Thursday, June 28, 2012

Marx Brothers Place update!

 93rd Street Beautification Association
Keeping Our Block Historic & Green
As many of you recall, the last time historic Marx Brothers Place was in the news, it was because our NYC Council Member Dan Garodnick andthen-Community Board 8 Landmarks Co-Chair Jane Parshall decided to throw ethics out the window - ignoring all standards of legal and administrative procedures - thereby denying Marx Brothers Place a fair and unbiased hearing before the full Board of CB8, and crushing the hopes of Marx Brothers fans, preservationists and an entire neighborhood in the process (recapped here in detail on New York History).
Well, folks, that was almost 2 years ago. And, today, Marx Brothers Place is happily and cheerily back in the news!
Untapped Cities has just published a brand-spanking-new article, written by Lisa Santoro, exploring the history of Marx Brothers Place and celebrating its cultural prominence in the cultural mecca of the world: NYC. 
And when Santoro writes that the preservation campaign is "not down for the count," the native New Yorker says a mouthful! (So does LPC Commissioner Michael Devonshire when he explains in the article that preservation isn't just about buildings, but about culture and humanity.)
So please join us in celebrating this beloved historic block and read Lisa Santoro's article in Untapped Cities today!
Many thanks for your continued support for the campaign to Save Marx Brothers Place!