Strict historic preservation codes often favor aesthetic interests over energy-saving initiatives like solar panels — but the material and financial considerations play a part, too.
Preserving East New York was founded by Zulmilena Then to advocate for historic preservation in one of New York City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.
This year’s session of the World Heritage Committee has resulted in 21 new sites, from the controversial Old City of Hebron in the West Bank, to a men-only island in Japan.
This is your chance to own a piece of Italy — but there’s a catch.
The Historic Districts Council included New York City’s mass grave, Hart Island, among its Six to Celebrate neighborhood preservation priorities.
Nothing remains of Alexander Pope’s 18th-century villa except its grotto, which has experienced three centuries of quiet decay alongside the River Thames in Twickenham, England.
A 19th-century theater that’s been disused for over 80 years is preparing to reopen in London.
Neon and New York City had their ups and downs over the 20th century, from the glowing signage being an innovative advertisement in the 1920s and ’30s to already telegraphing seediness with its flickering in the 1940s and ’50s.
Using salvaged machines and a hand-cranked camera, conservators at the George Eastman Museum created the first strip of 35mm motion-picture film not produced by a commercial company.
Napoléon Bonaparte reportedly rode over 130 horses during his 14-year reign, but only one ended up as taxidermy: the Arabian stallion named le Vizir.
One of the oldest locally-carved sculptures in New York City has weathered two centuries out on Governors Island in the New York Harbor.
Today the beige Stetson hats of the National Parks Service (NPS) will start appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as the site was declared a national monument on Friday.