DEMOLITION WORK CONTINUES AT DAKOTA STABLE
Brace yourself for ominous sights and sounds if you walk past the Dakota Stable building at 77th Street and Amsterdam today. Workers arrived this morning and, to neighbors' horror, began jackhammering off the building's beautiful, corbelled-brick cornice and decorative elements around the windows, as captured in the photographs below.
Such destruction, only days before the Landmarks Preservation Commission's scheduled public hearing to consider protecting the building as an official landmark, is a direct challenge to the landmarks process. It is all the more important to have an incredible turnout at the Tuesday, October 17, hearing, starting at 9:30 AM! The fate of the Dakota Stable and its neighbor, the former NY Cab Company, is in the Landmarks Commission's hands. They need to hear from you! Please also go to http://www.landmarkwest.org/stables.html and, if you haven't already, sign the online petition to show your support for landmark designation of both the Dakota Stable and the NY Cab Company! Please also express your support and concern to the Landmarks Commission and NYC Council Member Gale Brewer (please cc. firstname.lastname@example.org):
Hon. Robert B. Tierney, Chair
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
Hon. Gale A. Brewer, City Council