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Our Mission

Carnegie Hill Neighbors, founded to preserve the architectural heritage of Carnegie Hill,

endeavors to enhance the neighborhood with quality of life programs addressing beautification and security; to educate residents about topics ranging from environmental issues to the architectural styles in the neighborhood; and to address challenges to the community.

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About Us

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and amplifying voices to advocate for our community. 

We work to preserve our unique historic architecture, protect views with thoughtful urban planning, and promote a safe, family-friendly community.

The Carnegie Hill catchment area extends from 86th Street to 98th Street, from the east side of Fifth Avenue to just west of Third Avenue.


The map below highlights historic districts within Carnegie Hill. The two original designations between 91st and 95th streets were made in 1974. In 1993, an expanded district was made to incorporate the two into a larger whole, the jewelbox district of Hardenbergh-Rhinelander was designated 5 years later, and in 2014, the Park Avenue Historic District was extended from below 86th Street to 91st Street.

Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs created to improve our historic district. 


Learn more about our Quality of Life Program, Preservation Program, and Safety Program.

Support Us

A membership with CHN helps us generate a stronger voice. Your financial support will greatly impact the actions needed to protect and advance Carnegie Hills community’s interests. 


We encourage you to click here to sign up for a membership, or make a one-time donation to support our work.

Our Mission

Board of Directors

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Trish Preston*


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Sarah Bramwell

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Susan Gottridge* 

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Molly Rand

Lo van der Valk

Lo van der Valk*


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Heather Brandes

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Sada Grieve

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Jason Schwalbe

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Kevin Roe*



Frances Chedid


Punch Hutton

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April Shelton


Nicole Mellody*


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Barbara Coffey*

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Diane Jaffee

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George Stonbely*

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Mark Goldsmith*

Vice President

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Jennifer Garrett 

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Ginger Pitman

Emeritus: David Balderston, Cynthia MacGrath, Ronald Spencer

* Executive Committee

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Our Staff

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Executive Director

Joanna Cawley

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Tai Chi Master

Luc Petit

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Membership, Programs Manager

Nina Whiting


Administration, Outreach Coordinator

Caroline King


Streetscape Manager

Josephine Mazur

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Our Staff
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The Carnegie Hill Architectural Guide

The Carnegie Hill Architectural Guide, published by CHN in 2008, describes in detail close to 400 buildings in the neighborhood—not just buildings in the historic districts, but in all of Carnegie Hill. 


This paperback is packed with information both historical and decorative and even as the neighborhood changes, the historical detail of the landmarks described remain the same.


Sturdy and portable, the book furnishes the reader with a collection of visual cues to look out for as well as ten self-guided walking tours each with a particular theme to follow, alone or with a companion.

Play CHN Trivia for a chance to win a free copy, or to purchase one please contact us.

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