New plans to restore the Coit Tower made us ponder the value a unique landmark brings to a city.
This is the first in a series of articles exploring landmarking in New York City.
The New York Times once described the Pussycat Lounge as "set on a block where one might feel comfortable urinating against a building." People love this place precisely because it's grungy and hasn't changed since the 1970s. It's also one of the last neighborhood bars in the area.
Right here in New York, a church on 20th st. and 6th ave. has served as religious institution, night club (2 incarnations: Limelight and later, Avalon), weekend market and now, a forthcoming retail location.