Letters of Support

We are asking the Landmarks Preservation Commission to finally designate the Rose Reading Room and other public rooms in the 42nd Street Library as interior landmarks. You can support our campaign by signing our petition.

We are fortunate to be supported in our efforts by numerous individuals and organizations. Their statements of support can be found in the links below [in formation]:

Community Board Five

Historic Districts Council

New York Landmarks Conservancy

New York State Senator Brad Hoylman (2013)

Municipal Arts Society

Mosette Broderick, Director of Urban Design and Architecture Studies, New York University

Ellen Fisher, Dean and VP of Academic Affairs, New York School of Interior Design

Preservation League of New York State

Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, New York University

Judith Gura, Faculty, Design History and Theory, New York School of Interior Design

John Massengale, architect, urbanist and author

Society of Architectural Historians

Paul Ranogajec, Ph.D., art historian

New York State Senators Brady Hoylman and Liz Krueger (2017 joint letter)

Landmark West!

For a detailed report on the history of the rooms prepared by the Historic Districts Council, click HERE.