SPOTLIGHT: The New York Preservation Archive Project

The New York Preservation Archive Project, a non-profit organization, is "... dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City." The use of public programming, oral histories, and its online preservation database help to share historical narratives and information regarding important figures, buildings, movements, and events within the field of preservation in NYC.

The use of public programming, oral histories, and its online preservation database help to share historical narratives and information regarding important figures, buildings, movements, and events within the field of preservation in NYC.

NYPAP's public programs are given in a variety of formats, including discussion panels, tours, presentations, and film screenings. Its recent public program "Preservation She Wrote" served not only as a means to see New York through the eyes of Jessica Fletcher, but a platform to discuss the changing public image of the preservation field (and, yes, the program was a lot of fun!).

To learn more about NYPAP and their upcoming events and view the oral histories, you can visit their website.

The New York Preservation Archive Project is among the Neighborhood Preservation Center's groups that has used the meeting space (for workshops, interviews, and event preparation) and was once among our virtual office groups. For the full list of groups, please visit our website.


A screening of this film was provided by NYPAP in October 2014.