R. Michael Brown, Red Hook Interior Designer, 78

RED HOOK, N.Y. – R. Michael Brown, who lived in Re Hook and New York City, an interior designer who helped designate 117 New York City interiors as landmarks, died Thursday, June 16, due to lymphoma., reports The New York Times. He was 78.

Appointed to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1977, he was instrumental in helping interior landmarks obtain protection by the committee. Brown saved spaces at locations including Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the original City Hall Subway station, reports The New York Times.

Brown resided in New York City and Red Hook. His only immediate survivor is his partner, Stephen Frost, according to The New York Times.

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