There are tens of thousands of officially-designated landmarks in New York City, and today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a fun new tool that lets you explore all of those protected sites. The interactive map, called Discover NYC Landmarks, has points for every single designated landmark in the city, whether it's an individual building, interiors, a historic district, or a scenic landmark; the map also includes items that are calendared for consideration by the LPC.
Per a press release, the map is just one effort in a "broader LPC initiative to bring greater transparency, efficiency, and public access to the agency." In addition to providing the location of each landmark, the pinpoints also link back to the LPC's designation for each site, offering historical context as well as information about the site's architecture, previous owners, and more.
"Now anyone can easily find a wealth of information about our city’s designated landmarks on one convenient online map," LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said in a statement. "The launch of this map is a key milestone in our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have the history of our city at their fingertips." History buffs, take note.
- Discover NYC Landmarks [Official]