According to Lost in the Ozone, the Richmond Hill Republican Club is being demo'ed. I checked the permits, and it is, but only the interior. As you are aware, the exterior is landmarked. From the permit:
"Pre-construction interior cleanout, bracing of ext. walls of exist. commercial bldg. Interior demo. & removal of partially collapsed roof. Demo. to consist of removal of all partitions, roof and floor joist, interior bearing walls, cellar slab. Installation of new structural steel framing."
Let's hope this is done correctly and there is a good result.