Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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,


1 comment:

  1. Save Marx Brothers Place! DOn't destroy our heritage!

    Angela Muto
    248 Mott St. #10
    NY NY 10012