Five boroughs rich with history–and one guide to it all The official and only complete guide to New York City′s landmarks, this beautiful Third Edition has been updated to include 128 new individual sites and sixteen new historic districts. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opens this treasure trove of historical discovery with an elegant Foreword. What follows are insightful descriptions of more than 1,000 individual landmarks and 84 historic districts. Everyone will feel like a native New Yorker when they quickly point out landmarks with the help of 80 easy–to–read maps. This new edition also features new photographs, enhanced maps, and more than a dozen themed sections that make it easy to create a customized sightseeing experience. New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (New York, NY) is the agency responsible for identifying and designating local landmarks and historic districts. Established in 1965 in response to the destruction of the original Penn Station, the agency is comprised of eleven members appointed by the mayor and a professional staff.