Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stories of preservation

WHY would some people willingly spend decades — and hundreds of thousands of dollars — renovating houses they will never own? For a small but growing number of so-called resident curators living in old and cherished state-owned houses up and down the East Coast, the answers include the pleasure of bringing an abandoned landmark back to life, freedom from mortgage payments and the chance to live in the kind of home that would otherwise be out of reach.

Nothing Down, $0 a Month, Hammer Required

These are some great preservation stories that we could learn lessons from. Unfortunately, none of them are in NYC. Here, money is viewed as more important than preserving our history.

Photo from NY Times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

But could you imagine a dullard
of a Queens Borough President like Helen Marshal,
a machine Don like Joe Crowley,
the son of a crook like John Liu,
Toby Stavisky and son of that bitch Evan .....
or anyone else you can think of supporting
something like this ?

I doubt it.....they're too busy screwing
the dumb voters that put them in office!