Thursday, December 19, 2013

Even more of Greenwich Village landmarked

From the NY Post:

Greenwich Village — stage to generations of American cultural greats, from Edgar Allan Poe to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen — is the city’s newest historic landmark.

About 250 buildings in the neighborhood that reach back to the early 1800s, including houses and small theaters that produced artists like Lenny Bruce and Eugene O’Neill, gained historic-district status on Tuesday from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The 13-block South Village Historic District also includes America’s first Italian coffeehouse, the San Remo Cafe. It was the hangout of everyone from Miles Davis and Jack Kerouac to Dylan Thomas.
Advocates say the buildings have been threatened by developers looking to demolish or change 19th-century housing stock.

Since the 1960s, nearly 2,500 structures have been landmarked in Greenwich Village, which the commission described as “one of the most important cultural and social centers of the city.”


Anonymous said...

Can we please get more historic districts in Queens now!!!!

Anonymous said...

C'mon, grow up and face facts.

Compared to architecturally rich Manhattan, bereft Queens has relatively little to offer worthy of districting which hasn't already been compromised of destroyed.

It'll be a tough uphill battle with dull swords for "preservationists" to win.

All of Queens' hysterical societies can't seem to unite to fight

Just like their weak kneed Queens Civic Congress cousins, they are a joke!

Patooey! I spit on you for your cowardice!

Jerry Rotondi said...

When you live in a borough of political hostility towards historic preservation, don't expect much from your representatives.

Oh, a lot of politicians will "blow" you to a good show--but when it comes time for them to deliver their "all"-- you'll get excuses as to why this or that cannot be done.

And now it looks I've done it again, with my big mouth--making enemies.

Better a having good enemies than phony "friends" ! At least I can respect a good foe.