* Webster Hall, 119 E. 11th St., once home to Bohemian balls, labor rallies and a recording studio where Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra performed. It continues today as a dance club and live music venue.
* Eleventh Street Public Bath, 583 E. 11th St., built in 1903 as the city attempted to improve hygiene among the poor and lower classes. It was converted into a photo studio by Eddie Adams.
* Elizabeth Home for Girls, 307 E. 12th St., built in 1891 by the Children's Aid Society as a shelter for young women. It now has 13 co-op apartments.
* Beth Hamredash, 242 E. Seventh St., built in 1908 as a synagogue for Hungarian immigrants. Converted to residential use.
* The Public National Bank, 106 Avenue C, built in the early 1920s to serve primarily immigrant customers. Converted to apartments in the 1980s.
* Wheatsworth Factory, 444 E. 10th St., built in 1927 as a biscuit factory and the last remaining factory building in the neighborhood. Now a storage facility.
"These were important buildings," Tierney said of the structures that were selected in a block-by-block study of the neighborhood
Co-ops and storage facilities. It'd be easier to get a coffee cart landmarked in Manhattan than a historic row house in Queens.
The Ledger article says that residents (aka Michael Perlman) are fighting for a rezone rather than a landmark which was already rejected by storage-facility enthusiast Robert Tierny. A rezone says that any new structure will be in line with the rest of the block which is other historic townhouses. And it will be rejected too.