What the City Council Proposals Really Mean

Posted by hdc on Monday, April 30, 2012 · 1 Comment The City Council is holding a public hearing at on Wednesday, May 2 at 10am at 250 Broadway to contemplate 11 bills which, if passed, will greatly change the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in some very damaging ways. The first batch of bills are ones which were

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Conservancy President, Peg Breen talks about the awards

Conservancy Hosts 22nd Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The New-York Historical Society Some 450 people packed The New-York Historical Society on April 25 to applaud an impressive list of Moses winners from across the City. They ranged from a Brooklyn church that painstakingly refinished its Renaissance Revival sanctuary, to Edgar Allen Poe’s Cottage in the Bronx,

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Best-Kept Homes

Taking Guardianship of a Historic Home By Iyna Bort Caruso for Sotheby’s International Realty Entering a home from a bygone era is like crossing a threshold in time. “Historic residences are profound works of both art and craft,” says Katherine Malone-France, director of outreach, education and support at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. “They tell us

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Deep Energy Retrofits for Existing Buildings

The Green Lab is partnering with New Buildings Institute on a project called Deep Energy Savings in Existing Buildings, which will provide guidance for owners of smaller commercial buildings to achieve deep energy savings (50 percent and greater) through energy retrofits. We know that small and medium buildings matter as a critical (but as yet underserved) market for efficiency gains, representing

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