Published: March 3, 2013 – By GLENN COLEMAN

Oh, the tweedy talk among the architecturally correct about landmarking scores—scores!—of aging buildings in midtown east before the Bloomberg administration upzones the city’s most grand and central commercial district, unleashing the real estate hounds on these neglected

treasures that just need a little love and urban planning to bloom again.

What nonsense. I lived in a landmarked midtown apartment house off Fifth Avenue for several years. In a typical week I’d walk much of the 78-block area now proposed for rezoning like I was a beat cop.

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