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Avery Library Historic Preservation and Urban Planning

Collected by: Columbia University Libraries

Archived since: Jan, 2010

Description:

A collection of websites chosen by subject specialists from the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The collection's principal thematic focus is documenting the evolution of the built environment and public spaces through the interaction of historic preservation efforts and new development projects within urban planning debates, particularly in and around New York City.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Government - Cities Society & Culture Architecture Historic preservation City planning Parks Public spaces

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Title: Access Queens

URL: http://accessqueens.org/

Description: "Founded in May of 2015, Access Queens is a coalition of local New York City residents committed to sustaining vibrant, diverse communities. We know that the success and economic stability of our communities and our borough, depends on access to appropriate infrastructure that supports and enables Queens to thrive. As infrastructure goes hand in hand with responsible development, and as Queens continues to grow, we will advocate for the needs of our borough."

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Subject:   Transportation

Title: AeroFarms

URL: http://aerofarms.com/

Description: "AeroFarms is on a mission to transform agriculture by building and operating environmentally responsible farms throughout the world to enable local production at scale and nourish our communities with safe, nutritious, and delicious food."

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Subject:   Alternative agriculture Sustainable agriculture

Title: Alpine Meadows Ranch

URL: http://amrmontana.com/

Description: "Founded in 1909, University Heights and Community and Orchards were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a retreat in the Bitterroot Valley for university professors. What remains today is Alpine Meadows Ranch."

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Subject:   Historic preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development

URL: http://anhd.org/

Description: "The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) is the umbrella organization of 100 non-profit affordable housing and economic development groups, serving low- and moderate income residents in all five boroughs of New York City. Since its founding in 1974, ANHD has been key in making NYC’s community development sector among the most effective in the US, providing comprehensive training, robust capacity-building and apprenticeship programs, and high-impact policy research. In the past 25 years, ANHD’s non-profit members have built over 120,000 units of affordable housing in our city’s most distressed neighborhoods."

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Title: Trust for Architectural Easements : preserving historic neighborhoods

URL: http://architecturaltrust.org/

Description: The mission of the Trust for Architectural Easements is to preserve America’s architectural heritage. We accomplish this mission primarily through the acceptance and stewardship of historic preservation easements.

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Subject:   Historic preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Guastavino.net

URL: http://architecture.mit.edu/class/guastavino/

Description: Documentation of the works, both extant and demolished, of the Guastavino Company in the Boston area.

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Subject:   Architecture--History--19th century Architecture--History--20th century R. Guastavino Company Guastavino, Rafael, 1872-1950 Guastavino, Rafael, 1842-1908

Title: Francis Little House

URL: http://archive.artsmia.org/unified-vision/architectural-tour/little-1.cfm

Description: Entry in the Minneapolis Institute of Art's web exhibition "Unified vision--the architecture and design of the Prairie School" for Frank Lloyd Wright's Francis Little House (1913-1915), a Prairie-School style residence located in Deephaven, Minnesota until it was razed in 1972, with some of its interiors transferred to museums.

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Subject:   Prairie school (Architecture) Historic buildings Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Title: Architectural League of New York

URL: http://archleague.org/

Description: "The mission of the Architectural League is to advance the art of architecture. The League carries out its mission by promoting excellence and innovation, and by fostering community and discussion in an independent forum for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines."

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Subject:   Architecture City planning

Title: Art Deco Society of New York

URL: http://artdeco.org/

Description: Society to foster public appreciation and understanding and support the preservation of Art Deco works in New York City.

