Villager and reporter will receive H.D.C. Friend From Media Award


The Villager and reporter Albert Amateau are among the winners of the Historic Districts Council’s Fourth Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The awards event will be held Wed., Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, at E. Tenth St. and Second Ave., as part of H.D.C.’s 13th Annual Preservation Party. H.D.C. will also honor CitiNeighbors Coalition for Historic Carnegie Hill; Josephine E. Jones; Senator Street 300 Block Association; and the Seaport Community Coalition and Community Board 1.

Receiving H.D.C.’s Friend in High Places Award will be Councilmember Michael McMahon of Staten Island’s District 49. Barnett Shepherd will receive the Mickey Murphy Award, named after the longtime H.D.C. board member and Brooklyn preservationist. The award to be presented to The Villager and reporter Albert Amateau is H.D.C.’s Friend From the Media Award, given “to honor and acknowledge the dedication and support of officials and media who help the cause of historic preservation throughout the city.”

The event is open to the public and will be held in St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery’s garden and parish hall. Admission is $15 per person, payable at the door. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. For information, call 212-614-9107. H.D.C. is the citywide advocate for New York’s designated historic districts and for neighborhoods meriting preservation.

H.D.C. is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the New York City Landmarks Law and to furthering the preservation ethic.

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