This week, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission ruled to protect the interior of The Four Seasons — derailing owner Aby J. Rosen’s plans for extensive renovations. It seemed that after years of disagreements, there was finally a resolution. But even though Simeon Bankoff, the executive director of the Historic Districts Council, got his way, he couldn’t keep mum: He took to his Facebook page to sound off on the matter, writing, “Can’t say this on the [HDC] page but f–k Aby Rosen. F—k these hideous ogres who bully themselves into the places which make up our lives and ruin them … F—k them. These people are oppressors and should curl up and die.” Perhaps not the classiest response.
What a mess. Photo: Noah Kalina