Extend Carnegie Hill Historic District one block to Protect Historic East 93rd Street sign now

We, the undersigned, agree that the Carnegie Hill Historic District should be extended one block east so as to include historic East 93rd Street between Lexington & Third Avenues.

Currently endangered by the continuous threat of demolition, this historic block needs immediate protection from further devastation (see http://savemarxbrothersplace.wordpress.com/).

Inclusion in the Historic District, the boundary for which is currently just one block shy of this remarkable collection of some of NYC's most important homes, will help protect the unique catalogue of architectural and cultural history, as represented by the distinctive homes on this block, for future generations.

The incomparable stories told by the 19th century houses on East 93rd Street are the Rosetta Stone to understanding our particular urban culture and the patterns of development as they unfolded throughout New York City's important history.

Houses in the collection on this block pre-date any of the homes already in the Carnegie Hill Historic District, but for one wood frame house on 92nd Street between Lexington & Park Avenues. These extant houses on East 93rd Street stood on the block before there ever even existed a Lexington Avenue, now famous throughout the world.

In addition to this extraordinary catalogue of NYC's architectural history, and the story it tells regarding the evolution of the Borough's development, the block also features one of the most remarkable cultural treasures in the City's vast collection.

Making regular pilgrimages to the block are tourists from all across the globe eager to see the extant childhood home of the world's most Iconic Comic Genuises - the Marx Brothers. Described in loving detail in the critically acclaimed memoir 'Harpo Speaks', the Marx Brothers House is an irreplaceable jewel in the crown of our city's cultural history.

We urge the City of New York and the Landmarks Preservation Commission to act with all due speed to protect this historic block from further devastation. We respectfully request that the Carnegie Hill Historic District be extended one block east so as to include East 93rd Street between Lexington & Third Avenues.

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  • 16 February 20161000. Martin Am
    yeah i'd like to preserve it 'n everything but how the house got there i'll never know!
  • 15 February 2016999. Charlsie H
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016998. Todd S
    This is vital history.
  • 15 February 2016997. Chris R
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  • 03 February 2016992. David E
    THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US LATE AND SOON, GETTING AND SPENDING, WE LAY WASTE OUR POWERS.
  • 02 February 2016991. Valentina A
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  • 02 February 2016990. Jeff W
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  • 01 February 2016989. Melissa P
    Unthinkable that this should be destroyed!
  • 01 February 2016988. Jeanne W
    Long Live The Marx Brothers !!!!!
  • 01 February 2016987. Solveig B
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2016986. Ann W
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016985. Michael B
    Once histort goes,the spirit goes along with it!
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  • 26 January 2016983. Gary P
    I support this petition
  • 25 January 2016982. Julie W
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 2016981. Mina F
    in Memory of Julius, Leonard, Adolph, Milton, Herbert, Sam and Minnie Marx: Save this House, Save this Street!
  • 24 January 2016980. Lisa T
    I support this petition
  • 20 January 2016979. Elizabeth D
    New floor through condomniums: 30 million dollars; the Marx Brothers: priceless!
  • 17 January 2016978. Gabriela M
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016977. Steven S
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  • 17 January 2016976. Dave H
    History is good for the future.
  • 16 January 2016975. Jenille Wilson
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Adrian ShortBy:
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Petition target:
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Council Member Dan Garodnick and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

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