Not all owners of old buildings want them to become historical sites

Commission for the protection of monuments wanted to highlight two hundred buildings in Greenwich village, which was awarded the status of historical — to keep the image of the city for future generations. However, they had to stop at seven.

The desire to preserve landmarks divided the public into two camps. A significant portion of district residents pleased by this decision. But building owners are not so positive. It would seem, possessing historical value, you can count on additional attention: but it is the owners and frustrating.

Under protection or under threat?

Building Strand decorates the streets of the city since 1902. The current owners of the house, through which he actually survived, bought it in 1997. Nancy Bess Weiden (Nancy Bass Wyden) fears that if her property has historic status, the building will require higher standards of service. But the increased costs will jeopardize the future fate of the buildings of the early twentieth century. One of the consequences of this increase in expenditures may be the loss of the legendary bookstore, which is located here since 1927, which essentially makes it the same attraction as the building itself.

The further fate of the building, and the shop can only guess, hoping that stories will be saved both.

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