Videos from New York Landmarks Conservancy
Tourist In Your Own Town: Van Cortlandt House Museum
The Van Cortlandt House Museum is the oldest remaining building in The Bronx, right in the middle of Van Cortlandt Park.
Tourist In Your Own Town: New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is one of the biggest libraries in the world, with its main branch located in Midtown Manhattan.
Tourist In Your Own Town: National Lighthouse Museum
The National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island is a new museum dedicated to the history of lighthouses.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy works in many directions on behalf of New York’s architectural heritage. Their programs show that hands-on help for building owners is key to successful preservation. By providing financial aid, education, and technical advice, the Conservancy contributes to the aesthetic rehabilitation of its much-loved older buildings and economic revitalization of the neighborhoods.
By supporting their programs, members join a group of concerned New Yorkers who value the contribution that historic buildings make to the economic and cultural well being of the city. New York Landmarks Conservancy depends on private contributions for almost 75 percent of their annual operating budget and every gift is very important. Participation also demonstrates to foundations, corporations, and lawmakers that there is a significant base of support for their historic preservation work.