Activists campaigning to preserve the historic Hotel Pennsylvania have unveiled a slew of new propaganda in anticipation of Thursday’s community board meeting on the possibility of landmarking the old inn.
There’s a revamped Web site and also some slick new pamphlets, which one guy yesterday heroically distributed outside the hotel under tremendous strain: “My Right Arm from carrying all the bags and holding up the stack of fliers while blabbing is killing me.”
There’s also chatter about taking the fight to MySpace and public access TV–perhaps even infiltrating Barnes & Noble with “stealth bookmarks.”
One guy might even cut class to attend Thursday’s 6 p.m. meeting at 227 West 27th Street, Building “C”, Haft Auditorium, 2nd Floor, and put in his three minutes worth of two cents.
Victory over demolition-minded Vornado, though, won’t come easy.
“Landmarking is not an easy process,” as Community Board 5 Chairman David Siesko told the Times‘ Jake Mooney on Friday. “Neither the community board nor the landmarks committee goes about this process lightly.”