Thursday, September 21, 2006


Please forgive the multiple emails of late...this one's important.

Century-Old Windows Trashed at Dakota Stable Landmark-in-Waiting

Last night, a day after the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced that it would hold a public hearing to consider designating the former Dakota Stable and the former New York Cab Company, workers arrived at the Dakota Stable and began ripping out the building's original, delicately arched, wooden windows. Glass crashed down onto the sidewalk and 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, unimpeded by the still-under-construction sidewalk shed (permits to erect the shed were obtained on Tuesday, within hours of the LPC decision to calendar the building for a hearing). See below for the result...

Landmark West! staff rushed to the scene, and a Department of Buildings inspector promptly issued a Stop Work Order for "failure to carry out demolition in a safe manner." The situation is unfolding as we write - we will follow up with more details soon.

Dakota Stable earlier this year...

...and this morning

Landmark West! has advocated for the designation of the Dakota Stable and New York Cab Company for 20 years.

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