Brownstone Midblocks and West-Park Presbyterian Church Join the "Race to Save City's Urban Heritage" (amNY, Dec. 21-23, 2007)
Millions of subway riders rely on amNew York for news and entertainment while riding the rails. The weekly newspaper makes a point of covering the issues nearest and dearest to New Yorkers, including (for the second year in a row) a list of the "most endangered" historic sites in the city.
This year's list of "Buildings whose loss lessens NYC" highlights "Sacred Buildings" and "Residential Blocks Under Attack By High-Rises," in the company of the old Hotel Pennsylvania, Underground Railroad sites on Duffield Street in Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn waterfront. Specific examples cited by amNY are West-Park Presbyterian Church (86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) and "Congregation Shearith Israel's plan to build a nine-story luxury condo on the brownstone block of West 70th Street." For the complete article, go to <http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-endangered1221,0,6213239.story.
For more information on HOW YOU CAN HELP protect sites like these and get updates on last year's most endangered list including First Baptist Church (79th Street and Broadway, on our landmark designation Wish List) and the former Horn & Hardart Automat at 104th Street and Broadway (on our Wish List, designated a landmark in January 2007!), please visit <http://www.landmarkwest.org/advocacy/wishlist.htm, <http://www.landmarkwest.org/advocacy/70st.html and <www.protectwest70.org. To sign an online petition for landmark designation for West-Park Presbyterian, go to <www.landmarkwest.org/westpark.
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The fight to preserve the soul of New York continues...Happy 2008!