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Landmark West!: Believe Me: The Lost Voice of Mary L. Booth

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Landmark West!

45 West 67th Street

New York, New York 10023

Believe Me: The Lost Voice of Mary L. Booth

March 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who was this woman who knew everyone who was anyone in the 19th century? Writer, translator, editor, abolitionist, suffragist, Mary Louise Booth touched the lives of thousands with her writing, but her story has been lost. She wrote the first History of the City of New York in 1859 and was instrumental in bringing the Statue of Liberty to New York. As the founding editor of Harper’s Bazar, where she reigned for 22 years, she was renowned and respected among her peers in the worlds of literature and publishing here and abroad. She counted among her friends Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. She was involved in promoting the first women’s infirmary and college for women doctors in the U.S., and was a member of the American Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art movement. Author Tricia Foley brings us the life of an extraordinary woman for any era.

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Ada Louise Huxtable’s New York

March 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

March 14, 2021 marks what would be Ada Louise Huxtable’s 100th birthday. Huxtable (1921-2013), a native New Yorker, was a pioneer in architectural criticism, and a champion of livable cities. As the first full-time architecture critic at a major American Newspaper (The New York Times created the position specifically for her in 1963), she won the first Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism in 1970 and helped redefine architecture for the public as “a very real and important art [because] it affects us all so directly.” Her writing on architecture, urban design, and planning helped bring those topics into the popular consciousness and encouraged New Yorkers to see the buildings around them as part of their lives. She championed “humanity of scale,” and buildings that were “integrated into life and use,” writing: “what counts more than style is whether architecture improves our experience of the built world; whether it makes us wonder why we never noticed places in quite this way before.” Huxtable helped us do exactly that. On this virtual tour of Huxtable’s New York, Lucie Levine shows us buildings she praised and those she decried, and consider her legacy as a writer, an urbanist, and a champion of the collective work of city-making. Co-hosted by the Historic Districts CouncilFriends of the Upper East SideLandmark West! and the New York Preservation Archive Project 

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I Heart Brownstones Series

Landmark West! has launched a new public education program series, “I Heart Brownstones”, focused on keeping NYC’s distinctive brownstone buildings safe, sound, and enduring features of our city’s streetscape.

In this quarterly live seminar series, experts in the fields of restoration and preservation share their extensive knowledge and answer questions on everything from restoring stoops to underpinning shared walls.  LANDMARK WEST! then makes this valuable information available free to the public on this webpage.

Feel free to download and share this information!

Link to I Heart Brownstone: https://www.landmarkwest.org/brownstone-series/

Since 1985, LANDMARK WEST!, an award-winning non-profit, has worked to achieve landmark status for individual buildings and historic districts on the Upper West Side and to protect them from insensitive change and demolition. We are the proud stewards of more than 3,200 designated architectural and cultural landmarks from 59th to 110th Streets, Central Park to Riverside Park. We are dedicated to building community and promoting awareness of our neighborhood’s special character

Link to Landmark West!: https://www.landmarkwest.org

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