Upcoming Programs/Events

219 Second Avenue, btw. E. 13th & E. 14th Sts
Doors open at 6pm/Screening at 7pm/Short program at 7:30pm
Free, but reservations are required.
To register, please call 212-988-8379 or email info@nypap.org.
*Food and drinks will be available for purchase

 

You are invited to a rare screening of Our Vanishing Legacy, the first prime-time broadcast advocating preservation efforts in New York City!

 

First aired on WCBS-TV on September 21, 1961, the short film looks at threats to the City's architectural heritage prior to the passage of the Landmarks Law in 1965, effectively arguing the need to enact legislation to protect significant buildings. The film explores what were then "unofficial" landmarks, including Carnegie Hall, which had been recently saved from demolition, the prospects for the adaptive reuse of the Jefferson Market Courthouse, and commercial threats to the architectural integrity of Grand Central Terminal. From a vandalized Old Merchant's House downtown to encroaching white brick apartment buildings uptown, this rarely-seen footage is remarkable to behold.   

 

Following the screening, Gordon Hyatt, the film's award-winning writer and producer, will answer questions and share reflections on the making of the film. Join us for an evening celebrating how far preservation has come in the past 50 years!  

 

Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project, the Neighborhood Preservation Center, Historic Districts Council, Preservation Alumni, and Pratt Historic Preservation Alumni.  

 

This program is part of NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law.   

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, November 8 at 11am
Starting place TBA

Free, but registration is encouraged.

To register, please call 212-228-2781 or email info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org
 

Our annual hunt takes clues from our past Peg-Leg Pete Bouwerie Tours as well as our newest edition - the 1940s & 50s - that will be made public on this day. Test your knowledge of history and the buildings within the footprint of what was once Peter Stuyvesant's farm.