Endangered NYC: Landmarks (or buildings that should be) get newspaper love
Tthe Corn Exchange building in Harlem as it looked when we profiled its plight in December 2006. It continues to rot. (Lane Johnson)
Since December 2006, amNewYork has been running an ongoing series, Endangered NYC, looking at the often neglected fight preservationists wage every day to save worthy examples of New York's built environment. Every December, we run a cover story, "10 to Save," which looks at specific examples of buildings or neighborhoods that are imperiled, be they landmarked or not. (And as we know, being landmarked often does not necessarily ensure protection.)
So we were happy to see both The New York Times and The New York Post this past week aggressively examine the state of our landmarks, as well as flaws in the landmarking system.
Their stories are well worth reading. And be on the lookout later in December for amNY's third installment of "10 to Save." We'll look at how the end of the destructive real-estate bubble offers a rare opportunity, and examine overlooked gems in the outer boroughs that deserve equal attention to their Manhattan brethren.
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