In Glen Miller's day it was a nice place. Too bad they let it go to hell.
There's always hope of persuading Vornado to restore the building's lobby while introducing the latest technologies. It would be great if the hotel gets nominated for the National Register of Historic Places,so Vornado can utilize tax credits to accomplish just that. The lobby can't be compared to that of its heyday, but there's hope.
I understand this is just someone's blog, so you can write whatever you choose, but all of your headlines appear to just be made up, and almost never follow the article in question.This article doesn't claim the Penn Hotel will be spared. All it says is that the Merrill Lynch tower proposal is delayed or kaput because of company's internal troubles, so Vornado is delaying demolition and looking for another anchor tenant (or for Merrill to regain its footings).Same thing with the Bed Stuy article. Nothing in the article claimed that gentrification has stopped (or even slowed down), but (as with the Penn Hotel article) you just put up a false headline to reflect your hopes for the area.
The blog says "Hotel Pennsylvania may be spared," and the key word is "may."
I understand this is just someone's blog, so you can write whatever you choose, but all of your headlines appear to just be made up, and almost never follow the article in question.---------and this is different than going to a carefully scripted public meeting by ..... ?
... or reading a piece on preservation, or going to an exhibit on preservation (think of the 'Eminate Domain' Exhibit at NYPL.)
If the hotel is knocked down, wher will the Maury (minstrel) Show move to?
From the Bed-Stuy article:"The average sales price of residential property and the number of sales in Bed-Stuy, Bushwick and other nearby neighborhoods have dropped sharply, according to a recent report released by the brokerage firm Prudential Douglas Elliman.There have been other signs of stalled growth. Bed-Stuy had the second-highest number of foreclosure filings in Brooklyn last year and the fourth-highest of any neighborhood in the city, according to an analysis by the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University. Building permits have also dropped."And from the article linked to in this post...behold the sub-headline:"Hotel Pennsylvania inexplicably escapes Vornado’s wrecking ball; landlord even updates its wobbly lobby—keep HOPE alive!"