Forum Launches for Preservation Efforts Across New York City

Preservation Vision: NYC hopes to shape the conversation about the future of New York City’s historic structures.

gbNYC is a frequent advocate that the most sustainable of construction practices is to respect existing buildings, particularly in as dense a place as New York City where our stock is diversified across every sector of the real estate market. Now, New Yorkers interested in preservation have a new outlet to help shape the future of the city’s historic treasures over the next 22 years.

A 15-minute online survey, available here, aims to gather input from the entire preservation community as the first phase of a program designed to analyze successes and form a short-list of ideas, come up with recommendations based on these findings, and issue a report by the end of the year to be circulated among a wider audience.

Preservation Vision: NYC, is a collaborative effort between the Pratt Area Community Council, New York Community Trust, and the New York State Council on the Arts, among others, and overseen by the non-profit Minerva Partners. The year-long program is intended to coincide with Mayor Bloomberg’s various PlaNYC 2030 initiatives.

About Stephen Del Percio

Stephen Del Percio has written for gbNYC+ since 2006 and currently serves as in-house counsel for one of the world's largest engineering, construction, and technical services companies. He earned a B.Eng. from Columbia, his J.D. at William & Mary, and lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. You can follow Stephen on Twitter, email him at, or join gbNYC on Facebook to continue the conversation.

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2 Responses to Forum Launches for Preservation Efforts Across New York City

  1. Susan Kishner Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 9:02 am #

    Nice writing style. I will come back to read more posts from you.

    Susan Kishner

  2. sean keller Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Our current homes and buildings deserve to be preserved. The longer we keep them up and efficient, the more we can benefit, financially and environmentally.

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