The Local – East Village got inside.
The construction equipment in the foreground is for work on the street. I hope they are going to do something to make it more pedestrian friendly. It is always a challenge crossing there.
Last night neighbors gathered to save an 1825 building from demolition in NYC’s East Village. Sally Young, and David Mulkins of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation speak in the video.
Sign PETITION to Landmark 35 Cooper Square:
Candlelight Vigil to Save #35 Cooper Square !
Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30pm
@ 35 Cooper Square (btwn 5th & 6th Street )
This is a candlelight vigil, not only about saving the house at 35 Cooper Square, but now, with this house as a symbol, of saving our whole neighborhood from unscrupulous developers that care nothing about our lives, our neighborhoods, or about our communities. We need to send a message, that one, we will not tolerate the demolition of 35 Cooper Square-they must incorporate this historic building into their major building plans. In addition to this-our message about further out-of-scale development to our neighborhood-will not be tolerated by the community of the East Village. Developers-take heed-we’ve had it and we will fight back!
Update: This story in the NY Times says that the removal of the roof tiles is recent.
A look at 35 Cooper Square from the north. From the decrepit state of the roof the interior must be soaked and probably rotting. Why waste money on a tarp, when demolition is intended. Does anyone know when it was last occupied?
You can see the size of the lot that is at stake.
Administrative code 28-105.1 – General. It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter,
repair, move, demolish, remove or change the use or occupancy of any
building or structure in the city, or to erect, install, alter, repair,
or use or operate any sign or service equipment in or in connection
therewith, or to erect, install, alter, repair, remove, convert or
replace any gas, mechanical, plumbing or fire suppression system in or
in connection therewith or to cause any such work to be done unless and
until a written permit therefore shall have been issued by the
commissioner in accordance with the requirements of this code, subject
to such exceptions and exemptions as may be provided in section
This building originally called 391 Bowery was probably build in 1825. It is about to be demolished. evgrieve.com/2011/02/35-cooper-square-this-much-beloved.html