TheNew York Timesreported yesterday that New York City has been chosen to receive $3 million in preservation grants from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The novel thing is that the public gets to decide which of 40 preservation projects get part of the funding. Since many Gossips readers have beloved places in New York, I'm passing along the information. Go to Partners in Preservation to find out what the 40 projects are and to vote for your favorite. You can vote every day until May 21. The four projects that get the most votes will split $1 million. An advisory committee will decide which sites will share the remaining $2 million.