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Subject:   Art deco (Architecture) Historic preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Astor Place

URL: http://astorplace.nyc/

Description: "As a 501(c)3 non-profit Business Improvement District covering 44 blocks of central Greenwich Village, the Village Alliance works with area property owners, businesses, residents, cultural and academic institutions to ensure the district continues to grow and succeed. Our mission is to enhance the neighborhood’s quality-of-life by creating a cleaner, safer, greener and more enjoyable environment for all who live in, work in and visit Greenwich Village."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: AA LDC, Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

URL: http://atlanticave.org/

Description: "The mission of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment on Atlantic Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York, from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront and the surrounding community."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Atlantic Yards report, Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Watch

URL: http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/

Description: "This watchdog blog, written by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about Forest City Ratner's planned $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project, to build the Barclays Center basketball arena and 16 high-rise buildings at a crucial site in Brooklyn." Succeeds the author's previous blog on this topic called Times Ratner report.

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Subject:   Atlantic Yards (Project) Economic development projects City planning Land use Basketball arenas Forest City Ratner Companies

Title: A walk in the park, Walk in the park

URL: http://awalkintheparknyc.blogspot.com/

Description: "A news and information resource dedicated to transparency, accountability, community-based planning & consultation, and the health and public safety of visitors and employees in New York City's public park and recreation system."

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Subject:   Parks

Title: BAMRA, Bleecker Area Merchants' and Residents' Association

URL: http://bamranyc.org/

Description: "BAMRA was formed in 1992 to serve the residents and merchants from Houston Street to West Third Street and from Mercer Street to Avenue of the Americas. An all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, we provide a wide range of services and support for our neighbors and businesses."

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Subject:   Neighborhood planning Community development

Title: Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District

URL: http://bedstuybid.org/

Description: "The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, located in central Brooklyn, is one of Brooklyn's most prominent commercial and cultural focal points. We represent a growing, eclectic community of entrepreneurs, nonprofit and arts organizations, families, artists, advocates who are proud to call Bedford-Stuyvesant--home. Since 2009, we have partnered with our neighbors and stakeholders to enrich our community through economic development while promoting our cultural diversity."

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Subject:   Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Atlanta BeltLine

URL: http://beltline.org/

Description: "The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other."

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Subject:   Transportation Trails City planning Sustainable development Parks

Title: BLDG 92 : Brooklyn Navy Yard Center

URL: http://bldg92.org/

Description: "The mission of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 is to celebrate the Navy Yard's past, present and future, and to promote the role the Yard and its tenants play as an engine for job creation and sustainable urban industrial growth."

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Subject:   Economic development Industrial sites

Title: Boerum Hill Association

URL: http://boerumhillassociation.org/

Description: Volunteer organization of residents who seek to preserve and enhance the unique qualities of their neighborhood through advocacy, education and community building.

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Subject:   Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Historic preservation

Title: Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority, Battery Park City Authority

URL: http://bpca.ny.gov/

Description: "The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State Public benefit corporation created by the New York State Legislature in 1968, whose mission is to plan, create, co-ordinate and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on Manhattan's lower west side."

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Subject:   City planning

Title: BQ Green, BQGreen

URL: http://bqgreen.org/

Description: "BQGreen will create a 'park out of thin air' by extending a concrete platform over a portion of the BQE expressway that runs below the street level in Williamsburg, Brooklyn between S. Third and S. Fifth Streets. BQGreen will integrate Marcy Green and Rodney Park, two existing parks which currently are adjacent to the expressway. The design for the new park calls for 3.5-acres of open space with a flower garden, a playground, a baseball diamond, barbecues, grassy and wooded areas, an indoor pool and a water play zone."

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Subject:   City planning Parks

Title: Bronx County Historical Society

URL: http://bronxhistoricalsociety.org/

Description: "The Bronx County Historical Society, founded in 1955, is a private, non-profit, educational and cultural institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The BCHS, the historical agency for The Bronx, a county of New York State and a borough of the city of New York, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, documentation and interpretation of the history of The Bronx and lower Westchester County from its earliest historical references in the 17th century through the present."

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Subject:   Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Brooklyn Heights blog : dispatches from America's first suburb

URL: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/

Description: Blog about Brooklyn Heights neighborhood news, by John Loscalzo (under pen name, "Homer Fink").

