The New York Preservation Archive Project’s Eleventh Annual Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit is taking place at the D&D Building on December 10th. The Archive is devoted to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City and bringing its stories to light through public programs, oral histories, and the creation of public access to information.
The breakfast will celebrate early New York preservationist Albert S. Bard with a lecture from Nathan Silver, author of Lost New York (newly revised and updated). This landmark book, first published in 1967 and updated in 2000, defined an era of fresh thinking about historic architecture meeting the wrecking ball. Mr. Silver will propose innovative ideas for conservation that transform threatened buildings and urban places.