Posts Tagged ‘West Park Presbyterian Church’

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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter WAR DOC SCREENS AT UWS CHURCH West-Park Presbyterian Church, at 165 W. 86th St., is hosting an advance screening of a new documentary film, The Second Meeting, followed by a panel discussion with one of the film’s subjects and the producer and director, Željko Mirkovi. The film follows U.S. Air Force pilot Dale Zelko on [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Sean Creamer & Megan Bungeroth SHAKESPEARE’S LADIES Just about all of Shakespeare’s characters are iconic symbols of the human condition, and the same can be said of the heroines within his tales. The experimental Shakespeare ensemble Dark Lady Players will be performing Shakespeare’s Annunciation parodies Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m. at West-Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St. The event is free to attend and [&hellip
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A West Park Bake Sale Raises More Than Funds

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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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LANDMARK CHURCH GETS FUNDRAISER

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By Dan Rivoli The century-old West Park Presbyterian Church will benefit from a June 23 fundraiser to renovate its crumbling façade. The expensive restoration project was one of the reasons Rev. Robert Brashear opposed historic preservation, arguing that landmark regulations would make it difficult to work with a developer to fund such repairs. Now, his [&hellip
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AFTER LANDMARKING, A PLAN

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After intense, opposing lobbying from preservationists and the leader of West Park Presbyterian Church, the City Council officially designated the church a landmark May 12. Now, Rev. Robert Brashear and Council Member Gale Brewer are working to develop a proposal to raise enough cash to fix the crumbling exterior and allow church services to move [&hellip
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Church Moves Closer to Landmark Status, But Sale Looms

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West Park Presbyterian Church is one step closer to achieving landmark status, but its reverend says the deteriorating building may be sold. The City Planning Commission voted unanimously March 9 to landmark the century-old church, at 165 W. 86th St. and Amsterdam Avenue. The City Council will now hold a public hearing on the designation [&hellip
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Century-Old Church Gets Landmark Status

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In a hard-fought victory for community preservationists, the city designated West Park Presbyterian Church a landmark Jan. 12. Rev. Robert Brashear, however, now faces complicating restrictions as he seeks ways to finance restoration of the aging building, at 165 W. 86th St. and Amsterdam Avenue. Preservations had long urged the city to protect the historic [&hellip
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