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Subject:   Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance

URL: http://brooklynhpa.com/

Description: "The Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance is non-profit organization of local residents committed to preserving the residential zoning of homes from illegal conversions by educating the community."

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Subject:   Housing Historic districts--Conservation and restoration

Title: Brooklyn views : ideas about the proposed Atlantic Yards project in Prospect Heights

URL: http://brooklynviews.blogspot.com/

Description: Blog active from 2005-2007 discussing the plans for the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, New York.

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Subject:   Atlantic Yards (Project) Land use City planning

Title: Bryant Park

URL: http://bryantpark.org/

Description: "The ongoing mission of the BPC is: to create a rich and dynamic visual, cultural and intellectual outdoor experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike; to enhance the real estate values of its neighbors by continuously improving the park; to burnish the park's status as a prime NYC tourist destination by presenting a meticulously maintained venue for free entertainment events; and to help prevent crime and disorder in the park by attracting thousands of patrons, at all hours, thus fostering a safe environment."

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Subject:   Bryant Park (New York, N.Y.) Parks

Title: Bushwiki

URL: http://bushwick-studio.wikispaces.com/

Description: "The Bushwiki is a pool of resources and information on the historic Bushwick Avenue community in Brooklyn, NY. It was created by a group of graduate students in the Columbia University Historic Preservation 2011 Spring Studio with the goal of highlighting Bushwick's history and community."

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Subject:   Bushwick (New York, N.Y.) Historic preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Corona East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society

URL: http://ceehps.org/

Description: Mission: "to build a lasting model of community empowerment that will: preserve historical data and buildings, protect the findings, promote a speaker’s bureau and research the historical and sociological origins of the communities."

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Subject:   Historic preservation Historic districts--Conservation and restoration

Title: City Lore

URL: http://citylore.org/

Description: Founded in 1986, City Lore's mission is to foster New York City--and America's--living cultural heritage through education and public programs. We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. We work in four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions."

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Subject:   Public art

Title: CIVITAS: working for quality in urban life

URL: http://civitasnyc.org/live/

Description: "The mission of CIVITAS is to foster, mobilize, and coordinate civic concern in the waterfront communities of Manhattan’s Upper East Side and East Harlem. To that end, CIVITAS seeks to promote, preserve and protect existing residential neighborhoods that are lively and livable."

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Title: Clinton Community Garden

URL: http://clintongarden.org/

Description: "Our garden is located at 434 West 48th Street in Manhattan between 9th and 10th avenues. The garden was created in 1978 by Hell's Kitchen residents who cleared out the rubble from a long-vacant lot and began planting it with flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables."

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Subject:   Community gardens Neighborhood planning

Title: Center for New York City Neighborhoods

URL: http://cnycn.org/

Description: "We promote and protect affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families can build strong, thriving communities."

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Subject:   Housing Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Cobble Hill Association

URL: http://cobblehill.nyc/

Description: "Since 1958, the Cobble Hill Association has been a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of life in this unique urban neighborhood. The CHA sponsors social and cultural events, including the concerts in the park and the Halloween parade, and serves as a vigorous advocate for Cobble Hill with elected officials, city agencies, real estate developers, public and private institutions, and others."

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Subject:   Cobble Hill (New York, N.Y.) Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Cobble Hill Association

URL: http://cobblehillassociation.blogspot.com/

Description: "Since 1958, the Cobble Hill Association has been a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the quality of life in this unique urban neighborhood. The CHA sponsors social and cultural events, including the concerts in the park and the Halloween parade, and serves as a vigorous advocate for Cobble Hill with elected officials, city agencies, real estate developers, public and private institutions, and others."

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Subject:   Cobble Hill (New York, N.Y.) Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District

URL: http://columbusamsterdambid.org/

Description: "The Columbus/Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID) was created to increase commercial activity and create a more vital and active business center along Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues from W. 96 Street to W. 110 Street by providing services and initiating capital improvements to make the neighborhood cleaner, safer and more prosperous."

