The State of Two New York’s

The destruction of Penn Station seen March 14, 1966. CR: Sam Falk/The NYT

The destruction of Penn Station seen March 14, 1966.
CR: Sam Falk/The NYT

(The fall of Penn Station, initiating the preservation movement in New York, 1966)

An interesting interview this week in New York Magazine between two dueling camps of the preservation and development fronts in New York City. On the one side is Jeremiah Moss, writer of Vanishing New York, and a fierce protectionist of all things “Old” New York. He fights for the establishment culture and mom and pop shops (for good reason) which are being obliterated by the massive rent hikes kicking well intended tenants out of our everyday storefronts.

On the other side is Nikolai Fedak, creator of New York Yimby, an oftentimes mis-aligned, but well intended blog highlighting all of the massive development which is displacing the establishment culture of New York. All in the name of Change.

Two interesting perspectives, and two very different viewpoints on what Change means for Our City, and the future it is headed.

You can read the article from New York Magazine, and form your opinion, HERE.

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