Win A $50 AmEx Gift Card From Partners in Preservation!

preseScouting NY is kicking off a contest for your chance to win one of five $50 American Express gift cards!

Here’s how to enter:

1) Go to PartnersInPreservation.com and vote for you favorite historical site to receive grant money

2) Respond in the comments below with who you voted for, along with either your email or Twitter name.

Contest ends Friday, May 18 at 5:00pm. You can enter once per day between Tuesday and Friday. Five winners will be picked randomly by me. All decisions are final, no crying, etc.

The Partners in Preservation Program is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awards preservation grants to historic places across the country. This year the program is taking place in New York City and 40 sites across the five boroughs have been selected to participate. You can help your favorite site vie for their preservation grant by voting online here once a day every day until May 21 at 11:59pm.

Make sure to vote once a day every day for your chance to win – while supporting your favorite NYC locale. Good luck!

And be sure to vote!!!

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131 comments

  1. I have voted for Japan Society and I have voted for the Brooklyn Public Library. Spreading the love! @xtopher1974

  2. voted for Greenpoint yesterday, Weeksville today. BK all day.

  3. I’ve been splitting my votes between Jefferson Market (Courthouse) Library & South Ellis Island Hospital(s).
    Both are beyond deserving. Both need more votes to at least crack the top 10. Ideally, top 4.

  4. Queens County Farm Museum, because they were all about urban farming before it was cool (c. 1700s).

  5. Coney Island carousel, baby. bring it back!

  6. I voted for the Tenement Museum. Love that place.

  7. I voted for the Rocket Thrower today. @setecq

  8. I voted today (Tues) for the Apollo Theater… Twitter handle is @106th

  9. So so so difficult to choose !! So far I have voted for Greenpoint, Helen Hayes, and Ellis Island (after your post).

    twitter @erin_jolly

  10. I voted for the Cleopatra’s Needle – @alison1L

  11. I voted for The Apollo Theater today. The historical signifigance to the music world is amazing.

  12. Lower East Side Tenement Museum

  13. I have been alternating votes for Ellis Island South Side Hospitals and Gateway National Recreation Area – C47 Skytrain WWII Transport

    @jadedturtle

  14. I voted for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Great stuff. – @fivism

  15. I voted for the Coney Island B&B Carousell – a reminder of Coney Island’s heyday.

  16. I voted for Cleopatra’s Needle… because, seriously, that is some amazing history.

    twitter: @atomikart

  17. I voted for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum!

  18. I’ve been dividing my votes between the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Astoria Pool, and the Queens County Farm Museum. @flimlim

  19. I voted for Cleopatra’s Needle. cloudblues at the gmail. 🙂

  20. I voted for Cleopatra’s needle! When I visit NY next, I’ll be sure to check it out! Thanks!

  21. Queens County Farm Museum. Because I went there this summer and it blew my mind that something like it has managed to continually exist for so long. And I feel like it’s not very well known and needs my vote.
    megan.fales@gmail.com

  22. There are so many I would like to support but I’ve been throwing my daily vote at the Helen Hayes Theatre. I walk past it every day and would love for them to be able to restore it.

  23. I voted for the Brooklyn Public Library, mainly bc so many people use it from all backgrounds and I think it might have been more subject to budget cuts these past few years.

  24. I voted for the Rocket Thrower.
    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  25. I love what Congregation Beth Elohim is doing in the community, not to mention their super-cool architect-designed sukkah from this past year. Bring it on. @cmgold

  26. So many deserving places. I’ve been voting for the Brooklyn Public Library which is #1 currently and the Alice Austen House.

  27. I’ve split my votes between the Louis Armstrong House and the Rocket Thrower.

    (Doesn’t the Guggenheim have a large enough endowment to restore their doors on their own?)

  28. I voted for Ellis Island, they are in the most need and deserve to be funded.

  29. I voted for Ellis Island. Lots of my family came through there. @k_dawson

  30. Voted for the Intrepid Museum @benschsuter

  31. I voted for Ellis Island. Would love if they could open up the hospital buildings one day! @katedeux

  32. Definitely Jefferson Market. One of the most lovely spots in the Village.

  33. I voted for Coney Island B&B Carousell. @thenewnumbertwo

  34. Brooklyn Public Library has been struggling it’s way into existence since it was founded in 1907. They’ve got my votes.

  35. I voted for the Coney Island Carousel as well! So many great childhood memories for me.

  36. I voted for Woodlawn!

  37. I voted for the doors at Brooklyn’s Central Library. I’ve been going there for 11 years and they are absolutely beautiful!

