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 13th Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: the biggest preservation battles of the year.
The war to save New York is one that will never end, but every year there are battles won—and battles lost. A garden is saved, but a view is surrendered; residents of historic districts fight to preserve their neighborhoods' charms, while developers argue that change will ultimately prove better in the long run. Here, take a look back at some of the biggest preservation battles of 2016, some of which have been resolved—the Landmarks Preservation Commission finally acted on its backlog, for instance—and some of which are only just beginning.Read More