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Subject:   Economic development Neighborhood planning

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, Community Christian Church

URL: http://community-christian.org/flw/

Description: "In April, 1940, Frank Lloyd Wright, world renowned architect, was commissioned to design the new building for Community Christian Church after fire destroyed the original building on Linwood."

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Subject:   Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic preservation

Title: Roosevelt Island Campus Project, Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Construction Project

URL: http://construction.tech.cornell.edu/

Description: "The Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island will be an innovative, sustainable academic campus made up of a combination of state of the art academic space, executive education center/hotel, housing for faculty, students, and staff, and publicly accessible open space."

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Subject:   College campuses Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Cooper Square Committee

URL: http://coopersquare.org/

Description: The Cooper Square Committee’s mission is to work with area residents to contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/ cultural spaces so that the Cooper Square area remains racially, economically and culturally diverse."

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Subject:   Cooper Square (New York, N.Y.) Community development Housing

Title: Crow Hill Community Association

URL: http://crowhillcommunity.org/

Description: "Crow Hill Community Association (CHCA) is a community organization with the mission of providing leadership, guidance, and assistance to the residents and merchants of Crow Hill, working collectively to resolve issues facing our community."

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Subject:   Neighborhood planning Historic districts--Conservation and restoration

Title: Zimmerman House

URL: http://currier.org/collections/zimmerman-house/

Description: The Isadore J. and Lucille Zimmerman House (1950) was designed by one of the world’s greatest modern architects, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Wright designed the house, the interiors, all the furniture, the gardens and even the mailbox. In 1979 the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places ... The Zimmerman House is a work of art. The only Wright home open to the public in New England, it is also one of only a few Wright buildings owned and operated by an art museum."

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Subject:   Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic house museums Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Title: David & Gladys Wright House

URL: http://davidwrighthouse.org/

Description: "In 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys on 10 acres in the middle of citrus groves at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. The design elevated the home in the form of a spiral rising from the desert floor, converting the treetops into the lawn and revealing 360° views of the mountains forming the valley. Mr. Wright title of the plans “How to Live in the Southwest.” Completed in 1952, the David Wright House is one of three spiral designs realized by Mr. Wright and the precursor to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The house is regarded as Mr. Wright's last residential masterpiece."

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Subject:   David and Gladys Wright House (Phoenix, Ariz.) Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Historic house museums Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn

URL: http://dddb.net/

Description: Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn is a coalition of community organizations opposed to the Atlantic Yards development project in Brooklyn, New York proposed by Forest City Ratner Companies.

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Subject:   Atlantic Yards (Project) City planning Land use

Title: Defenders of the Historic Upper East Side

URL: http://defenders-hues.org/

Description: "Defenders of the Historic Upper East Side is a preservation advocacy group founded in 2003 and dedicated to preserving and protecting the Upper East Side historic character. The great array of architectural styles, from 19th century brownstone rowhouses to distinguished early 20th century apartment buildings make our neighborhood some of the most expensive and desirable real estate in the world and a magnet for intense development pressure. Misguided, well-funded development projects, seeking to enrich the few at the expense of the larger community, will always assault us."

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Subject:   Neighborhood planning Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic preservation

Title: DeKalb Market Hall

URL: http://dekalbmarkethall.com/

Description: "Showcasing 40 vendors who reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough, DeKalb Market Hall is raising Brooklyn’s profile as a hub of innovative cooking and dining experiences."

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Subject:   Food courts Economic development

Title: Ditmas Park Association

URL: http://ditmas-park.info/

Description: "The Ditmas Park Association was founded in 1908 and is said to be one of the oldest homeowner associations in the country. In 1981, Ditmas Park was designated an historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission."

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Subject:   Historic districts Ditmas Park (New York, N.Y.) Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society

URL: http://dlnhs.org/

Description: "It is the objective and purpose of the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society, Inc. to publicize, preserve, and protect the historical significance of the towns of Douglaston and Little Neck, adjacent nature preserves, and those other sections or buildings of the two towns worthy of preservation through the collection, research, and dissemination of historical information to the public."

