Historic East 93rd Street

Historic East 93rd Street
Historic Marx Brothers Place in Carnegie Hill NYC

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Preservation Diaries - 'On The Waterfront: All Shiny & New?' By Susan Kathryn Hefti

Thank you all for taking the time to read The Preservation Diaries written by author & 93rd Street Beautification Association co-chair Susan Kathryn Hefti and published by NY Theater Critic & Huffington Post contributor Leonard Jacobs at his popular online magazine - The Clyde Fitch Report. We really appreciate your continued enthusiasm for the column!

We would now like to invite you all to read the latest installment - 'On The Waterfront: All Shiny & New?' which you can access by simply clicking on this link: http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2010/10/on-the-waterfront-all-shiny-and-new/.

And of course as always, please do share this link with all your friends & colleagues!

Many thanks for your time & interest! We hope you enjoy the read and look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Please send preservation news tips, story ideas & info to: ThePreservationDiaries@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

93rd Street Beautification Association Launches 'The Doggy Movie' to YouTube!

Advocating on behalf of historic Marx Brothers Place in NYC, the 93rd Street Beautification Association invites everybody to watch its latest preservation short (9 min) - The Doggy Movie - which has JUST been launched to YouTube!

Please take a moment now to watch The Doggy Movie by simply clicking on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDMJhFTEF4!

Starring beloved Marx Brothers Place residents Jackie the Boston Terrier (voiced by Judith Hendra) & Victor the Black Russian Terrier (voiced by Kurt Fuller), the little movie is a real HOWL!!!

We hope you all enjoy the flick!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Doggy Movie Trailer

Don't miss the World Premiere of The Dignified Denizens of Marx Brothers Place this Thursday, September 16 at the New York Public Library, 112 East 96th Street NYC, 6-7PM.

Please RSVP for this FREE film screening to: 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com today & help save Marx Brothers Place!

In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek trailer of The Doggy Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7pkmJiWAgM!

See you at the movies!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Clyde Fitch Report Takes on Forces of Evil

A new post on The Clyde Fitch Report takes direct aim at the evil forces of politics who continue to cook up petty witchy ways to obstruct the lawful and inevitable landmarking of historic Marx Brothers Place in Carnegie Hill, NYC.

CFR editor Leonard Jacobs' message to these dirty politicians is loud & clear: Get your hands out of your pockets, your thumbs out of your ears and get the heck out of the way of history!

Please read the whole article on The Clyde Fitch Report today: http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2010/09/spurned-by-cb8-and-garodnick-marx-brothers-place-goes-to-the-dogs/#comment-24105.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Don't Miss Sneak Peek World Premiere of The Marx Brothers Place Doggy Movie: September 16

You're invited to the sneak peek World Premiere of the latest Marx Brothers Place preservation campaign movie short - The Dignified Denizens of Marx Brothers Place - September 16 at 6PM.

For more information about this exciting film screening, please just click on this link: http://savemarxbrothersplace.blogspot.com/.

RSVP to 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com (with name & number of people in your party) at your earliest convenience.

Thanks & we hope to see you all at The Doggy Movie on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6PM.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Please Vacate Invalid Vote on Marx Brothers Place

Please cut & paste & email the following message to Community Board 8 Chair, Ms. Jacqueline Ludorf at: thompson@cb8m.com with a copy to 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com. Thank you!

SUBJECT LINE: Please Vacate Invalid July 21, 2010 CB8 Vote

Dear Ms. Ludorf,

In light of the facts surrounding the July 21, 2010 Community Board 8 vote on the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request for Evaluation (RFE), I hereby respectfully request that CB8 vacate that tainted vote and restore the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request to the full CB8 Board calendar for a fair and proper vote at the earliest possible date.

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.



The 93rd Street Beautification Association Asks CB8 to Vacate Tainted July 21 Vote on Marx Brothers Place

On July 19, 2010, Community Board 8 Landmarks Committee Co-Chair Jane Parshall announced that she had to recuse herself from any involvement in voting on historic Marx Brothers Place because she has a conflict of interest which ethically precludes her from being able to participate in the matter.

With Parshall out of the mix, the Landmarks Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of supporting the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request to landmark the historic block. The 7-0 vote (with Parshall's 1 abstention) was a huge boost to finally moving the preservation campaign forward in trying to get it calendared for a public hearing before the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The next step was supposed to be a Full CB8 Board vote scheduled for July 21, 2010. But before the matter ever had a chance to see the light of day, CB8's Landmarks Committee Co-Chair Jane Parshall - ignoring her own admitted conflict of interest - inappropriately inserted herself into the matter and prejudiced the Full Board vote.

As justice demands that the invalid July 21, 2010 CB8 vote be vacated, the 93rd Street Beautification Association has asked CB8 to immediately set aside the 7/21/10 vote - tainted by Parshall's inappropriate actions - and restore the Association's Request to the CB8 calendar as soon as possible.

To help save Marx Brothers Place, please just click on the following link and cut & paste & send the message to CB8 today: http://93rdstreetbeautificationassociation.blogspot.com/2010/09/please-vacate-invalid-vote-on-marx.html

Marx Brothers Place Has its Own YouTube Channel Page

We hope you enjoy learning more about historic Marx Brothers Place by visiting our Channel Page on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYDXSuvJefA&feature=channel_page.

We also invite you to keep up with all the doings of the block by becoming a subscriber to Marx Brothers Place on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MarxBrothersPlace and following us on Twitter @93rdStreet.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NYC CB8's Landmarks Committee Votes 7-0 to Support 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request to Landmark Marx Brothers Place in Carnegie Hill

On July 19, 2010, New York City Community Board 8's (CB8) Landmarks Committee voted 7-0 (with one abstention) to support the 93rd Street Beautification Association's Request for Evaluation (RFE) asking the city to extend the Carnegie Hill Historic District (CHHD) one block east so as to include the incomparable collection of historic structures on East 93rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.

As these elegant antiques - evoking the city's architectural and cultural history - remain vulnerable to demolition on a daily basis, the overwhelming support registered by the CB8 Landmarks Committee vote brought a huge sigh of relief to the block; its fans and residents.

Historic East 93rd Street is popularly known as Marx Brothers Place - a name coined by famed preservationist Tony Wood - because the block includes the beloved childhood home of the Marx Brothers in addition to brownstones older than any that are already in the CHHD while boasting a steeped-down roofscape unique to the steep topography of this little stretch of the Carnegie Hill.