March 20, 2018

The pictures tell the story.  The City of New York has stabilized the structure.  We look forward to the day when the litigation has run its course and we can start caring for this historic


February 14, 2018

What was once one of New York’s most polluted waterways has been transformed.  The Preservation League advocates for Staten Island's natural as well as its built environment.

February 12, 2018

Deny zoning variance and protect Richmondtown freshwater wetlands, PLSI tells city Board of Standards and Appeals.

Read the February 12, 2018 letter below: 

Honorable Margery Perlmutter, R.A. Esq 
New York City Board of Standards and Appeals 
250 Broadway, 29th Flo...

February 12, 2018

The Olmsted-Beil House, the one-time home of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park with Calvert Vaux sits in disrepair behind unwelcoming signs.

The city bought the house about 12 years ago.  It is now negotiating to buy an adjacent house and lot that would m...

February 5, 2018

The review panel of Staten Island Arts has awarded PLSI Board member Virginia N. Sherry with a 2018 Art Fund Grant from the city Department of Cultural Affairs to support her project, “Vanishing Historic Garages on Staten Island: Cultural and Architectural Significance...

February 5, 2018

ADVOCACY NEWS: On February 1, 2018, PLSI submitted a formal complaint to the Enforcement Department of the city Landmark Preservation Commission. The complaint noted the deteriorated state of the landmarked Physician's Residence on the campus of Bayley Seton Hospital i...

February 4, 2018

The controversial plan to build a BJ's wholesale Club and several other retail outlets on South Avenue is moving forward.  But some say the move will put nearby residents at risk of flooding since the construction would disrupt nearby wetlands.NY1's Anthony Pascale spe...

January 16, 2018

DANIEL LEONARD ICOLARI   December 13, 1942 - January 6, 2018

St. George resident and community steward Dan Icolari, died unexpectedly on Saturday January 6, 2018, following a recent cancer diagnosis. Dan was a native New Yorker, whose presence dominated any room he...

January 7, 2018

Marjorie Decker Johnson, known for her work with developmentally disabled children and considered a local historian, has died.  Johnson, of Clifton, passed peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 3 at Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center in Chatham, N.J., at age 92. Born alongsi...

January 3, 2018

Landmarks Preservation Commission just informed PLSI that growth on the property around the Landmarked 1690 building has been trimmed back in anticipation of next week when the roof will be tarped and the outer walls shored up.  The City is hopeful that after one more...

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