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Subject:   Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic districts--Conservation and restoration

Title: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

URL: http://downtownbrooklyn.com/

Description: "The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination."

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Subject:   Neighborhood planning Community development

Title: Dutch Kills Civic Association

URL: http://dutchkillscivic.com/

Description: "The Dutch Kills Civic Organization was organized in 1979 to promote a greater awareness of the community to elected officials and city agencies.The Association’s goal is to assist all segments of the community and to induce cooperation between business and residents."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: East Harlem Preservation

URL: http://eastharlempreservation.org/

Description: "East Harlem Preservation, Inc. (EHP) is a volunteer-driven, non-commercial, 501(c)3 advocacy organization founded in 2005 to promote and preserve the neighborhood’s history and diversity. EHP seeks to empower underserved low-income, and working families in East Harlem/El Barrio and surrounding areas by providing free and unfiltered local news and information about local programs and upcoming events through our popular social media accounts, website, and monthly newsletter."

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Subject:   Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Neighborhood planning Community development

Title: Elizabeth Street Garden

URL: http://elizabethstreetgarden.org/

Description: "Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden remains 100% committed to our mission to preserve Elizabeth Street Garden as a unique public green, open space and New York City Park."

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Subject:   Community gardens Neighborhood planning Parks

Title: Essex Crossing

URL: http://essexcrossingnyc.com/

Description: "In the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan lies Essex Crossing, an unprecedented development comprising 1.9 million square feet of residential, commercial, and community space. The nine sites on six acres, commonly known as the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area (SPEURA), have sat mostly vacant since 1967 and represent one of the most significant urban renewal developments in the history of New York City. Phased construction is expected to begin in the late Spring/ early Summer of 2015 and to be completed by 2024."

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Subject:   Real estate development Land use

Title: East Village Community Coalition

URL: http://evccnyc.org/

Description: "The East Village Community Coalition works to recognize, support, and sustain the built and cultural character of the East Village. This character includes a diverse population; low-rise, human scale blocks and affordable buildings with historic and architectural significance; a multitude of community gardens; indigenous stores and businesses; and the neighborhood’s history and ongoing tradition as a haven for those seeking freedom to express artistic, creative, and social concerns."

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Subject:   Neighborhood planning Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic preservation

Title: East Village Parks Conservancy

URL: http://evpcnyc.org/

Description: "The East Village Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, community-based organization of volunteers who are committed to the care, restoration and expansion of East Village public parkland. Building upon our rich, local heritage of diversity and community activism, and working in partnership with governmental agencies and like-minded community organizations and businesses, we work to ensure that our green spaces survive and prosper."

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Subject:   Parks

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

URL: http://flwright.org/

Description: "The mission of the Trust is to engage, educate and inspire the public through architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and to preserve the Trust's historic sites and collections."

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Subject:   Historic sites--Conservation and restoration Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Title: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy

URL: http://fmcpc.org/

Description: "Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy in Flushing, New York, is a park conservancy organization working to make our namesake park more productive and enjoyable. Our park offers a diversity of activities including baseball, cricket, soccer, swimming, model airplane flying, USTA tennis, kite flying, fishing, and kayaking. It also offers a science museum, an art museum, a zoo, a recreation center, and various youth educational programs."

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Subject:   Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.) Parks

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright sites

URL: http://franklloydwrightsites.com/

Description: "This website was created to give fellow Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts an online guide to learning about and visiting the homes and buildings he designed and some of the notable designs of FLW apprentices."

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Subject:   Historic buildings Historic preservation Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Title: Freshkills Park Alliance

URL: http://freshkillspark.org/

Description: "The Freshkills Park Alliance supports the transformation of the Fresh Kills Landfill into an extraordinary 2,200 acre urban park that will be a model for sustainable waterfront land reclamation, a source of pride for Staten Island and New York City, and a gift of open space for generations to come."

