Showing posts with label Marx Brothers Place. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marx Brothers Place. Show all posts

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Untapped Cities Shines New Light on Historic Marx Brothers Place!

Marx Brothers Place is happily and cheerily back in the news today!

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!
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Thanks for your continued interest in historic Marx Brothers Place!
 
For more information about the 93rd Street Beautification Association or Marx Brothers Place, please contact us at 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com or visit our blogs at: Save Marx Brothers Place; The Marx Brothers Place Report or 93rd Street Beautification Association.
 
You can also follow Marx Brothers Place on Twitter @93rdStreet, Facebook Save Marx Brothers Place, YouTube @ Marx Brothers Place and on MySpace @ Marx Brothers Place.
 
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the preservation campaign simply click on this link.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Harpo's Son, Bill, Talks to NYC Reporter About His Dad's Beloved Little Block:

Check it out!

Harpo's son, Bill Marx, talks with a reporter about his dad's beloved little block: http://dnainfo.com/20100715/upper-east-side/groucho-marxs-upper-east-side-childhood-home-ready-for-night-at-community-board!

Bill is a huge Marx Brothers Place supporter & he's hoping that CB8's Landmarks Committee does the right thing on Monday evening & throws its full support behind the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request to finally designate this historic little block!

Please help make Bill Marx' wish come true: Please come out to the CB8 Landmarks Committee Meeting & show your support for Marx Brothers Place - Monday, July 19th at 6:30pm in the Hexter Lounge, Hunter College School of Social Work, 129 East 79th Street.

Thanks!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Please ask LPC to Calendar Historic Marx Brothers Place for Public Hearing !

Please cut & paste & send the following to: comments@lpc.nyc.gov (with a copy to: 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com).

Dear Chairman Tierney,

We respectfully request that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) calendar the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request for Evaluation (RFE), asking the city to extend the Carnegie Hill Historic District one block east so as to include historic Marx Brothers Place, for a public hearing.

The beloved childhood block of the Marx Brothers not only includes their extant childhood home, but also includes brownstones that are older than any of the brownstones already in the Carnegie Hill Historic District (a row of townhouses vital to any credible understanding of the development history of Carnegie Hill); the unique stepped-down roofscape that runs on both the north and south sides of the block and evokes our nation's Native American history as it gives meaning to the city's original name, Manatus, which translated from the Lenape means "island of hills" - a topographical fact still evident on East 93rd Street, one of the steepest hill's left in all of Manhattan; two houses built and owned by the famous NY Loew Brothers and, inter alia, a house owned by the well-known New Yorker, William Orth.

It is imperative that the city act with all due speed to protect this incomparable collection of historic homes and gardens so rich in our nation's cultural and architectural history.

Thank you for your kind attention to this request.

Respectfully submitted,

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