30 October 2007

Eight, Count 'Em, Eight


The Landmarks Preservation Commission met on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to vote on a mess of proposed landmarks and, when the dust had settled, eight NYC buildings were untouchable.

The biggies were arguably Brooklyn's Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory complex and Manhattan's Lord & Taylor Building. Others included the Manhattan House on the Upper East Side, 511 and 513 Grand Street in the Lower East Side, Staten Island's Standard Varnish Works Factory and Gillette Tyler Mansion, and The Voelker-Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden in Queens.

Which is all great. But what about Webster Hall? It was up for landmark status. Not good enough for the Commission? What happened?

3 comments:

Francase said...

Webster Hall's been disgusting for as long as I can remember and I lived about nine blocks away for twenty-plus years. I'm glad it DIDN't get named. It was awful in the 70's and 80's and it's awful now.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Ah, but landmarking would lead to it's not being disgusting anymore. Not landmarking would not.

Anonymous said...

Webster Hall is still at preliminary stage. The commission had a hearing on six East Village buildings, including Webster Hall, and will vote on it in the next couple months.