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No, no, no, NoMad: Preservationists run amok with an overreaching historic-district expansion
April 9, 2015
Neighborhood and preservationist groups make mockery of the city’s landmarking powers with a proposal to triple the reach of the Madison Square North historic district.
In a bid up for a vote by Community Board 5 Thursday night, they seek “to protect and nourish the uniquely jumbled and diverse character of commercial, residential, artistic and small-office businesses” sprawling from 23rd up to 34th Sts., Park Ave. South to Sixth Ave., aka NoMad.
You name it, this scrappy part of Midtown has some of it, including a few buildings of such historic character that they cry out to stand forever.