Petition To Save NYC’s Playpen Theater, Oldest Vaudeville House

posted by NativeForestHiller on September 26, 2007 at 7:45 am

I would appreciate it if you can sign an online petition to save what is more than likely NYC’s oldest vaudeville Theater, the Playpen on 8th Avenue between 43rd & 44th Streets, which was known as the Ideal Theatre in 1916. The clock is ticking, and the Committee To Save The Playpen Theater amongst other preservationists, need all the help we can get to spare this intact Beaux Art gem. Demolition permits are pending, and we’re trying to convince developer Daniel Tishman to donate it to a non-profit. Please sign the online petition, post a brief comment, & forward the following to as many contacts as possible. Your assistance is invaluable!

Playpen Petition

For more information: Save the Playpen

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Comments (5)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 26, 2007 at 10:09 am

Already done. Ninety-one years of survival – even through the grime of the “Minnesota Strip” days – and now to be carelessly pounded into oblivion for yet another overpriced condominium for the well-to-do! I’m not optomisitic as greed always trumps historical preservation in this City, but as long as the building still stands, hope is alive. Good luck with your efforts!

HowardBHaas on September 26, 2007 at 5:31 pm

So, signed. Good luck, Michael.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 27, 2007 at 4:26 am

I have signed, and reminded what happened in 1983 when 5 theatres bit the dust! It must not happen again.

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