It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 12th Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: the biggest preservation battles fought in New York in 2015.
The war to save New York is one that will never end, but every year there are battles won—and battles lost. A a garden is saved, but a view fades; residents of historic districts fight to preserve their neighborhoods' charms, while developers argue that change will ultimately prove better in the long run. New York's landmarks law also turned 50 this year, which gave these preservation battles a new sense of poignancy—few things get people more riled up, preservation-wise, than remembering what we've lost. Here, take a look back at some of the biggest preservation battles of 2015, some of which have been resolved—Pier 17's pergola, for example—and some of which are only just beginning.
· All Curbed Awards 2015 Coverage [Curbed]