Friday, April 20, 2007


More Changes, One More Chance
The New-York Historical Society has revised its plans (yet again) to alter its Central Park West "Triple Crown" Landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider these changes at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 3:00 PM. This could be “the vote.” You have one more chance to stop it.
The large community presence at the public meeting earlier this week gave a clear message to the Landmarks Commissioners, who sent the Society back to the drawing board. But the Society's quick turnaround suggests they are on a fast track towards getting approval for some, as-yet-undisclosed version of their plan. And, remember, we're not talking about minor changes to a facade -- we're talking about extensive changes to one of New York's most significant public buildings, changes that are clearly part of a much more intrusive scheme to build a 280-foot tower in the front yard of the Upper West Side, piercing the Central Park West skyline.
See you on Tuesday at 3:00 PM at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (
1 Centre Street
, 9th Floor of the Municipal Building located just northeast of City Hall - bring photo ID).

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