Thanks so much to all of you who joined Tuesday night’s festive gathering of
the Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation in Everett Ortner’s extraordinary Park Slope brownstone (photo right). Now if that isn’t what preservation is all about, we don’t know what is! Anthony C. Wood, author of the new book Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks, was on hand to inspire us with the untold stories of heroes and heroines who fought to establish New York’s landmarks process – and why the fight must continue. For more information on this preservation must-have, click here.
Your generous contributions to CECPP are greatly appreciated. If you did
not have the opportunity to give on Tuesday, please take advantage of this
special offer: be among the first 5 people to email us a pledge of $150 or
more, and we’ll send you a copy of Tony Wood’s book (hot off the press!) as
thanks for your support of CECPP.
Email your pledge to firstname.lastname@example.org today!
And stay tuned to our blog at www.savelpc.org. In the meantime…
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Many New Yorkers ask us what they can do to restore public accountability to
the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Here is a simple but powerful step
you can take:
Tell your elected representative in the New York City Council how you feel
about saving NYC’s landmarks.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3:
1. Look up your Council Member’s name and District Office address on
the Council’s website: nyccouncil.info [Just enter your street address
and look at your Council Member's "Contact" info].
2. Write a personal letter to your Council Member at the District
Office on your own stationery. Use your Council Member’s first name and use
your own words. Convey your concern about the future of the Landmarks
Preservation Commission and ask for:
. A bigger budget and staff for the Commission so that they can keep
up with their tremendous workload
. Open public records and prompt Commission consideration of all
landmark designation requests
. City Council opposition to the Mayor’s nomination of Landmarks
Preservation Commissioners who are more interested in destroying landmarks
than preserving them.
3. Send CECPP a coy of your letter for our website. [If you request,
we will protect your identity.]
KEEP INFORMED-Visit our website regularly, www.savelpc.org.