Support the Landmark Status of 135 Bowery!

Posted on: August 17th, 2011 at 10:17 am by

Despite the Landmarks Preservation Commission ruling in June to designate the historic 135 Bowery as landmark, there’s still a chance the old survivor might perish.  The bank that owns the property is desperately trying to overturn the decision by applying pressure on City Council.  The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors set up a petition to prevent this from happening.  Head here to sign it.

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From the inbox:

Dear Friends of the Historic Bowery,

The historic buildings on the Bowery are under extreme threat. In May, New York lost the 1825 townhouse at 35 Cooper Square to a proposed tower development. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors and others have urged the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to act swiftly to save the remaining historic buildings on the Bowery and the LPC listened. The Citizen’s Savings Bank at 58 Bowery was recently designated a NYC landmark, and in June, the LPC voted to designate the circa 1818 Federal-style house at 135 Bowery as an individual landmark. But the future of 135 Bowery is still uncertain! While 135 Bowery is now a designated NYC landmark, the bank that owns it has an effort underway to bring the issue to City Council where they will be applying tremendous pressure to urge the Council to strip 135 Bowery of its landmark designation.

Please add your name to the petition to demonstrate broad public support for saving this rare surviving and intact townhouse from the Federal era. Sign the petition to tell Councilmember Margaret Chin and City Council that we do not want to lose this Bowery landmark.

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