Friday, November 5, 2010

Bloomberg reassigns LPC commissioner for trying to protect landmarks

From the NY Times:

Roberta Brandes Gratz, a member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission known for taking a hard line on protecting historic buildings, has been removed from the commission after seven years. She is expected to be appointed to the mayor’s sustainability advisory board.

Asked why the commission asked Ms. Gratz to go, Elisabeth de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the commission, said only: “She was asked to do something else.”

Ms. Gratz has often been a thorn in the side of the commission, freely speaking her mind, even if her views clashed with other commissioners, City Hall or the chairman, Robert B. Tierney.


Anonymous said...

Not a good thing to oppose the King of the Land.

What kills me is that he shouldn't even be Mayor right now but he bullied his way around term limits.

Think he needs some new PR people.

Anonymous said...

I like this lady. We need more people like her.

Suzannah B. Troy said...

I went to bed in the E. Village and woke up in a bad xerox of mid-town turning into a bad xerox of Dubai. Mike Bloomberg and socialite city planner Amanda the people's Burden have destroyed this city despite their lies and p.r. My new tube on stealing

Anonymous said...

We need many more people like Ms. Gratz here. I commend her outspoken objections to the rest of the people she is working with who do not have preservation as their prime interests but get paid to do so.

georgetheatheist said...

Gratz's apartment is so close to ground level. What? No curtains or blinds?!?!

Anonymous said...

How can you preserve old hazardous buildings and then complain about hazmats? Look at Ft Totten, where the buildings poison visitors in the name of "community" and "history". But when we were attacked on 9/11, everyone sues? Where is the sanity?