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Manhattan's Forgotten Landmarks Worth Preserving

09/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

MANHATTAN DEVELOPMENT HAS finally slowed - which means it's time to take stock of what remains. Now that buildings once destined for the wrecking ball have been given a reprieve, maybe we can save a few more.

Earlier this year, it was reported on the Lost City blog that Frankie & Johnnie's, the venerable steakhouse and former speakeasy on West 45th Street, would not be closing as had been previously expected. The restaurant, along with the 19th-century building that houses it, will likely remain visible for at least two more years, its owners having renegotiated their lease.

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