As the LPC Approves Demolition of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, We Should Get Creative with Preservation [OP-ED]
Posted July 12, 2017 at 9:39 am
Since its tragic fire, the future of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue has been a topic of much debate. Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum’s push for demolition of heavily damaged portions of the 167-year-old structure. There had been preliminary plans with the Chinese-American Planning Council to erect a new development pre-fire. Prior to yesterday’s […]
Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:00 am
It’s aliiiiiiive! After a seasons-long holding pattern, 135 Bowery is officially returning to the ranks of the living, albeit as a modern development. New scaffolding is in place. Also, contractors are currently assembling the Erector Set steel beams for the four-story tumor that will sprout from the destroyed remains of the former Federal-style row house. […]
Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:48 am
The years-in-the-making proposal to protect the east side of Bowery from rampant over-development gained some much-needed momentum last week.
Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am
Preservationists are in scramble mode to stop the proposal, mustering the troops to attend the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing tomorrow morning.
Posted May 4, 2012 at 10:27 am
Partners in Preservation announced last week that New York City was the chosen area for its efforts. Forty locations across the Five Boroughs were nominated as historical sites worthy of preservation funding.
Posted February 7, 2012 at 6:19 am
At the forefront of the campaign these last few years, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors continues the fight to safeguard our beloved thoroughfare.
Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:09 am
Through the tireless efforts of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, the issue of preserving the eastern side of the Bowery through rezoning is again at the forefront.
Posted October 20, 2011 at 6:09 am
The Bowery has overcome another step in the fight to achieve national recognition. Details after the jump!
Posted October 10, 2011 at 9:33 am
With the wrecking ball looming before 135 Bowery, and the loss of 35 Cooper Square still a bitter memory, there remains a silver lining.