LEH News Updates

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.
This month is Black History Month. In this blast we reveal a new Cicely Tyson interactive storymap, updates to our Cicely mural campaign, and revisit the Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District one year after LPC's historic designation.
This month we explore a historic East Harlem Firehouse, a new Cicely Tyson mural campaign, and remember MLK Jr.'s harrowing Harlem incident and the Harlem doctors who saved his life.
As we come to the end of another challenging pandemic year, we thought you might enjoy a reminder of some of the gorgeous East Harlem historic structures that have stood the test of time. Click the photos to learn more about these neighborhood treasures!
This week, as we enjoy a time-honored Thanksgiving holiday where our nation gives thanks for the colonizing efforts of Europeans to create our current America, we should pause to reflect on and honor the remarkable, original stewards of this land we call home. Indigenous history is this land’s foundation, and we have a lot to learn from indigenous peoples’ past and present stewardship of our beloved landscapes.
With October 15th marking the end to Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought we would spotlight an impressive NYC Landmark that has beautiful and deeply rooted ties to the Hispanic community of East Harlem. Designated as an Individual Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1996, 1674 Lexington Avenue currently houses the Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center, but first began its life as Public School 72.
Saint Cecilia’s Church, built from 1883-87, is located at 120 East 106th Street in the section of East Harlem known as “El Barrio,” between Lexington and Park Avenues. The church was one of the first religious institutions built in the area. The building’s function as a Roman Catholic Parish has been in continuous use since 1884.

LEH News Updates

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.
This month is Black History Month. In this blast we reveal a new Cicely Tyson interactive storymap, updates to our Cicely mural campaign, and revisit the Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District one year after LPC's historic designation.
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