Landmarks Commission Snubs Hotel Pennsylvania Again

Hotel Pennsylvania preservationist Gregory Jones recently received a Valentine’s Day greeting from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission–er, more of a Dear John letter, really.

The message, dated Feb. 14, reads: "At this time, the property does not appear to meet the criteria for designation and will not be recommended to the full commission for further consideration as a New York City landmark."

Yet, Mr. Jones, who has spearheaded efforts to save the old hotel from possible demolition, remains undaunted: "We won’t take no for an answer," he told The Observer via e-mail. "We will continue to find a new way of saving this hotel with or without the [commission’s] help."

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