Posts Tagged ‘Landmarks’

Is the Fight to Save Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue a Lost Cause?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

synagogue1 Community members and congregation leadership are butting heads over whether, and how, to save a cherished LES landmark The Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue (BHH) on the Lower East Side is in obvious ruin. The facade is crumbling, windows have been blown out and behind the barbed wire fence, trash and leaves have been accumulating for [&hellip
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Update: Landmarks Commission Says Former Beastie Boy’s Home Not a Landmark

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Photo by James Kelleher. NY Press recently reported Developer Stephan Boivin filed for demolition permits for the home at 186 Spring Street, which formerly belonged to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has been fighting to have the property preserved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The LPC recently declared the site not [&hellip
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A West Park Bake Sale Raises More Than Funds

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Megan Finnegan Outside of West Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, there was a bake sale Sunday, Aug. 8. Cupcakes and lemonade were on sale for $1 each. But instead of raising money for a charity or a community program, the money was going toward the church itself. West Park Presbyterian needs to raise more than $20 million for repairs
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Tour Bus Congestion Remains an Issue

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Police crackdown near Dakota has yielded little improvement By Reid Spagna Tour buses that idle in front of the historic Dakota and Majestic buildings on West 72nd Street and Central Park West have long frustrated residents. Despite police trying to crack down on double-decker buses that sit in front of these famous New York City [&hellip
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SCHOOL EXPANSION CLEARS HURDLE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Community Board 7’s landmark committee approved Columbia Grammar & Prep’s rear-yard expansion Dec. 10. The committee voted unanimously in favor of a new proposal that members felt was contextual with the surrounding buildings. Columbia Grammar ditched plans for a glass enclosure opposed by neighbors of the school, which owns several buildings on West 94th Street [&hellip
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