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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