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 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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  1. Once again I voted Rossville AME Zion Church


  2. I voted for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum! Go LES, go! @parrishtmcgee

  3. Louis Armstrong House & Museum! @zetgem

  4. Lower East Side Tenement Museum 😀 @joshyb33

  5. Another vote for the Tenement Museum — one of my favorite places to take NYC visitors.

  6. “It’s Showtime at The Apollo!” @ElwoodBluez

  7. Louis Armstrong House Museum today – go Queens!

  8. Flushing Town Hall because Queens needs more love.

  9. I voted for Lower East Side Tenement Museum!

  10. Voted for the Jefferson Market Library.

  11. I voted for the Guggenheim. @oski

  12. Apollo Theater – @rjstuart

  13. I had to vote for the C47 Skytrain WWII Transport at the Gateway National Recreation Area, looks too awesome to not be preserved! @AllisonCMeier

  14. Voted again today for the Coney Island B&B Carousell!

  15. I voted for the Alice Austen House Museum

  16. Snug Harbor:
    1) One of the most atmospheric places I have been to, ever. I swear the ghost of Herman Melville wanders around here.
    2) If someone put a gun to my head and forced me to throw a big wedding, it would be here. Tons of places for people to check out and for kids to explore.
    3) I used to use the old library as a haven to write in the summer time.
    God, I love Snug Harbor.

  17. I voted for the Brooklyn Public Library today! @NDLevinson

  18. voted for Lower East Side Tenement Museum @renatenada

  19. voted for Greenpoint today

  20. I voted for Cleopatra’s Needle for Scout!

  21. the highline nyc! everyone smiles

  22. I voted for the High Line

  23. I voted for Flushing Town Hall. Yee haw! @setecq

  24. day 4: still ellis island! @katedeux

  25. voted for the Elllis Island Hospital. @kalbar

  26. I voted for the Coney Island B&B Carousel again today. Thanks!

  27. Flushing town hall..

  28. I voted for Coney Island B&B Carousell!!

  29. I voted for Gateway National Recreation Area – C47 Skytrain WWII Transport

  30. Lower East Side Tenement Museum! @lirot

  31. Today I voted for Erasmus Hall stained glass windows.