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