‘Preservation Oscars’ for N.Y. landmarks

Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn.
Photo by Trix Rosen

Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Central Park Police Precinct, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Rod Rodgers & Duo Multicultural Arts Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory are among the recipients that will be recognized at the April 25 ceremony at the New-York Historical Society.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy announced the winners of the 22nd Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards recently.

The coveted awards, called the “Preservation Oscars,” are named after dedicated New Yorker Lucy G. Moses. They recognize individual leadership and outstanding preservation work. This work provides jobs, promotes tourism, maintains beloved institutions and protects the character of the City.

John Belle, founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, will receive the Preservation Leadership Award for his role as one of the country’s leading preservation architects.

New York City Council Members, Brad Lander and Steve Levin will receive the Public Leadership Award for facing down opposition and voting on the merits to affirm the designation of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District in Brooklyn.

Central Park Police Precinct.
Photo by Peter Mauss

The Lucy G. Moses Award project recipients are:

·58 Hicks Street, Brooklyn

·Banner Building, 648 Broadway

·Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn

·Central Park Police Precinct

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory.
Photo by Ty Cole

·New York City Center

·Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Harlem

·New-York Historical Society

·Newtown High School, Queens

·Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx

Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

·Rod Rodgers & Duo Multicultural Arts Center, 62 East Fourth Street

·St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory

·TWA Terminal, Queens

“The awards are a celebration of outstanding restoration projects throughout the city as well as some extraordinary individuals,” said Peg Breen, president of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “The awards are a perfect reminder that preservation creates local jobs and encourages tourism. It’s a joyous evening as we salute great work and great people.”

Rod Rodgers & Duo Multicultural Arts Center.

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