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Preserving The Plaza

plaza hotel garter tossMayor Bloomberg deserves congratulations for investing his personal influence and the prestige of City Hall in brokering a deal to preserve the Plaza Hotel. As of mid-April, the owners of the Plaza say they have agreed to preserve some of its famed interior public rooms. The nearly century-old hotel’s exterior is an official city landmark, and now some of these treasured rooms — the two lobbies, Oak Room and Bar, Palm Court, Edwardian Room, and Grand Ballroom and Terrace — seem set for designation too. They all should be, and, just as importantly, they should be preserved in their historic form, not as shops. Continue Reading>>