"Preserving New York is a valuable, deeply researched account of a little-knowm aspect of the city's past...And the photographs are wonderful..." -- Francis Morrone, The Wall Street Journal, January 2008
"Preserving New York...makes an important contribution to our overall understanding of preservation history in New York City by focusing on one compelling story - the previously untold saga of the people and places, the buildings and battles, and the politics and policies that led to the passage of New York City's landmarks law in 1965." -- Preservation Advocate, newsletter of the Preservation League of New York, Issue 121
"Knowing the early history of the movement, which is detailed admirably in Anthony C. Wood’s recent book Preserving New York: Winning a Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks is key to understanding the persistence and fervor with which New York’s preservationists follow the actions of this small city agency [Landmarks Preservation Commission.]" -- The New York Times, March 2009
"Anthony Wood’s Preserving New York helps us realize again that preservation is about passionate people, not about laws—itshould be required reading for all of us who care about preserving our history." -- Buildings & Landscapes 16, no. 2 , Fall 2009
About the Author
Anthony C. Wood is a preservationist, historian, teacher and grant maker. Currently the Executive Director of the Ittleson Foundation, he has worked for the J.M. Kaplan Fund and the Municipal Art Society. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University and is the founder and Chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project.