Since 2009, LW! has tirelessly advocated for the wholesale removal of an illegal rooftop addition at 12-14 West 68th Street. We were thrilled to report just this past March that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) had--for the second time!--denied the property owner's request to legalize the addition after-the-fact (more here as well!). A tremendous win for the community!
Now, in his May 4, 2010, article in the WSJ, reporter Craig Karmin cites an LPC source as indicating the the owner of 12-14 West 68th Street is making moves "to remove the entire [illegal] floor." Such an outcome would be the realization of exactly what LW! and a league of others have been advocating for from day one. As LW's own Arlene Simon states in the WSJ article, LW! "organized in all five boroughs to protest this ... if it can happen here it can happen anywhere."