Rapid real-estate development in the East Village has prompted preservationists to try to save the last remnants of the neighborhood's immigrant history with a bid to landmark six buildings, including an old biscuit factory and Webster Hall.
We got plenty of old theaters and factories here, too. Why any of the buildings mentioned in the article are more important than any of the local landmarks lost in our borough is beyond me.
Oh, that's right, they're in Manhattan, where elected officials and community boards fight to get things landmarked. Here, reading the demo permit list is the most anticipated event of the community board meeting (after liquor license renewals).