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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.


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 improve our historic district. 


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

Support Us

A membership with CHN is 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

Chairman: David Stoll*
President: Lo van der Valk*

Vice President: Mark Goldsmith*
Treasurer: Nicole Mellody
Secretary: Joanna Cawley

Irene Aldridge
Sarah Bramwell
Heather Brandes
Jenifer Brooks
Barbara Coffey*

Sam Fremont-Smith*
Jennifer Garrett
Susan Gottridge*
Anne Haubenstricker
Diane Jaffee
Jurate Kazickas
Linda Kurtz
Virginia B. Pitman
Trish Preston*
Molly Rand
Kevin Roe
April Shelton
George Stonbely*

*Executive Committee


David Balderston
Cynthia MacGrath
Ronald Spencer

Image by Clay LeConey
Board of Directors
Image by Christian Bowen

Our Staff

Lo van der Valk,

Executive Director:
Joanna Cawley,

Joined in 2016. Having grown up in a Carnegie Hill historic landmark, Joanna has direct knowledge of the upkeep and accountability required in stewarding a piece of NYC dwindling historic house supply.  She holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Ceramics from Pratt Institute, and an M.A. in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies from Parsons School of Design. As a former small business owner, Joanna enjoys checking in with local shops daily, on her bike, to and from Carnegie Hill.


Membership Manager:
Nina Whiting,

Joined in 2019. Nina has been a Carnegie Hill resident since 2003 and joined CHN to continue her work in non profit fundraising.  She holds a B.S. in Political Science from St. Lawrence University. Her favorite part of Carnegie Hill is the pocket park at 96th Street and Park Avenue garden and a having a dry martini at Island.


Program Manager:
Eduardo Duarte,


Joined in 2021.Eduardo is an Architect and Urban Planner from Brazil. He holds an M.S. degree in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Brasilia, in Brazil. Eduardo relishes walking up Park Avenue, observing the beautiful flowers on the Avenue’s Malls.

Streetscape Manager:
Josephine Mazur,

General Inquiries:

Event RSVP:

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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