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Read more about our work, impact, and upcoming projects in our  What We Do section, and please reach out with any questions or suggestions for projects we can support at  info@ascendant.nyc. Thank you for helping us to build homes and raise up communities in NYC.

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LEH September News Blast
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the award of a $12K grant from Preservation League of New York State! As the fiscal sponsor for the Landmark East Harlem coalition, Ascendant Neighborhood Development applied for a grant to fund a reconnaissance level survey of historic resources in the northern portion of East Harlem.
May is Preservation Month
Landmark East Harlem is kicking off Preservation Month in style. Don't miss our LEH Community Conversation this Wednesday, May 4th, and our East & Central Harlem Jane's Walk Tour Sunday, May 8th. Give your design input on the new Cicely Tyson mural that will be installed on Cicely Tyson's childhood home. Details inside!
In the fall of 2014, Joanna Delson, Executive Vice President of CIVITAS Citizens, Inc., Marina Ortiz, President of East Harlem Preservation (EHP), and Connie Lee, the then-President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, met at a CIVITAS co-sponsored session at the National Academy of Design, titled Historic Preservation and the Park Avenue Historic District. Here they discovered a shared interest in historic preservation in East Harlem.

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