Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Is the end near for this illegal rooftop addition?

Today's Wall Street Journal reports interesting developments on West 68th Street ...

Since 2009, LW! has tirelessly advocated for the wholesale removal of an illegal rooftop addition at 12-14 West 68th StreetWe 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."  

In protecting the integrity of 12-14 West 68th Street, we are standing up for nothing short of the integrity of the Landmarks Law itself!  Read testimony provided by LANDMARK WEST! to the LPC on this issue, read the article, share it with others, and stay tuned for more on this issue!

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