Monday, May 11, 2009

Get Your Home Published in the New York Times!

Greetings Preservationists, is pleased to be working with Sarah Maslin Nir, reporter for The New York Times, to spread the word about an upcoming article she is writing for The New York Times. She is seeking input for a soon-to-be-published article (note - urgent deadline of Thursday, May 14, 2009), and we are happy to assist.

Below is an overview of the article - please contact Sarah Maslin Nir directly at to participate or to receive additional information about the article.

"I am looking for homeowners who love their historic or stunning house, even though it is in a neighborhood that you wouldn't usually find this type of home in. Perhaps the neighborhood has changed from what it was like when the house was built, and now it doesn't really fit it.

The house might be next to something unusual like an airport or power plant. Or they are in a neighborhood that was once residential and is now a mall or an urban center etc.

Two caveats: 1) the neighborhood should not be "up and coming", rather a place that is going to stay as it is, but the home buyers love the house anyway. 2) The house is NOT for sale. These can be recently moved-in residents or long time owners, but no one who is selling the house currently.

I'm looking for people who love their home where others might not give the same house a second glance. Thanks so much I look forward to your e-mails."

Please contact Sarah Maslin Nir, Reporter, The New York Times at

Note - deadline of Thursday, May 14, 2009.

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Thomas M. Leigh, AIA said...

TML - Posted with permission of the sender.

From: ""
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:31 pm
Subject: Re: Seeking help with upcoming New York Times article


Many thanks for reposting the information -very appreciated! Sarah at the New York Times received so many responses Monday night that she now has enough material for the article. It actually only took about 1 hour for her to have many great examples for the piece - which is a great indication of the many great preservation-minded people in our network!

Thanks again!

Tim Cannan, President
7017 N. Alma Ave
Portland, OR 97203

Thomas M. Leigh, AIA said...

TML - Reprinted with permission of author as follow-up on above comment.

Greetings Preservationists,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the amazing help with the upcoming New York Times article! Our network of preservation professionals and concerned citizens (now over 12,000 members) came through again - we received hundreds of examples within hours of sending out the alert. Sarah Maslin Nir at the New York Times wanted to personally thank you all, and her message is below:

"Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to my call for stories. I have tried to respond to most of you, but with over 200 responses, it's been hard! I now have all the stories I need, and do not need any more suggestions. if I did not get back to you, my apologies. Thank you for taking the time to write, your houses all sound incredible and I am glad you are enjoying them."

Thanks again for being so active and concerned about historic preservation!

Tim Cannan, President