Tammany Hall (also known as the Society of St. Tammany), the building that was once the epicenter of the Democratic party in New York City and State, has been named an official city historic landmark. A week before election day, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to landmark the Tammany Hall building on Union Square East and 17th Street. Currently, the building houses the New York Film Academy. Read the full article from the NY Daily News.
“The architecture is interesting, evocative and referential, but the history of Tammany makes it stand out,” said Landmarks Commission Chairman Robert Tierney. “Tammany means a lot of things to a lot of people, but it’s certainly a touchstone of New York City, state and national politics.”