Forty historic New York places representing all five boroughs have been named finalists competing for $3 million in grants through Partners in Preservation, a collaboration between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The preservation effort powered by social media will allow the public to vote online through May 21, 2012 for the preservation projects most important to them at www.PartnersinPreservation.com. Participants can vote once a day, every day, for the same site or for different sites. The top four vote-getters, to be announced May 22, are guaranteed to receive grants for their preservation projects. A Partners in Preservation advisory committee of community and preservation leaders, will select sites that will receive the rest of the $3 million in grants.
To encourage voting, a “Preservation Station” vehicle will travel around New York City throughout the voting period, giving New Yorkers the opportunity to get their photos taken against the backdrop of their favorite sites and have those pictures projected onto buildings. To find out where the “Preservation Station” will be, follow @PartnersinPres and @AmericanExpress on Twitter.
The 40 historic places in New York City competing for the $3 million in grants are:Alice Austen House Museum, Staten IslandApollo Theater, ManhattanAstoria Pool, QueensBartow-Pell Mansion Museum, BronxBrooklyn Public Library, Central Library, BrooklynBrown Memorial Baptist Church, BrooklynCaribbean Cultural Center, ManhattanCity Island Nautical Museum, BronxCleopatra’s Needle, ManhattanConey Island B&B Carousell, BrooklynCongregation Beth Elohim, BrooklynDuo Multicultural Arts Center, ManhattanEllis Island Hospital Complex, ManhattanErasmus Hall Campus, BrooklynFederal Hall National Memorial, ManhattanFlushing Town Hall, QueensGateway National Recreation Area, BrooklynGreenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center, BrooklynGuggenheim Museum, ManhattanHelen Hayes Theatre, ManhattanHenry Street Settlement, ManhattanHigh Line, ManhattanIntrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, ManhattanJapan Society, Inc., ManhattanJefferson Market Library, ManhattanLouis Armstrong House Museum, QueensLower East Side Tenement Museum, ManhattanMind-Builders Creative Arts Center, BronxMuseum of the City of New York, ManhattanNew York Botanical Garden, BronxOur Lady of Mount Carmel Society of Rosebank, Staten IslandQueens County Farm Museum, QueensRocket Thrower, QueensRossville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Staten IslandSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, ManhattanSt. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, ManhattanStaten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Staten IslandTug Pegasus & Waterfront Museum Barge, Brooklyneeksville Heritage Center, BrooklynWoodlawn Cemetery, Bronx