It certainly goes without saying that the city has seen a lot of change over the years, especially with the rise of gentrification in recent decades.
While some of the updates are necessary, there is still so much history in New York City that deserves to be preserved.
The structures that manage to stick around transport us back to the earlier days of NYC and give us a peek into what life was like back then.
One of these structures is The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal. You may know it already.
The space was originally an office of railroad tycoon John W. Campbell in the 1920s, and was later transformed my Mark Grossich (who spent a hefty $2.5 million to restore it) into the beautiful bar and lounge that it is now.
And given recent events, our fingers are crossed that it stays that way.
The space has allegedly been purchased by The Gerber Group, a business that owns several nightclubs, including Irvington restaurant and bar inside the W Hotel.
Scott Gerber, who runs The Gerber Group, has said that his goal is to restore the bar and give it new life.
However, given Gerber's previous business ventures, many worry that this classic and historical lounge space might be turned into a garish and trendy nightclub.
Hopefully, Gerber's vision maintains the iconic nature of The Campbell Apartment. After all, we'd really hate to see Grand Central Terminal fall down the ranks as Penn Station did.
One Penn Station is more than enough, thank you.[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]