Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bad month for the 'should be landmarked'

This this handsome Italianate structure of 1867 'was considered' for designation by the Landmarks Commission, and per the spokesperson I reached this morning, 'the Commission declined to act on it.' Another one bites the dust. Sad, really. It had the temerity to stand in one place in NYC for 140 years. Clearly that was its downfall.

CurbedWire: Bad Tidings for Glad Tiding

Damn, it was even dressed in holiday colors...

Thank you, Mary Beth Betts, aka "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"

14 comments:

god said...

I like this not.

Anonymous said...

The self styled 'Committee to Save LPC' (or whatever the hell their official name is):

Ohhhhh, we want $300,000 for the LPC, not tooooo much for it to really extend its reach, but juuuust enough for oooour crowd to get their little rear decks and roof extentions for little yuppie nurseries.

A*holes.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to the HDC conference this year:

How to live with NYC2030.

I want to see how Queens is expected to swallow most of the (fill in the blank.)

Anonymous said...

HDC has figured it out already. Check this out:

Avella and Quinn clash over community facilities

As for Sexton’s hopes of adding 3 million square feet of N.Y.U. facilities to the university’s Washington Square core area, Berman said, “Frankly, we think N.Y.U. should make all efforts to stay within its existing footprint. It would be literally impossible for Greenwich Village and the East Village to remain Greenwich Village and the East Village with an additional 3 million square feet of N.Y.U. added in their midst. Even if N.Y.U. merely took over 3 million square feet of space [as opposed to constructing new buildings], they would still transform the neighborhood completely. It would become, in effect, a company town.

“Why their business school is not in the Financial District, I can’t understand,” Berman said. “Also, their film school, they should be looking at Astoria where there’s Silvercup and Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City.”


I guess this is why Avella voted for the upzoning of LIC, so the Village could throw its overflow here.

Queens Crapper said...

Flashback to August:

NYU to expand across river

Anonymous said...

That Citizens Emergency Committee To Preserve Preservation (CECPP) sure drinks a lot of wine
and sure eats a lot of cheese.

A regular "WHINE 'n CHEEZE" committee!

These cats throw more "fund raisers"
in the homes of wealthy Manhattan-ites
and Brooklyn-ites.

Hey....how about the Bronx,
Staten Island and....oh yes....QUEENS!

If the LPC got an increase of 2 million dollars
to spend each year they'd still spend
most of it in Manhattan....
and Queens would still be non-existent to them!

Anonymous said...

Nah....HDC has got CECPP beat
in the wine & cheese dept. !!!

Anonymous said...

HDC ALWAYS serves wine and cheese at their meetings.

Anonymous said...

so?

Anonymous said...

So.....(?)
did ya evah go to an HDC "Lion" award gig?

What those cats spend on food and bubbly....
Harlem could file a lawsuit against the LPC
for discriminating against their hood!

Nevah understand these white folk.

duke said...

The whole problem is that the "preservation"
community acts like a bunch of Uncle Toms....
always ass kissing the LPC!

Now we can't get to "uppity" with them...
or they'll punish us!

Anonymous said...

Mary Beth Betts.....ugly does as ugly is!

Ugly Betty's got nothin' on Ugly Betts.

Maybe if somebody
picked up the tab for her facial redux
she'd be a whole lot happier....
maybe find some hot guy....
and dole out some criteria meeting
landmarks to Queens.

Now you can all chew my ass
for making my comment personal!

FU !

Anonymous said...

Betts doesn't meet my criteria....
but I'd be willing to throw her a "mercy ----"
if she'd designate St. Saviour's.

Anonymous said...

Well, considering the Greenwich Village folks are big supporters of HDC, we have yet another example of a community that pigs at the HDC, LPC, MAS trough when they have enough resources to help their communities and support these groups to help the rest of us.

I want to hear from the alphabet soup of groups as to why just stand around while Queens gets bullshit in full sight of everyone.

NYU stay in Manhattan! Greenwich Village, if you can't help us in Queens, then the hell with your problems in Manhattan!

HOW MANY TIMES TO WE HEAR IN QUEENS THAT NOTHING CAN BE DONE BECAUSE OUR BUILDINGES ARE ALTERED, WHILE THE VILLAGE REMAINS QUIET OBSERVING THAT BULLSHIT RAMMED DOWN OUR THROATS WHILE JUST ABOUT EVERY BUILDING IN THEIR HISTORIC DISTRICT IS ALTERED.

They day in which our share goes to you is ova, mister, its ova!!!

Better yet, lets just move on and overturn that damn law already.