Media Alerts

Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Visits the New York Stock Exchange
Executive Director, Patricia Gay, Rings The Opening Bell℠
For Release: 07 Jan 13
On Tuesday, January 8, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring the NYSE Opening Bell.  The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans presents New York Fundraiser "Voulez-Vous" with proceeds from the event going towards restoration of New Orleans homes and neighborhoods as well as two local organizations, Rebuilding Together NYC and The New York Landmarks Conservancy, who are helping to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.  At the January 17th fundraiser, the PRC will present the 2013 Citizenship Award to New Yorker Allan V. Rose for the exquisite restoration of The Roosevelt New Orleans, an iconic hotel in downtown New Orleans dating back to 1893.  Since Katrina, PRC has restored more than 430 homes, generated $4 million in volunteer labor, completed restoration projects totaling more than $12 million, assisted more than 500 homeowners through preservation grants, and counseled more than 7,000 people via workshops and other events. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 a.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m.            The Opening Bell rings                                                                                  

Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or

Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323), and Insider Images. The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell. 

About Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC):
Since 1974, the Preservation Resource Center has been a critical force in breathing life back into New Orleans' at-risk homes and neighborhoods.  Building on a history of restoring nearly 1,400 properties and touching countless individuals with its outreach and advocacy efforts, the PRC continues its pursuit to preserve New Orleans' historic heritage.  PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural, and aesthetic importance of historic preservation in New Orleans and throughout the world.  For more information about the PRC's hurricane recovery efforts, including the homeowner assistance program, visit