I heart New York landmarks celebrates city's legacy
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Rosanna and Steve - Since 1969.
Newtown High School - Elmhurst, Queens, Built 1920-1921 by 
Architect C.B.J. Snyder. Photo credit: Maria Balog.
Rosanna and Steve - Since 1969. Newtown High School - Elmhurst, Queens, Built 1920-1921 by Architect C.B.J. Snyder. Photo credit: Maria Balog.
THE New York Landmarks Conservancy is celebrating Valentine's Day all month with the "I Heart New York's Landmarks" initiative, celebrating New York's rich architectural legacy this by allowing New Yorkers to sharing their love for this vibrant and extraordinary City.

With fun, creativity and perhaps a bit of romance, New Yorkers can log on to the New York Landmarks Conservancy website to find out more information and to download the I Heart New York Landmarks poster.

The Conservancy is asking New Yorkers to send them a favorite photo displaying the poster at your favorite New York landmark. The conservancy will post your submissions to a Facebook album they've created especially for the occasion.

And if there is a romantic story to go along with it – like the one below from Newtown High School class of '69 sweethearts Rosanna and Steve – then even better.

For the landmark, Steve chose Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Queens.

"This is the school where my dad attended high school back in 1940. Twenty-seven years later, I actually had the same math teacher as he did.

My older sister also was a Newtown graduate, preceding me by three years.

But the most significant thing about Newtown for me was that it was where I met my future wife. I played footsie with her during Mrs. Mathews' English class.

By the time we graduated in 1969, we had started dating, and we've been going steady ever since, going on 42 years. So Newtown holds a very special place in my heart and with Valentine's Day upon us, I can think of no more fitting backdrop for our photo while we hold enlargements of our yearbook pictures. Our 35-year marriage should be given landmark status."

New Yorkers, you can send a photo of you and the poster at your favorite New York landmark to photos@nylandmarks.org.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is an advocate for the rooftops of sacred spaces, to the stoops of brownstones. The Conservancy works in many directions on behalf of New York’s architectural heritage.

The Conservancy’s programs demonstrate that hands-on help for building owners is the key to successful preservation. By providing technical advice, financial aid, and education, the Conservancy contributes to economic revitalization of the City’s neighborhoods and aesthetic rehabilitation of its much-loved older buildings.

The Conservancy is nationally and internationally recognized as a vocal and forward-thinking leader in the preservation movement.

For more information,visit the Conservancy's website, nylandmarks.org.
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Paul Nass
March 28, 2012
I graduated from Newtown High School as well. It is and always will be a beautiful building. What a great place to have gone to school. I hope they never close it.

Paul Nass

Bethesda Md.