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Reclaim Frederick Law Olmsted's Historic Staten Island Home YOU CAN HELP – SUPPORT KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
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Please support the Landmarks Conservancy’s Kickstarter Campaign to raise $16,000 to stabilize the Staten Island home of the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted.
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Tourist in Your Own Town #57 - Wave Hill - New York Public Garden and... The Wave Hill House in the Riverdale section of the Bronx was designated a City landmark in 1966. The neo-Georgian stone mansion is part of a large estate overlooking the Hudson River and is operated as an education-cultural center with ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #56 - Staten Island Museum - Snug Harbor Visit the Staten Island Museum located in Snug Harbor, Staten Island. Snug Harbor is an 83-acre campus, which was once a home for retired seaman. It now houses several cultural institutions in Landmark Greek Revival buildings.
The Museum dates from ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #55 - Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace at 28 East 20th Street in Manhattan. Roosevelt was born here in 1858 and lived at this place until he was fifteen when the family moved uptown. The original house was demolished in 1916, but ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #54 - Brooklyn Historical Society Visit the Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights to learn more about this remarkable borough and its people, as well as contemporary cultural and social events and issues.
The Society is housed in an 1881 building designed by architect George ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #53 - Museum of American Finance Visit this unique museum that chronicles the development and achievements of America's financial system. The Museum of American Finance is housed within a landmarked 1929 building designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris that was once the Bank of New York & ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #52 - The Prison Ship Martrys' Monument In the center of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn is the Stanford White designed monument to the Prison Ship Martyrs of the American Revolution. Dedicated in 1908, this soaring Doric column honors the 11,500 patriots who died on British prison ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #51 - New York Botanical Garden Founded in 1891, the entire New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is a National Historic Landmark, all 250 acres of plants, flowers, trees, and buildings. Watch our video and then visit this 126-year-old living museum and educational institution.
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Tourist in Your Own Town #50 - Temple Emanu-El Temple Emanu-El at One East 65th Street and Fifth Avenue is one of the largest synagogues in the world. It is a massive limestone building completed in 1929 for Emanu-El, the City's oldest Reform Jewish congregation (1845) that merged with ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #49 - Park Avenue Armory The Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue and 66th Street in Manhattan. Watch our video to learn more about this historic building and then plan a visit.
The prominent landmark was built from 1877 to 1881 for ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #48 - Van Cortlandt House Museum The Van Cortlandt House Museum is located inside Van Cortlandt Park at Broadway and West 246th Street in the Bronx. Watch our video to learn more about this historic building and then plan a visit.
The large Georgian manor dates ...
Tourist in Your Own Town #47 - New York Public Library - Main Branch The main branch of the New York Public Library at 476 Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece. Watch our video to learn more about this majestic building and then plan a visit.
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Tourist in Your Own Town #46 - Mount Vernon Hotel and Museum The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum at 421 E. 61st Street is a hidden treasure tucked among busy Upper East Side high rises. Watch our video to learn more about this rare 18th-century building and then plan a visit to step ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #45 - National Lighthouse Museum The National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island is a reminder of how lighthouses played an important role in the security and well being of New York and the United States. The museum is located in one of the buildings of ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #44 - Hamilton Grange Not everyone may get the chance to see the Hamilton the musical on Broadway. But anyone can see where Hamilton lived.
Built in 1802 and designed by John McComb Jr., the Grange served as founding father Alexander Hamilton's country home ...
Historic Preservation: At the Core of a Dynamic New York City Historic Preservation: At the Core of a Dynamic New York City
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the City’s ground-breaking Landmarks Law, the Historic Districts Council, J.M. Kaplan Fund and New York Community Trust, and The New York Landmarks ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #43 - Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral - Brooklyn Heights Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, was designed by Richard Upjohn in a Romanesque Revival style in 1844. The building originally housed the Church of the Pilgrims congregation, until that group merged with the ...
Sacred Sites Open House Weekend - May 21 & 22, 2016 Sacred Sites Open House Weekend - May 21 & 22, 2016
On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd, the Conservancy will host its sixth annual Sacred Sites Open House when congregations throughout the State will open their doors to ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #42 - Congregation Ansche Chesed Congregation Ansche Chesed, located at the corner of West 100th Street and West End Avenue, is part of the recently designated Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The congregation, dating back to 1828, ...
2015 Living Landmarks Celebration - New York Landmarks Conservancy The Landmarks Conservancy celebrated its 22nd Living Landmarks gala on November 5, 2015 at the Plaza Ballroom. The evening was a great success bringing in a record-breaking 1.4 million to support our work.
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Tourist In Your Own Town #41 - The Old Stone House & The Battle of Brooklyn The Old Stone House is a 1933 reconstruction (using some of the original materials) of the Vechte-Cortelyou House (c.1699-1897) and is located within Washington Park of Park Slope Brooklyn. It is the site of the Maryland 400's brave counterattack against ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #40 - The Four Seasons Restaurant The Four Seasons Restaurant (NOW CLOSED) retains a timeless setting created by two legendary architects, Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Designated as an interior landmark in 1989, the restaurant is located within the landmark Seagram Building (1958) and ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #39 - Church of Notre Dame - Morningside Heights 405 West 114th Street
The Eglise de Notre Dame or Church of Notre Dame in Morningside Heights, began in 1910 as a mission chapel serving French-speaking Catholics. It was later expanded in 1914 by architects Cross & Cross. The Church ...
Sacred Sites Open House Weekend 2015 Sacred Sites Open House Weekend - May 16 & 17, 2015
On the weekend of May 16th and 17th, the Conservancy will host its fifth annual Sacred Sites Open House when congregations throughout the State will open their doors to ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #38 - The Woolworth Building The Woolworth Building transformed New York City's skyline and remains one of the most famous skyscrapers in the country. It is a Gothic marvel designed by architect Cass Gilbert for millionaire five-and-dime storeowner Frank W. Woolworth. Completed in 1913, the ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #37 - Fraunces Tavern Museum Fraunces Tavern is known as the place where George Washington gave his famous farewell address to his officers in 1783, but the building traces its history to 1719 when it was built as a home for Stephen DeLancey. Over the ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #36 - Louis Armstrong House Museum One of the world's most renowned jazz musicians and entertainers; Louis Armstrong lived in this modest Queens home from 1943 until his death in 1971. In 1983, his widow Lucille willed the building and its contents to New York City ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #35 - Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Edgar Allan Poe, the famous American author and poet, lived in this cottage from 1846-1849 in what is now the Bronx. It was here that Poe cared for his ailing wife Virginia who was suffering from tuberculosis and it is ...
Tourist In Your Own Town #34 - Prospect Park Take a look at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, a scenic landmark that covers almost 600 acres and contains splendid sculptures, historic memorials, and incredible architecture. Designed in 1865, the park is considered Frederick Law Olmsted's and Calvert Vaux's masterpiece.
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Tourist In Your Own Town #33 - Trinity Church Take a look inside Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. The present church is the third built on this site for New York's oldest Episcopal congregation. Designed by Richard Upjohn in 1846, Trinity is one of the first Gothic Revival buildings ...

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