Recommending Landmark Designation for the Rose Reading Room

Brad Hoylman

April 02, 2013

On April 1, I sent a letter to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) echoing Community Board 5’s Request for Evaluation for the designation of The Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading Room (Rose Reading Room), located at 476 Fifth Avenue, as an Interior Landmark. As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries and the Senator whose district includes NYPL’s Central Building, I strongly believe that the Rose Reading Room merits favorable consideration for interior landmark designation.  Please see my letter below.