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Subject:   Parks

Title: Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, FROGG

URL: http://froggbrooklyn.org/

Description: "Purpose and Guiding Principles: Work towards an eco-safe and healthy Gowanus Canal corridor and watershed including restoration of the natural environment; Save and protect its industrial heritage and support its innovative and creative future; and Maintain an organization that affords communication opportunities to the community at large."

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Subject:   Environmental quality Neighborhood planning Community development Canals Gowanus Canal (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Gardens Rising

URL: http://gardensrising.org/

Description: "Gardens Rising is a community-based environmental project to reduce stormwater flooding on the Lower East Side by building green infrastructure in our community gardens."

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Subject:   Stormwater inflitration Neighborhood planning Community gardens

Title: Garment District NYC

URL: http://garmentdistrict.nyc/

Description: "We serve New York’s storied Garment District, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Working in partnership with local building owners and businesses, we improve the quality of life and economic vitality in this authentic New York neighborhood. The Garment District Alliance, formerly the Fashion Center BID, is a not-for-profit corporation, established in 1993."

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Subject:   Economic development Neighborhood planning

Title: Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

URL: http://gcefund.org/

Description: "The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) is a joint program of the New York State Office of the Attorney General and Department of Environmental Conservation. The GCEF program is an environmental grant program created by the State of New York with monies obtained through a settlement with ExxonMobil over its Greenpoint oil spill."

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Subject:   Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Community development--Environmental aspects Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Global Heritage Fund

URL: http://globalheritagefund.org/

Description: "Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a non-profit International Conservancy established in 2002 in Palo Alto, California, with the mission to save the earth's most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries through scientific excellence and community involvement."

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Subject:   Historic preservation Cultural property--Protection World Heritage areas

Title: Gramercy Neighborhood Associates

URL: http://gnaonline.org/

Description: "Since 1912, Gramercy Neighborhood Associates has been dedicated to making Gramercy Park one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods to both live and work. We are committed to preserving the neighborhood’s historic character and significance while helping to foster its future growth by building a sense of community and collaborating with the city on issues that impact the quality of lives of our neighbors."

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Subject:   Neighborhood planning Gramercy Park (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Gowanus by Design

URL: http://gowanusbydesign.org/

Description: "As a reaction to significant community concerns with the planning process in the Brooklyn neighborhoods around the Gowanus Canal, Gowanus By Design uses the web as a vehicle to propose design solutions and comment on the ongoing clean up and development proposals."

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Subject:   Urban renewal Neighborhood planning Community development Canals Gowanus Canal (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

URL: http://gowright.org/

Description: Not-for-profit organization that preserves Wright's home and studio in Oak Park as well as his Robie house in Chicago. Succeeded by: http://www.flwright.org/

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Subject:   Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic sites--Conservation and restoration

Title: Grand Street Business Improvement District

URL: http://grandstreetbk.org/

Description: "The Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit economic and community development organization serving Grand Street and its businesses from Union to Bushwick Avenues in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The mission of the Grand Street BID is to create a vibrant commercial district and improve the quality of life for the community. Its principal activities include supplemental sidewalk cleaning, graffiti removal, the promotion and marketing of local businesses and community activities in order to provide a clean, safe and inviting district, making it a great place to live, work and shop."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Graycliff : Wright on the lake

URL: http://graycliffestate.org/

Description: "The non-profit Graycliff Conservancy was founded in 1997 specifically to acquire, preserve, and restore the Graycliff Estate."

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Subject:   Graycliff (Derby, N.Y.) Isabelle R. Martin House (Derby, N.Y.) Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic house museums Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Title: Greenacre Park

URL: http://greenacrepark.org/

Description: Greenacre Park is a pocket park located at 217 E. 51st St in Manhattan (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue).

