Harlem Landmarks Featured In New Video Series Celebrating NYC’s Beloved Buildings And Icons

September 26, 2023

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is celebrating its 50th anniversary by creating a video series called “I am Preservation” to exhibit the widespread love of landmarks throughout NYC.

The video greetings demonstrate how important historic preservation is to so many people.  

Many supporters have filmed short clips expressing how they represent “Preservation.” Please see three featured videos from supporters in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem in the video above

Please join in the celebration and send in your video. The Conservancy will post clips throughout the rest of the year on its many social media platforms.

“We’re able to celebrate our 50th anniversary because so many New Yorkers have always supported preserving the best of our City.  So we felt it appropriate to give as many people as possible a chance to speak up about preservation,” said Peg Breen, President, New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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If you are interested, please visit www.nylandmarks.org for specific details and tips on how to make your own “I am Preservation” video. Briefly comment on what you love about New York City landmarks or a specific historic building, place, or structure. Start with your name and neighborhood and end by saying “I am Preservation!” Send your finished video or downloadable links via email to photos@nylandmarks.org

“I am Preservation” videos representing the New York Building Congress, Huntington Library, Coney Island Museum and Roosevelt Island Tramway are featured in the video above.

From the smallest buildings to the most extraordinary landmarks, to the City’s diverse neighborhoods, the New York Landmarks Conservancy preserves and protects the unique architectural heritage of the City we love.

The Conservancy is on the frontlines, giving New York’s preservation needs a voice, advocating for sensible development, providing financial assistance and technical expertise—all to ensure that the character of our City continues to enrich the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Photo credit: 1) From Left: Eric (a Conservancy intern) from Brooklyn; Amanda Schachter, AIA (SLO Architecture) – Huntington Free Library in the Bronx; and Valerie Jo Bradley – Co-founder & President of Save Harlem Now!  2) From Left: Carlo Scissura – New York Building Congress, Lisa Mangels-Schaefer & Adam Rinn – Coney Island Museum, and Suzy Jurist – SJI Associates.

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