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Good News from the New York Botanical Garden: grant aid for the Rock Garden announced

http://www.nybg.org/plant-talk/2012/05/around-the-garden/a-memorial-day-weekend-in-natures-showplace/
http://www.nybg.org/gardens/rock-garden/
http://www.nybg.org/plant-talk/2012/05/around-the-garden/preserving-the-rock-garden/#more-23950


A large grant has been awarded for renovation in the Rock Garden by
Partners in Preservation Program   http://partnersinpreservation.com/
"Partners in Preservation is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awards preservation grants to historic places across the country. Since 2006, $6.5 million has been awarded to preservation projects in the following locations: San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Seattle, and Saint Paul/Minneapolis.
Through this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States and to preserve America’s historic and cultural places. The program also hopes to inspire long-term support from local citizens for the historic sites at the heart of their communities.
New York City has been selected as the location of the 2012 Partners in Preservation program.
New York City is the seventh metropolitan area to be selected to participate in Partners in Preservation and receive funding from American Express. The program previously made grants for preservation projects in San Francisco, Chicagoland, New Orleans, Greater Boston, Seattle-Puget Sound and Saint Paul/Minneapolis.

Voting has ended. Thanks for participating!
American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced the popular vote winners in their Partners in Preservation Program.
The winners are:
•   Brooklyn Public Library, located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, received 9% of the popular vote and has been awarded $250,000 to restore the main entrance doors.
•   Congregation Beth Elohim, located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, received 8% of the popular vote and has been awarded $250,000 to restore the building’s stained glass windows.
   New York Botanical Gardens, located in the Bronx, received 7% of the popular vote and has been awarded $250,000 to restore the rock garden.
•   Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, located in the Bronx, received 7% of the popular vote and has been awarded $155,000 to restore areas within the museum’s gardens".

Congratulations to NYBG!
« Last Edit: May 29, 2012, 07:34:49 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Good news from the New York Botanic Garden - Rock Garden grant
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 03:14:06 AM »
Maggi:

That's great news.

I grew up walking into the grand building on many occasions.  Few would know that the back door of the library leads one to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

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Arnold Trachtenberg
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Re: Good news from the New York Botanic Garden - Rock Garden grant
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 09:51:48 AM »
Wonderful awards and that doorway :o :o :o :o Was that built when there was money around? ::)
Pat Toolan,
Keyneton,
South Australia

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Re: Good news from the New York Botanic Garden - Rock Garden grant
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 11:25:40 AM »
Pat:

I'd have to look that up.  My sense is that it was built when things were slow to create jobs and build a memorable structure. The local area has many grand old structures.  There is an arch dedicated to our Civil War within 200 yards.
Arnold Trachtenberg
Leonia, New Jersey

 


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