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Manhattan's historic Tin Pan Alley is up for sale
AP via Yahoo ^ | Thu Oct 9, 9:32 AM ET | no byline

Posted on 10/14/2008 11:28:16 AM PDT by weegee

Tin Pan Alley, the home of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and other great American songwriters, is up for sale.

Five buildings on West 28th Street in Manhattan's Chelsea district are being offered as a group for $44 million. A listing on real estate Web site Loopnet recommends that the buildings be torn down and a high-rise take their place.

Preservationists and tenants aren't happy...

Tin Pan Alley housed a concentration of music publishers and songwriters from the 1890s to the 1950s.

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TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: americana; georgeandiragershwin; godblessamerica; godsgravesglyphs; irvingberlin; nyc; regentrification; tinpanalley

1 posted on 10/14/2008 11:28:17 AM PDT by weegee
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2 posted on 10/14/2008 11:45:01 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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I'm OK with tearing it down.

Let it live in memory.

Those who have followed have not lived up to the promise.

3 posted on 10/14/2008 11:56:05 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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A lot of these buildings are worth a lot of money if properly restored into residential and office space. That’s why during the 1990’s, both Harlem and the Bronx enjoyed economic booms as a lot of burnt-out structures suddenly became valuable as “fixer uppers.”

4 posted on 10/14/2008 11:56:46 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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Ordinarily I'd just add, not ping the list, but this relates to George and Ira Gershwin. Track down *any* version of "Rhapsody in Blue", but particularly the "from piano rolls" version, which is George's "unplugged" version. Thanks weegee!

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5 posted on 10/14/2008 6:10:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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That song always brings tears to my eyes, which is kinda embarrassing...especially during the airline commercials! :-P

But anyway, it's such a perfect encapsulation of "America" to me.

6 posted on 10/14/2008 10:34:17 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote. - Howie Carr)
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