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Landmarks Commission Acts On Backlog Properties

(New York, NY) – At a public meeting today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) made determinations on properties that were calendared prior to 2010 and were not acted upon, marking a significant milestone in LPC’s Backlog Initiative. The decisions are based upon extensive outreach and research by the Commission. Thirty sites that

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East Harlem Preservation efforts

Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, two legendary Latin musicians, may not have had superpowers, but an artist from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, plans to tap the popularity of comic book heroes to celebrate the significance of these and other figures in the cultural history of East Harlem. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, an artist specializing in comic-book-style graphics, is working

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Crossroads of Demolition

The Renaissance Theater and Casino in Harlem has been vacant for more than 30 years. The doors and arched Palladian windows are covered in warped sheets of wood. The tapestry brick on the squat, blocklong two-story building is loose, and many of the mosaic tiles inspired by architecture in North Africa have fallen away. Tree