Various resources and materials about the city in transition, and the many attempts to define and preserve what is valuable.
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City’s architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them once they’re designated.
Municipal Art Society NYC
The Municipal Art Society is New York’s leading organization dedicated to creating a more livable city. For 120 years, MAS—a nonprofit membership organization—has been committed to promoting New York City’s economic vitality, cultural vibrancy, environmental sustainability and social diversity.
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
A personal blog by Jeremiah Moss documenting disappearing places and neighborhood transformations in the city.
Abandoned places and history from the five boroughs and beyond.
Community Tourism Online Guide
As opposed to mass market tourism, community tourism is organized by the stewards of their communities. These tours take visitors into areas not on the typical tourist map and connect them to local music, immigrant history, parks, waterways, architecture, cuisine, artists, murals, and one-of-a-kind stores.
Places connect us to the past, host community and cultural traditions, and keep local environments distinctive. City Lore and the Municipal Art Society founded the Place Matters project in 1998 to identify, promote, and protect such places in New York City.