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Interactive Map Lets Users Find Landmarks in Their Neighborhood

By Savannah Cox | March 16, 2016 5:09pm

It's never been easier to discover the history beyond your doorstep.

On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unveiled Discover NYC Landmarks, an interactive map which allows users to explore all the city's landmarks — over 33,000, according to the LPC — in one central location.

The interactive map comes from a "broader LPC initiative to bring greater transparency, efficiency, and public access to the agency," according to a press release.

Visitors can view tens of thousands of points demarcating landmark historic districts, individual buildings, interiors and scenic sites, as well as items that are being considered for official landmark designation by the LPC.

Upon clicking a point, the map offers more detail on the sites themselves — such as when the location became a landmark, the architect(s) behind it, a vintage photo of the spot and a link to a PDF of the landmark's official designation report, among others.

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"The launch of this map is a key milestone in our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have the history of our city at their fingertips," LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said.