We’re excited to announce that Untapped Cities is an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise awareness of the importance of historic places. This year’s city is New York, and a public vote will determine the allocation of $3 million in grants for preservation and restoration. Untapped New York will be covering all 40 sites in 5 boroughs. Take a look at our first post on the Third Section of the High Line and for complete coverage, follow our Partners in Preservation category.
As New York City’s first-ever citywide grassroots preservation effort, the call-to-action program will enlist the aid of all New Yorkers, and anyone who loves New York, to vote online for the preservation projects most important to them.
At Untapped Cities, this concept of both “the familiar and the obscure” is core to our mission of reporting on places, people and events unique to a city’s urban spirit. Beginning at 10am April 26 to May 21, 2012, we hope you will vote online for the 40 historic New York City places by visiting www.facebook.com/PartnersinPreservation or www.PartnersinPreservation.com. What could $3 million do for your neighborhood and the city as a whole?