Yes, I was there. They want full landmark status.
It was a great night, but Hattie at least should have been there!
They went all the way back to the building's construction in 1876, talked about the father and son mayors of Ave. A, and much more, including the architect, stonework, etc.
The presentations ended with a dazzling 5-minute edit of Nelson Sullivan's great video work. Presented by Joe Jeffreys. With: Ilku, Hathoway, Dimension, Ransom, Tabboo!, Phace, Vandenberg, Sex, Bunny, RuPaul, de Lago, Eichelberger (why am i doing last names?), Tee, DJ Dmitri, more, more more.
Iris did a sparkling 10 min. talk with images from Lynn Grabowski of (let's see last names again?) Kelly, Craig, Hathoway, Phace, Epperson/Lipsynka, Nakas & co, Jesurun, her, me, more also. Her talk went all the way up to a quote from Hapi about the evolution since the late '80s.
An initial application was rejected but this is not the end. We all signed petition letters on the spot.
101 Ave A on Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation