35 Cooper Square Receives Scaffolding [Updated]

Posted on: February 4th, 2011 at 2:01 pm by

35 Cooper Square might be razed quicker than previously thought.  Precisely one week after the rally and subsequent closure of Cooper 35 Asian Pub, activist Sally Young informed Vanishing NY that scaffolding just arrived on scene.

Young, who has been working tirelessly to preserve the property, noted the following:

Don’t know what this means, but scaffolding is going up in front of #35. The permit they applied for is an Alteration 3, which is supposed to be minor (facade work). It is also apparently a round-a-bout way to get a demolition permit more easily.

Paperwork was filed with the DOB just yesterday:

INSTALLATION OF 80 LINEAR FEET OF HEAVY DUTY SIDEWALK SHED FOR BUILDING ALTERATION, FILED SEPARATELY. LIVE LOAD 300 PSF. SIDEWALK SHED SHALL COMPLY WITH CHAPTER #33 OF THE 2008 CODE. NO CHANGE IN USE, OCCUPANCY OR EGRESS UNDER THIS APPLICATION.

UPDATE: Roland Li at Real Estate Weekly just heard from Bhatia that they’re “removing asbestos in the roof.and they took down the awning.”

Guess we won’t need to wait “three or four weeks” to hear from developer Arun Bhatia.  Get ready…

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  • Jstandish

    This is a truly sad occasion that despite the pleas of the community, elected representatives, community groups and NYU students this building will disappear. 35 Cooper Square is a historical anchor in the Cooper Square area. The LPC has landmarked other Federal-style houses with extensive renovations, why not this one? The crushed brownstone stucco facade was applied in the 19th century, but all the other wonderful elements of a Federal house are in place. We are losing too many of these wonderful little houses.

  • ———–m

    TO CHAIRMAN TIERNEY OF THE LPC – YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT TO DO NOTHING IN THIS MATTER IS A HOSTILE ACT AGAINST THE PEOPLE!

  • Archietexture

    Asbestos removal is a legally-required precursor to demolition.

  • Newbowery

    i removed similar parging, which is whats on this facade, from my townhouse and yes its a pain but its not that big a deal. if anything it encapsulates the original brick below and preserves it. this house is not excessively altered, it is clearly an economic issue. this city needs money and this lot is worth ALOT more in tax revenue with 20 condos on it.
    true, this building may not be a pristine or spectacular example of federal architecture on its own but what it contributes as the only remaining building from Americas first home grown style in such a historic square it is priceless.