Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spread The Word!

Spread the word around about this site, and the proposed demolition of Hotel Pennsylvania. We need all the help we can get!

As you may know the Historic Hotel Pennsylvania is slated to be demolished by the current owners Vornado Realty Trust. Now some of you may say it deserves to be knocked down, but we don't. We feel it should be saved and restored to its original beauty.

The local community board for the are (CB5) said it should be saved, the HDC said it should be saved, the community said it should be save, so why doesn't the city want to save it? Easy, money and greed. Stop the greed, help us to help the hotel, write to city and tell them that you want the Hotel Pennsylvania saved.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Christine Quinn

Well, we finally got around to drafting a letter to New York City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn. We are asking her to block the re-zoning application and push the LPC to pass the landmark request for the Hotel Pennsylvania. If you would like to contribute to the letter please post your comments and let us know.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Well we made it on to Facebook too! Come join us on Facebook. Or follow us on Twitter. Either way join us, and share your thoughts on the Hotel.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Photo Collection

Please take a look at all of the photographs of Hotel Pennsylvania, and photographs of dinnerware and other items that used to be in Hotel Pennsylvania. Dinnerware photographs courtesy of Steven Lepore


We made it on to twitter today, come join us and tell us what you think!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Time is running out!

Time is running out people, we need your help! As you know it's an election year for our favorite politicians, including the man himself, Mike Bloomberg. He is the one who has the ultimate power over the City Counsel and the LPC.

We urge you if you are a citizen of NYC, and care about the fate of your neighborhood, then please contact your local Assemblymen, Congressmen, Senator, and Borough President, and ask them to aid us in our cause to landmark the Hotel Pennsylvania. This is a cause that effects everyone who lives in any developed area. We can not stand by and let Vornado tear down this Hotel. It's a matter of principal, we can not let big development companies dictate to us what is acceptable and what is not.

Should we simply just let them knock down the hotel? "Well why not?" you may ask, "It will create jobs, and boost the city's economy." Will it? What happens to the hundreds of people that currently work there? Is Vornado going to give them new jobs? I think not. Do you honestly think they care about the people who work there?

Remember people, this is everyone's fight.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Youtube Channel

Ok we finally got around to creating a channel on Youtube. Now we just need to get some videos uploaded. If anyone has any videos of the Hotel Pennsylvania, please let us know at We will contact you with an place where you can upload them. Thanks again to everyone.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fire at Hotel Pennsylvania

On Monday, a fire broke out in room 703 of the Hotel Pennsylvania, the cause of is (as far as I know) still under inventigation. You can check out the video here. This makes the second fire in less then a year. Te last time was back on October 3, 2008 whena fire broke out in a laundry closet on the 8th floor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

National Trust for Historic Preservation

We managed to find out from one of our followers contact information for a preservation group, after contacting them we received this response:

Dear Preservationist:

Thank you for contacting the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Please accept my apologies for this late response. We receive a high volume of information requests, and we are just able to respond to you now.

Because we receive such a high volume of information requests, we have developed a standard reply and information sheet to help answer your questions. While not all of the information below will be relevant, much of the information in this reply will get you started on saving this historic hotel.

If you haven’t already, your first step is to contact New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Statewide Preservation Partner to alert them to the threat to this historic property and to find out what assistance is available at the state and local level to preserve the site. Please use this link to find the contact information for the SHPO and Statewide organization in New York:

The National Trust’s Preservation Books offers several publications which will be helpful to you, including “Buying Time for Heritage: How to Save an Endangered Historic Property,” “Rescuing Historic Resources: How to Respond to a Preservation Emergency” and “Threatened Treasures: Creating Lists of Endangered Sites.” In addition, there are publications specific to saving historic schools, railroad depots, barns, religious properties, bridges, and theaters. We also offer publications which will help you make the case for the economic benefit of preservation, including our “Dollars & Sense” reports on the economic and fiscal impacts of historic preservation in states such as Virginia, and in communities such as Galveston, Denver, Knoxville, and Philadelphia. Please use this link to access our Preservation Books.

For more help with making your case in favor of preservation, please visit the advocacy section of our website using this link:

Please visit our website at this link,, for Frequently Asked Questions on the topic of “How to Preserve a Historic Building.” This information offers a comprehensive guide to preserving a historic property, and it includes a list of helpful preservation resources. It also includes information on listing historic sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

You might consider nominating this site to the National Trust’s annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. For more information, link here: In addition, many statewide and local preservation groups also put together annual endangered lists. Check with your state and local organizations to see how to nominate this site to their lists; for their contact information, see the link above.

Your question may have involved listing an historic building on the National Register, finding out if it is on the National Register, or information on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. You can find this information at the following websites: and or by calling your SHPO. You should always contact your SHPO before you begin the National Register nomination process.

After you have read this information and have contacted your SHPO and Statewide organization, you might want to follow up with the National Trust’s Northeast Regional Office, which handles New York. Please use this link for the contact information for that office: When you follow up with our Regional Office staff, please make sure you include any information that you have obtained about the status of the site from the city, SHPO and statewide organizations.

I’m not sure if you are already a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. If you are, let me take this opportunity to thank you for your support. If you aren’t, I hope you will consider joining. Members of the National Trust receive our award-winning magazinePreservation. In addition, members receive free or discounted admission to our historic house museums in the United States. With your dues, you will participate in a nationwide undertaking to save the best of America's past. To see preservation work the National Trust is undertaking in your state, please link here to read your regional office's newsletter: Please visit to join the National Trust.

Thank you for your interest in preservation!


Lee Lampos

Lee David Lampos Program Assistant, Information Center, Membership Development

National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202.588.6131 Fax: 202.588.6085 Email:

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Save The Hotel Pennsylvania Blog

Welcome! Welcome to the new home of the "Save The Hotel Pennsylvania" project. I' finally got around to put up a site, where people could leave us feed back, and post their comments on not only the project, but what they think of the hotel as well.

Each day we will attempt to make sure that news of some sort pertaining to the hotel, or our efforts to preserve it. Keep checking back!