Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York

A Love Affair with a Landmark in Manhattan: An Arresting Drama in Greenwich Village. [Opinions expressed are the views of OLD JEFF unless attributed to other - - potentially less-reliable - - sources, i.e., newcomers who have not been around since 1832 on Sixth Avenue.]

Monday, November 07, 2005

"See No Evil" at Landmarks Preservation

Does this landmark looked well-preserved?
Or is an injustice being committed at a former courthouse?

Landmarks_Preservation_Commission_Chairman_Robert_B._Tierney said:
The work of the Landmarks Preservation Commission has never been more vital. Historic preservation plays an integral role in the City’s economy and quality of life for visitors and residents alike. In all five boroughs, unique architectural and historical properties serve as invaluable reminders of New York City’s nearly 400 years of urban growth. . . . The Commission takes great pride in preserving the character of our neighborhoods and buildings, in the belief that landmarks anchor community renewal and pride and touch all New Yorkers.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission
Municipal Building:
1 Centre Street [9th floor], New York, NY 10007
Public Information Officer
* * * MISSION: The Landmarks Preservation Commission was established by the Landmarks Law in 1965 in order to: Safeguard the city's historic, aesthetic, cultural heritage. ... blah-blah-blah . . . Help stabilize and improve property values in historic districts. blah-blah-blah ... Encourage civic pride in the beauty + accomplishments of the past. blah-blah-blah ... Protect and enhance the city's attractions for tourists. blah-blah-blah ... Strengthen the city's economy. blah-blah-blah ... Promote the use of landmarks for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the people of New York City. blah-blah-blah . . . .

[exterior tableau, Jefferson Market Court]
Jefferson Market.