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7 Theaters on 42nd Street Fail to Make Cut for Landmark Consideration

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani and Emily Frost  | February 23, 2016 — A host of theaters along 42nd Street being weighed for landmark designationwere removed from a list of sites under consideration by the city, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Tuesday.

At a hearing addressing the status of 95 backlogged properties, seven theaters were removed from consideration, including the Times Square and New Apollo theaters at 215-223 W. 42nd St. and the Selwyn Theater at 229-231 W. 42nd St. The theaters were not included on the priority list because they are already subject to historic preservation requirements, LPC spokeswoman Damaris Olivo said Tuesday.

“The requirements are implemented by a committee, which includes a LPC-appointed member and a professional preservationist,” she added.

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