It's a good thing the LPC and city council saved these buildings. It would be a shame to lose these Manhattan beauties:
Two Buildings, Once Stripped of Landmark Status, Regain It
The New York City Landmarks Law states that “the standing of this city as a world-class tourist center and world capital of business, culture and government cannot be maintained or enhanced by disregarding the historical and architectural heritage of the city and by countenancing the destruction of such cultural assets.”
Yes, the Crapper can see how these "cultural asssets" would be real tourist attractions. Nothing in Queens even comes close to their significance...
Bravo to our Queens council members for unanimously approving 2 more landmarks for Manhattan while their own borough continues to get the shaft!