Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Save Tin Pan Alley!!

New York City should not raze it's cultural history for more condo high rises. Tin Pan Alley was songwriting capital of the world for many years.

W28th between Broadway and 6th should be a national landmark. It's importance to our culture is extremely significant. Icons such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan & The Band as well as Ragtime artists gave their heart and soul for us within these walls from the 1880s to the 1960s.
According to the New York Post "The buildings, at 47, 49, 51, 53 and 55 West 28th Street, are being sold as a group for - hold on to your hat in these cacophonous economic times - a mere $44 million."

Visit www.hdc.org and sign the petition to help save this historical musical treasure.

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