35 Cooper Square Developer Agrees to Discuss Preservation
Last night, David Mulkins of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors sent along positive news regarding the fate of the embattled 35 Cooper Square. It seems developer Arun Bhatia heard the community outcry against demolishing this centuries-old Federal-style structure, and is willing to talk about preservation. This latest news comes two weeks after Community Board 3 passed a resolution to explain community sentiment to the property owners.
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The office of City Council Member Rosie Mendez reportedly arranged a meeting with the owners to discuss possible preservation efforts. But there is also concern about the current condition of 35 Cooper, as the recently-damaged rooftop is completely exposed to the elements. Deterioration is the primary concern here, so Mulkins is urging folks to write the developer’s PR representative to urge them to re-seat the protective cover. You can send an email to Jane Crotty expressing concerns.
Number 35 is the oldest building on what is now Cooper Square.