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Subject:   Greenacre Park (New York, N.Y.) Parks

Title: Green Home NYC, GreenHomeNYC

URL: http://greenhomenyc.org/

Description: "A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC’s mission is to promote an energy efficient and sustainable built environment and to support green professional development in New York City. The organization provides sustainability information to the general public and technical education to advance sustainability careers through a diverse array of programming, events, peer-to-peer mentoring and networking opportunities."

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Subject:   Sustainable architecture Sustainable development

Title: Greenpoint Chamber

URL: http://greenpointchamber.com/

Description: "Our mission is to unite and advocate for the varied businesses of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick around the shared goal of improving the community's commercial landscape and stimulating the local economy."

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Subject:   Community development Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)

Title: GWAPP, Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning

URL: http://gwapp.org/

Description: "The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) is a coalition of over 40 community organizations dedicated to education and outreach on issues affecting the environment, waterfront and neighborhoods of North Brooklyn."

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Subject:   Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.) Planning Historic districts--Conservation and restoration

Title: Hanna House

URL: http://hannahousetours.stanford.edu/

Description: "Hanna House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 for Stanford Professor Paul Hanna and his wife, Jean, specialists in childhood education. Wright had become interested in designing elegant and affordable homes for the American middle class to create a more harmonious, enlightened society. The long-term collaboration between the Hannas and Wright resulted in an unprecedented design: a house based on hexagonal geometry, with no right angles in the floor plan."

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Subject:   Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Paul R. Hanna House (Stanford, Calif.) Historic house museums Historic preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Title: Historic Districts Council

URL: http://hdc.org/

Description: New York City historic preservation organization that advises community groups seeking historic designation for their neighborhoods.

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Subject:   Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Historic preservation

Title: Fort Greene Association

URL: http://historicfortgreene.org/

Description: Community organization for the Fort Greene historic district in Brooklyn, New York.

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Subject:   Historic districts--Conservation and restoration City planning

Title: Hollyhock House

URL: http://hollyhockhouse.net/

Description: "Hollyhock House is a National Historic Landmark located in Barnsdall Park in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, and built in 1919-1921. The House is currently under the aegis of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs."

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Subject:   Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Los Angeles (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc. Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Historic preservation

Title: Hudson Yards Development Corporation

URL: http://hydc.org/

Description: Hudson Yards Development Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2005 by the City of New York to assist with the implementation of the Hudson Yards development program in Manhattan.

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Subject:   City planning Economic development projects

Title: Move NY, MoveNY

URL: http://iheartmoveny.org/

Description: "Move NY is a region-wide grassroots campaign that seeks to build support for a master transportation plan for the New York metropolitan area. Our mission is to bring faster, safer, fairer transportation to all New Yorkers -- drivers, riders, cyclists, and pedestrians alike."

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Subject:   Transportation Toll roads Toll bridges Transportation--Fares

Title: Industry City

URL: http://industrycity.com/

Description: "Industry City is an innovation ecosystem that serves to benefit its tenants and the wider community. Its 35 acres is located on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn."

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Subject:   Economic development Industrial sites

Title: Inhabitat

URL: http://inhabitat.com/

Description: "Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future."

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Subject:   Sustainable architecture Sustainable design

Title: Jackson Heights Green Alliance

URL: http://jhgreen.org/

Description: "The Jackson Heights Green Alliance (JHGA) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that advocates for increased open space in Jackson Heights, New York. Founded in 2007 by a group of residents concerned about the lack of park space in the neighborhood, the JHGA has since launched several initiatives, including the 78th Street Play Street, the Grow-A-Park campaign, and created the 78th Street Public Plaza."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Kentuck Knob

URL: http://kentuckknob.com/

Description: Website for Kentuck Knob, house in Western Pennsylvania designed by Frank Lloyd Wright House for Bernardine and I.N. Hagan and completed by 1956.

