"See No Evil" at Landmarks Preservation
Does this landmark looked well-preserved?
Or is an injustice being committed at a former courthouse?
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
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 . . . .
Photo: JUSTICE IS WITHIN
[exterior tableau, Jefferson Market Court]