; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Preservation League of New York State's strength lies in our relationships with people who wish to protect the architectural and cultural heritage of the Empire State. We invite all individuals, organizations and businesses to join us in preserving New York's historic buildings, districts and landscapes.