From Irving Berlin to Scott Joplin, Fats Waller to Cole Porter, the composers and lyricists of New York’s “Tin Pan Alley” wrote the songs that defined American popular culture from the late-1880s to the mid-1950s. A number of the structures where classic songs were written and published still remain in a stretch of buildings along 28th Street west of Broadway. Yet despite their undeniable significance, these properties sit unprotected and vulnerable, with no legal protection. Some of the most significant buildings are currently on the market as a “huge development site” of prime Manhattan real estate.
This is no way to treat America’s irreplaceable cultural history. The preservation of these row houses is long overdue and now it’s time for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to preserve these important structures for generations to come.
Please cilck the link and sign the petition, and encourage the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to save Tin Pan Alley.