40 NYC Historic Sites Compete for $3M in Grants
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced $3 million in grants for preservation projects at 40 New York City historic sites.
The group says it's asking the public to vote online for their favorite site before allocating the funds.
The top four vote-getters will be guaranteed their full grant request - up to $250,000. The top winners will be announced May 22.
The balance will be distributed among the remaining sites.
The voting kicked off Thursday.
The Partners in Preservation grants are part of a joint initiative of the Trust and American Express.
The sites include the Coney Island B&B Carousel, the Ellis Island Hospital complex, the Gateway National Recreation Area in Brooklyn and the Alice Austen House Museum on Staten Island.