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Subject:   Kentuck Knob (Pa.) Usonian houses Historic house museums Historic preservation Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Title: La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez Community Garden

URL: http://laplazacultural.com/

Description: "La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez Community Garden was founded in 1976 by local residents and greening activists who took over what were then a series of vacant city lots piled high with rubble and trash. In an effort to improve the neighborhood during a downward trend of arson, drugs, and abandonment common in that era, members of the Latino group CHARAS cleared out truckloads of refuse...In 2003 La Plaza was renamed in memory of Armando Perez, a CHARAS founder and former District Leader of the Lower East Side who was killed in 1999."

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Subject:   Community gardens Neighborhood planning

Title: Lower East Side

URL: http://les.nyc/

Description: "The Partnership’s mission is to enhance the unique and diverse character of the Lower East Side by improving overall quality of life and supporting the continued growth and vitality of the local economy."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Long Island City Cultural Alliance

URL: http://licca.org/

Description: "The Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) is an alliance of leading arts and cultural organizations in and around Long Island City, Queens, including: American Folk Art Museum Annex; The Chocolate Factory Theater; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs; Flux Factory; Fisher Landau Center for Art; Materials for the Arts; MoMA PS1; Museum of the Moving Image; The Noguchi Museum; SculptureCenter; Socrates Sculpture Park; Thalia Spanish Theatre. Founded in 2001, LICCA bands together Long Island City’s pioneering arts institutions through innovative and inclusive collaboration, pooling resources in marketing, community outreach, and public relations."

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Subject:   Economic development Neighborhood planning

Title: Sustainable Urbanism International

URL: http://lv5.sustainurban.org/

Description: "Sustainable Urbanism International is a research and design initiative committed to the conservation of cultural heritage, and developing strategies for promoting culturally and environmentally sensitive strategies for urban development. SUI was established as a non-profit NGO in Bangalore in 2003 and is also a research unit at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University in New York."

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Subject:   Sustainable urban development

Title: Manhattan West

URL: http://manhattanwestnyc.com/

Description: Official site from developer Brookfield Property Partners for "Manhattan West" development.

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Subject:   Real estate development

Title: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy

URL: http://mcpc.org/

Description: "Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy in Flushing, New York, is a park conservancy organization working to make our namesake park more productive and enjoyable. Our park offers a diversity of activities including baseball, cricket, soccer, swimming, model airplane flying, USTA tennis, kite flying, fishing, and kayaking. It also offers a science museum, an art museum, a zoo, a recreation center, and various youth educational programs."

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Subject:   Parks Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.)

Title: Merchant's House Museum

URL: http://merchantshouse.org/

Description: "Considered one of the finest surviving examples of architecture from the period, the Merchant’s House has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark (one of only 2,400) and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In New York City, it has been awarded landmark status not only for its 1832 late-Federal brick exterior but also for its Greek revival interior rooms. Of note, the House was among the first 20 buildings designated in 1965 under the City’s new landmarks law. It is the only historic house museum in the Greenwich Village/Soho/NoHo neighborhoods and celebrated 80 years as a museum in 2016."

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Subject:   Historic house museums Historic preservation

Title: MDC, Midwood Development Corporation

URL: http://middev.org/

Description: "Our Mission: To provide human services and supports that improve the lives of people living in our community [Midwood, Brooklyn] while fostering an inclusive and vibrant commercial district."

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Subject:   Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Midwood Park Association

URL: http://midwoodpark.org/

Description: "The Midwood Park Association, founded in 1908 and was recently awarded historic district designation for the neighborhood."

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Subject:   Midwood (New York, N.Y.) Community development Neighborhood planning

Title: Historic Morningside Heights

URL: http://morningsideheights.org/

Description: "Morningside Heights has a rich history which is embodied in its buildings, green spaces and streetscapes. These elements contribute to a sense of place and certain expectations about our quality of life, and proportions of residential and commercial use. Protecting these attributes along with our social, and architectural history is the goal of the Morningside Heights Historic District Committee. To achieve this end we are seeking a historic designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission."

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Subject:   Morningside Heights (New York, N.Y.) Historic preservation Historic districts--Conservation and restoration Neighborhood planning

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