  38. Tina Martinesi

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine, Staten Island

  39. Voted for Lower Eastside Tenements. A difficult choice because they are all so worthy.

  40. been voting for ellis island southside hospitals!

  41. Cleopatra’s Needle, though all are deserving!

  42. City Island Nautical Museum!

  43. voted for Intrepid Museum – Growler Submarine! twitter handle -@wkndparty

  44. I voted for the Erasmus Hall Campus – Stained Glass Windows. My mother graduated from there 57 years ago.

  45. I voted for Ellis Island!

  46. The lower east side tenement museum!

  47. Cleopatra’s Needle. But tomorrow, probably the Brooklyn Library. @kjz123

  48. Jefferson Market–such a humble request (replacing the doors), yet it’d make such a huge difference in the neighborhood!

  49. I voted for the NY Botanical Gardens! @NDLevinson

  50. I voted for the Ellis Island South Side restoration!

  51. I voted for Federal Hall and the Statue of George Washington. New York history is American history!

  52. i voted for Ellis Island South Side Hospitals

  53. I voted for the Ellis Island South Side Hospitals. What is more integral to New York City’s beauty and complexity than its immigration history? @cosmopsis

  54. Today I voted for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. @FaithBlackGirl

  55. I voted for the Coney Island B&B Carousell. Thanks!

  56. @ElwoodBluez voted for the Apollo Theater!

  57. I voted for Second Stage at Helen Hayes. @Monsigs88

  58. I voted for Coney Island B&B Carousell @HeatherGreye

  59. Voting for the Rocket Thrower everyday…this grand reminder of space age wonder deserves to be cleaned up! @bldglvr

  60. Day 2 of voting… voted for Cleopatra’s Needle in Central Park… @106th on Twitter!

  61. I voted for Second Stage Theater’s restoration of the Helen Hayes theater. I’ve been voting for it everyday!! @gladyssantiago

  62. I voted for the Alice Austen House. @slowlittlephoto

  63. I voted for the Intrepid Museum – Growler Submarine. It’s the coolest project by far! @ashley_m_allen

  64. Ellis Island because it’s looking a little sad lately but has potential.

  65. Last week I voted for the Brooklyn Library. Today I voted for the LES Tenement Museum (it’s one of my favorite places to send NY tourists). Next up: Ellis Island South Side Hospitals (your post last week was amazing!)

  66. I have been voting for Coney Island B&B Carousell! @carsful18

  67. Lower East Side Tenement Museum!! Amazing place! @parrishtmcgee

  68. I voted for the the Ellis Island South Side Hospitals restoration.

    @ipinchu

  69. I voted for Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum & Gardens!
    @ihearttomjones

  70. Ive been splitting my votes between City Island Nautical Museum and the Ellis Island Hospital.

  71. Voting every day for the Alice Austen House Museum!

  72. i voted for the Woodlawn Cemetery scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  73. Voted again Wednesday the 16th for Lower Eastside Tenements

  74. Going with Ellis Island again! @katedeux

  75. I vote every day for Erasmus High School, the only NYC public school on the list.

  76. voted for Ellis Island today, loved your pictures!

  77. Today I voted for the Astoria Pool adaptive reuse project. Yee haw!

  78. I voted for the C47 Skytrain today. schieftain at Yahoo dot com

  79. Today I voted for the Tug Pegasus & Waterfront Museum Barge.

  80. voted for the Botanical Gardens again! @NDLevinson

  81. Gateway National Recreation Area! @jdwight

  82. i’m again voting for Ellis Island South Side Hospitals

  83. Today I voted for the Second Stage at the Helen Hayes!

  84. Today I voted for Cleopatra’s Needle. @alison1L

  85. Voted for (every day) the Queens County Farm Museum, which is close to home, and very deserving of support!

  86. I’m all in for The Apollo Theater! @ElwoodBluez

  87. Day 3 – Today I voted for the Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library … twitter @106th !!

  88. Cleopatra’s Needle

  89. Ellis Island

  90. Rocket Thrower!!

  91. I voted for Ellis Island
    @heathaaaa

  92. I love the Rossville AME Zion Church

    @Mietlicki2012

  93. I voted for the Tenement Museum – @Nolan_S

  94. I stumbled across your site and have spent hours scrolling through old entries. I think this contest is great-I voted for the Second Stage Helen Hayes Theatre.

  95. Day 3: still voting for Ellis Island
    @katedeux

  96. I voted for Ellis Island after seeing your blog about the forgotten buildings there!

  97. I voted for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum!

  98. I voted for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum! Woot, woot! @parrishtmcgee

  99. Voted for Ellis Island South Side Hospitals after recently discovering them on here! @tjlull

  100. I vited for the Coney Island carousel…