CultureWork ; Vol. 18, No. 01
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This issue features background and future plans for a nomination of the South Bronx’s Casita Rincón Criollo as a Traditional Cultural Property on the National Registry of Historic Places. Within historic preservation policies in the United States, Casita Rincón Criollo has served as a challenge and a model for better integrating folklorists into the process of registry. Using a historical overview Molly Garfinkel, Director of Place Matters, outlines the territory of issues involved in this complex and challenging process. Additionally, the following article introduces Place Matters as a program that identifies, promotes, supports, and protects distinctive cultural traditions and environments in New York City.