Well, they may not be the most popular historic sites in the city—after all, not everyone can be the Brooklyn Public Library, Congregation Beth Elohim, the New York Botanical Garden, or the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum—but 16 other historic sites will still get some c-notes through the Partners in Preservation program.
Last month, the program doled out $905,000 to the four historic sites that best caught the public’s imagination, winning the most popular votes in a battle that spanned five boroughs and 40 sites.
Today, another $2.1 million in grants was awarded for 16 preservation projects selected by an advisory committee and preservation leaders.
In a competition for preservation cash, four historic sites have proved themselves most beloved—at least among the social media savvy—netting the most popular votes in a battle that spanned five boroughs and 40 historic sites.
Two of the winners—the Brooklyn Public Library and Congregation Beth Elohim—are in Park Slope, which is quite a coup, especially coming on the heels of the much-expanded historic district, for the neighborhood that everyone loves to hate.
It’s the battle of the brownstones, balustrades and bulkheads!
Forty New York City landmarks across all five boroughs are vying for a $3 million prize courtesy the American Express Foundation. From today through May 21, anyone can visit Parnters in Preservation and vote for sites ranging from the Coney Island carousel to the Lower East Side’s Tenement Museum to the Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx.