Jumpin' Butterballs! You might think you're in the Marx Brother's movie "Room Service" around here, the way the bumbling, incompetent management keeps trying to evict the struggling artists (some things never change), but at least no one has seriously proposed demolishing the Chelsea. But the childhood homoe of Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo doesn't have our landmark status.
Marx Brothers Place is the NYC block where the beloved childhood home of the Marx Brothers still stands - as of today. But, since Marx Brothers Place is but one block shy of the boundary for the Carnegie Hill Historic District, the Marx Borthers House and every other house on th block remains vulnerable to demolition. Three beautiful 19th century houses have already been demolished to make room for a modern CONDO-Complex!
Please join Harpo's son, Bill Marx; Woody Allen; Bob Weide and so many others who have signed the petitions (2) to extend the CH Historic District to include Marx Brothers Place, and to ask NYC to officially co-name East 93rd Street between Lexington & Third Avenues 'Marx Brothers Place'.
Spoiler Alert! In case, after 70 years, you haven't seen "Room Service" in the end Groucho and his brothers manage to put on their play and pay the hotel their back rent. Though Stanley Bard was only a toddler when the movie first came out, he seem to have absorbed the lessons of the film.