Fund Information

Historic Preservation of City-Owned Buildings Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support the preservation and restoration of historic and aesthetic features in public buildings managed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

DCAS manages, operates, and maintains 55 City-owned office and court buildings totaling over 13 million square feet of space across all five boroughs. DCAS must focus its capital resources on critical building maintenance to ensure the health and safety of City employees and the public, such as projects involving the rehabilitation of elevators, fire safety systems, building exteriors and façades.

Fewer resources exist to preserve and restore the many unique historic and aesthetic details in our buildings, which are among the most popular filming locations in New York City. DCAS-managed buildings are a resource for all types of productions, from major feature films and television series to commercials, music videos, documentaries, still photography and student films.

From the landmark Surrogate's Court at 31 Chambers Street, with its grand marble staircase, to the distinctive arch and vaults and stunning views from the roof of the Manhattan Municipal Building, City-owned buildings have long delighted New Yorkers, visitors, and moviegoers alike as part of the quintessential New York landscape. The Historic Preservation of City-Owned Buildings Fund will help us protect these treasured buildings for years to come.

If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to:

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
253 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Add "Historic Preservation of City-Owned Buildings Fund" to the check's memo line.

The Mayor's Fund is a not-for-profit organization established to strengthen public programs with support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. As a 501( c )( 3) public charity, donations to the Mayor's Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To learn more about the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City or to make a contribution, visit