Rally to Save 35 Cooper Square

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 at 9:29 am by

Much like the endangered 135 and 206 Bowery, 35 Cooper Square is one of the last remaining federal-style row houses in area, and is under threat of demolition. In November, the latter lot was sold by Massey Knakal for $8.5 million, leaving NYU watering hole Cooper 35 Asian Pub in a state of limbo.

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Now you can support the preservation of this building. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is organizing a rally for Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm.  Other participating organizations include Historic Districts Council (HDC), Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI), and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP). Here are the deets:

Friday, 1/28
4:30 p.m.
35 Cooper Square

There will be a rally and press conference in front of 35 Cooper Square to save this wonderful Federal-style house from demolition and to push for landmark designation. It is one of the oldest  houses left on the Bowery. In addition to its architectural significance, its important historical and cultural associations range from a direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant to the building’s much later habitation by Diane DiPrima, the most influential woman of the Beat Generation. This much-beloved little building has been both a significant participant and a surviving witness to New York City history for 200 years!

Under the stipulations of the Landmarks Law, it qualifies on architectural, historical and cultural criteria for designation as a NYC individual landmark. Losing this house would be a significant loss to the history of the East Village for both cultural and historical reasons.

Click here to sign an online petition to landmark the property.

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