The protection of New York’s historic places is a proven form of community and economic development. Studies have shown that historic preservation generates more jobs, more tourism, more affordable housing and more downtown investment than new construction. The Preservation League continues to work with state and local policy makers to protect the historic character of New York’s historic buildings, districts and landscapes, and to advance incentives for preservation.
The Preservation League continues to assess and respond to changing needs and opportunities in the policy field. Our work is focused on:
Over the years, the Preservation League’s successful public policy advocacy has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (2003); the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations (2007); and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (2009). Much of the League’s success in public policy can be attributed to effectively representing the economic benefits of historic preservation to local, state, and federal officials.
For more information, contact:
Erin M. Tobin
Vice President for Policy and Preservation
518-462-5658 ext. 12