by Lynn Byrne
Anyone who has been around me since April 26 knows that I have been obsessively touting the cause of Beauty in the Bronx, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens (BPMM).
BPMM is currently engaged in an American Idol-like voting contest for preservation funds along with 39 other worthy sites in New York City. American Express in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation selected the sites late last year. Volunteers for BPMM (including me) have been working hard since last January to develop our plan for winning votes. We are up against some stiff competition from much larger organizations such as the New York Botanical Garden, the Intrepid and the Guggenheim! The top four sites with the most votes are guaranteed their grant money.