SPOTLIGHT: NPC Resource Center

Most people know us for providing a physical place for nonprofits and individuals to gather, learn and collaborate, but there's another arm to NPC's support that helps those working to improve and protect our livable cities and neighborhoods. 
Since 1999, NPC's Resource Center has proven to be a valuable source of information for preservationists, researchers and the general public with an average of over 150,000 searches a year on our online databases alone. We are proud to be able to offer the following resources, both online and in-person, to help facilitate interest, participation and networking:
  • NYC Landmarks Designation Reports: a searchable online database containing the full collection of Designation Reports on New York City landmarked buildings and historic districts from 1965 to the present. Being only one (and first) of two online locations hosting these essential documents, the other being the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, this has become our most referenced online resource.
  • Resource Referrals: a one of a kind online database of nonprofits, community groups, government agencies and institutions that assists those trying to find who to contact in order to obtain advice and help on topics ranging from public spaces, cultural heritage, technical assistance and economic development.
  • Resource Center Library: a non-circulating library that can be searched through our online catalog. This unique collection holds a variety of out-of-print and rare titles on a wide range of subjects including adaptive reuse, nonprofit management, case studies, and general history.
  • Public Information Center: located in our reception area is a wall of brochures, newsletters and pamphlets of local, city and nationwide organizations available for all to take. We encourage everyone to help themselves to this information and also drop off their own to share with others during their next visit.
  • Public Inquiries: NPC also provides one-on-one assistance on building history and research inquiries from the public. We are happy to offer this specialized help through email, phone or in-person by appointment. 

With the help of our Resource Center, we strive to facilitate important conversations on livable cities and neighborhood improvement and welcome all who seek support with these important issues.

Your support is crucial in helping maintain and improve these resources. Please make a donation today!