35 Cooper Square

Preservationists Fuming Over LPC Plan to Cut Public from Landmarks Process

Posted March 26, 2018 at 5:15 am

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is in the process of altering some of its rules, and it’s striking a chord with worried preservation-minded folk. The amendments in question originate in Title 63 of the Rules of the City of New York. The biggest proposed issue involves removing the public from the process entirely – including at […]

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Preservationists Blast City Council for ‘Anti-Landmarking’ Bill

Last modified September 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Preservationists, mount up. The City Council is currently mulling over a bill that could have profound negative effects on the character of the city’s great architecture. “Intro 775,” as the legislation is called, essentially establishes “do or die” deadlines for landmark designations. Basically saying that, if certain timing parameters are not met, then historic sites […]

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The Federal-Style Row House at 35 Cooper Square was Razed for this Crappy Dorm

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The rich cultural history of 35 Cooper Square concludes with the reveal of its brooding gray replacement. Almost four years later, we’re now stuck with this eyesore of a dorm, courtesy of developer Arun Bhatia. The new thirteen-story building will house students from Marymount Manhattan College once completed. For almost two hundred years, a Federal-style […]

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Third LPC Hearing for 9-Story Noho Hotel is Tomorrow; Merchant’s House Advocates Continue Fight

Posted April 7, 2014 at 5:30 am

It’s a battle fought on the Lower East Side for two straight years. The third, and possibly final Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing for that 9-story Noho Hotel at 27 East Fourth Street is set for tomorrow. Once again, neighbors and preservationists are gearing up for a fight, as the Merchant’s House Museum is directly threatened […]

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Op-Ed: Taking Stock of the Surviving Federal-Style Row Houses on the Bowery

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

The storied Bowery, today running from Chatham Square to Cooper Square, is a broad, crooked arc, first traversed on foot by Native Americans then enlarged as a wagon road by the Dutch in 1626. Incredibly, not only does it still retain most of its original footprint but there are still a surprising number of row […]

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Federal-Style 140 Bowery Loses Trademark Dormers

Posted November 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

Alas, a quiet deconstruction has already befallen the two-story brick building, currently home to Lighting Library and Classic Lighting. More after the jump!

City Council Meeting this Week on 135 Bowery Landmarking

Posted September 12, 2011 at 6:41 am

City Council Land Use Subcommittee is meeting this week regarding the contentious landmark designation of 135 Bowery.


135 Bowery is Landmarked!

Posted June 29, 2011 at 6:41 am

Old-world buildings on the Bowery are falling at an alarming rate these days to make way for the sleek new vision of the thoroughfare.

Recap: Graveside Mourning at 35 Cooper Square

Posted May 26, 2011 at 6:09 am

For the third time in as many months, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors crusader David Mulkins rallied local preservationists and residents to the foot of 35 Cooper Square.

Rally of Mourning for 35 Cooper Square Tonight

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Today at 6 pm, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is hosting a rally of mourning outside the now-demolished 35 Cooper Square. Details after the jump!