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DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State has a 10-member Board of Directors that manages all of the organization’s activities and initiatives. Our annual retreat, held May 19 at the James Rose Center, energized the group and welcomed two new board members. First, the Board would like to acknowledge our two retiring members: Hänsel Hernandez-Navarro and Jeff Miles. Both contributed many years of service wearing many hats. Joining the Board are John Kriskiewicz and Marissa Marvelli. John has been a newsletter contributor for multiple editions and Marissa has been co-piloting the website and email news.... MORE

The James Rose Center in Ridgewood, NJ is again open for visitors and is presenting a new exhibition "Suburbia Transformed 2.0: Exploring the Aesthetics of Landscape Experience in the Age of Sustainability." The Center is the magnum opus of maverick landscape designer James Rose (1913–1991). ... MORE

James Rose Center, River of Hospitality mural, James Rose, 1953-1991, Ridgewood, NJ.

On May 3, Paul Rudolph's Government Center (1967–1970) in Goshen, NY averted a date with the wrecking ball thanks to the favorable, albeit narrow, 11-10 vote by the Orange County Legislature. It's a heartening outcome for preservation advocates for sure, but it's no cause for a victory lap yet. Two previous hearings on the Center's future yielded majority votes for replacing it with a new neo-Georgian edifice. Perhaps the old adage that the third time is a charm will prove true. ... MORE

original artwork © Kim Barker