Task Force member organization The Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, which focuses on the outer boroughs, has announced it’s 2008 Preservation Awards. This year’s honorees are:

-David Carnivale, an architect and preservationist who saved the 1678 Lakeman-Cortelyou house in Staten Island

-Castle Coalition, a resource for businesses and residents fighting eminent domain around the country and in New York neighborhoods such as Downtown Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, Willets Point, and 125th Street

-Crown Heights North Association, for its work on the Crown Heights Historic district and promotion of the neighborhood’s architecture

-Historic District Council’s League of Preservation Voters, an initiative to facilitate an informed dialogue in City Council races that encourages community input on local development and preservation concerns

-Juniper Park Civic Association, which Fought valiantly to save an 1847 Richard Upjohn country gothic church, which has been moved and will be reassembled

-Assembly Member Rory Lancman, who has cosponsored much legislation protecting homeowners and worked to provide greater oversight of the DOB.

-Barnett Shepherd, founder of the Preservation League of Staten Island

-South Brooklyn Legal Service, which was instrumental in litigation preventing NYC from destroying the Duffield Street Abolitionist homes in Downtown Brooklyn via eminent domain

The awardees will be honored on Thursday at 6pm at a fundraiser for the organization at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, 28 East 20th Street. Tickets are $40 and must be paid for in advance by mailing a check to:

Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance Foundation
c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 East 11th St.
New York, NY 10003