Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Preservation Diaries: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish - by Susan Kathryn Hefti

Thank you all for taking the time to read The Preservation Diaries written by 93rd Street Beautification Association co-chair Susan Kathryn Hefti and published online by NY Theater critic, editor extradorinaire & Huffington Post contributor Leonard Jacobs at his popular website - The Clyde Fitch Report. We really appreciate your continued enthusiasm for the column!

We would now like to invite you all to read the latest installment Landmarking in Gotham: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish? which you can access by simply clicking on this link.  

And of course as always please do share this link with all your friends & colleagues!

Many thanks for your time & interest. We hope you enjoy the read and look forward to hearing your thoughts!


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Harpo's Son Bill Says Marx Brothers Place Movie Trailer is "Cute as hell!"

Harpo Marx's son Bill sent the 93rd Street Beautification Association a note saying that the sneak peek movie trailer for tonight's Marx Brothers Place film screening at the NYPL is "Cute as hell!"

See for yourself by just clicking on this link!

Hope to see you all at 6PM for the big event!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Historic Districts Council Blogs About The Doggy Movie

New York City's most respected historic neighborhood advocacy organization, Historic Districts Council, is blogging about the latest preservation film short from the 93rd Street Beautification Association - The Doggy Movie!

Check out HDC's blog post by just clicking on this link.

Hope to see you all at the film screening of The Doggy Movie tomorrow evening, Thursday, Sept. 16 at the New York Public Library, 112 East 96th Street NYC!

In the meantime, we invite you all to watch the nifty little movie trailer for this very special film screening by simply clicking on this link!

Please come out to the movies tomorrow evening to help save Marx Brothers Place!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sneak Peek: Watch The Trailer for the Marx Brothers Place Doggy Movie

We look forward to seeing you all this Thursday evening, Sept. 16, for the World Premiere of The Dignified Denizens of Marx Brothers Place (or...The Doggy Movie) at the New York Public Library, 112 East 96th Street NYC, 6-7PM in the Library Meeting Room.

The film screening is FREE, but reservations are strongly recommended to: 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy watching the sneak peek movie trailer for this very exciting Marx Brothers Place film screening by simpling clicking on this link.

FYI: The Doggy Movie is a B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Popcorn) event.

See you all at the movies!

Letter to LPC on Behalf of Marx Brothers Place

Please cut & paste & send the following to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission: comments@lpc.nyc.gov (with a copy to: 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com).

The subject line should read: Please Calendar Historic Marx Brothers Place.

Now here's the Letter:

The Honorable Robert B. Tierney
Chairman, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
One Centre Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Dear Chairman Tierney,

I am writing to ask you to calendar the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request for Evaluation (RFE) - asking the city to extend the Carnegie Hill Historic District one block east so as to include historic Marx Brothers Place - for a public hearing at the earliest date possible. Every minute that goes by without the city extending landmark status to this incomparble block is another minute that its significant architectural and cultural history remains vulnerable to indiscriminate demolition.

Please do not leave this block without the protection of landmark status any longer. If the city were to fail to calendar this RFE for a fair and public hearing, such inaction would not only put at risk a living archive of the development history of Carnegie Hill, it would also beget a legacy dramatically showcasing the oversights and missteps of an administration that failed to serve as a responsible steward of New York City's architectural and cultural history. And that is not a legacy to which any administration should aspire.

It is imperative that the city act with all due speed to calendar this RFE and to protect this incomparable collection of historic homes & gardens so rich in our nation's cultural and architectural history. Thank you for your kind attention to this request.

Respectfully submitted,


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leonard Jacobs Takes on Evil Forces Obstructing Marx Brothers Place

In his latest post about the 93rd Street Beautification Association's ongoing preservation campaign, NY theater critic and social commentator Leonard Jacobs untangles the political web of evil forces that persistently rise up to obstruct the lawful and inevitable landmarking of historic Marx Brothers Place - in opposition to the will of the very people who gave these politicians their jobs.

Please read the whole story about the forces of evil obstructing the landmarking of historic Marx Brothers Place on The Clyde Fitch Report.

To help fight these forces of evil & keep the historic preservation campaign alive, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today by simply clicking on this link.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sneak Peek World Premiere of the Latest Marx Brothers Place Movie Short

The Dog Days of Summer may now be in the rear view mirror, but here on historic Marx Brothers Place in Carnegie Hill, the real Dog Days have just begun!

Please join us on Thursday, September 16 for the Sneak Peek World Premiere of the latest Marx Brothers Place preservation campaign movie short - The Dignified Denizens of Marx Brothers Place - in the Meeting Room at the New York Public Library, 112 East 96th Street from 6PM-7PM (movie begins at 6:15PM).

Starring Jackie Browning (Leslee & Fabio's Boston Terrier) as Jackie the sexpot and Victor Lazar (Pei & Paul's Russian Wolfhound) as Victor, the hilarious little movie is sure to brighten your day & put a smile on your face!

The 10 minute film - a.k.a. The Doggy Movie - got a big assist from Hollywood when Film & TV star Kurt Fuller (The Sherriff in the original Scary Movie; the TV director in Wayne's World; Woody the Coroner on Psych; Joel on ABC's new fall comedy Better With You and Mr. Woodcock in Woody Allen's new movie Midnight in Paris) donated his time & talent giving human voice to Victor while the delicious Brit Judith Hendra lets us all hear just what goes on in the mischievous mind of little Jackie!

This very special event will also include the World Premiere of Brothers a 10 minute film short by Noah Diamond who is currently working on a book about the Marx Brothers and American Comedy. Diamond also donated his services - as Video Editor - on The Dignified Denizens of Marx Brothers Place!

Admission to the Sneak Peek World Premiere Film Screening is free: To help the Association defray NYPL Room Rental costs, etc. - tax-deductible donations to the preservation campaign to save Marx Brothers Place can be made by simply clicking on this link. We greatly appreciate your continued generosity!

Many thanks to all who helped bring The Doggy Movie to life - especially Jackie & Victor!

We hope to see you all at the Sneak-Peek World Premiere of The Dignified Denizens of Marx Brothers Place on Thursday, September 16 at the NYPL, 112 East 96th Street (just upstairs from the 96th Street subway stop between Park & Lexington Avenues) from 6PM-7PM (The Doggy Movie begins at 6:15PM).

Please RSVP (with name & number of people in your party) at your earliest convenience to 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com.


Thanks for your continued interest in historic Marx Brothers Place !

For more information about the 93rd Street Beautification Association or Marx Brothers Place, please contact us at 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com or 212.969.8138 or visit our other blogs at: Save Marx Brothers Place ; The Marx Brothers Place Report; or 93rd Street Beautification Association.

You can also follow Marx Brothers Place on Twitter @93rdStreet, Facebook @ SaveMarxBrothersPlace, YouTube @ Marx Brothers Place and on MySpace @ Marx Brothers Place.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the preservation campaign simply click on this link.