CB2 to Hear Zoning Changes for Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:08 am

The Merchant’s House Museum, the endangered 186-year-old city landmark on East Fourth Street, continues its fight against the threat of an eight-story hotel development at its doorstep. Before the developers can proceed, though, there is a uniform review process that must happen. Only a change to the current zoning on the block would allow the new development to […]

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Bowery Alliance of Neighbors Celebrates 10 Years of Local Activism

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:06 am

One of the most vocal local groups advocating for Bowery preservation celebrates an important milestone this month. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, whose signature fight is to save the namesake thoroughfare, now celebrates a decade in existence. Ten years of preservation and awareness. The group was founded in 2007, and later Proposed its East Bowery […]

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As the LPC Approves Demolition of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, We Should Get Creative with Preservation [OP-ED]

Posted July 12, 2017 at 9:39 am

Since its tragic fire, the future of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue has been a topic of much debate. Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum’s push for demolition of heavily damaged portions of the 167-year-old structure. There had been preliminary plans with the Chinese-American Planning Council to erect a new development pre-fire. Prior to yesterday’s […]

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135 Bowery Replacement Building Finally Moves Forward with Construction

Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:00 am

It’s aliiiiiiive! After a seasons-long holding pattern, 135 Bowery is officially returning to the ranks of the living, albeit as a modern development. New scaffolding is in place. Also, contractors are currently assembling the Erector Set steel beams for the four-story tumor that will sprout from the destroyed remains of the former Federal-style row house. […]

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The New York Post Decries “Preservation Fools”

Last modified February 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Do you folks know what this city would look like without preservation?

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Chinatown Working Group Endorses “East Bowery Preservation Plan”

Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

The years-in-the-making proposal to protect the east side of Bowery from rampant over-development gained some much-needed momentum last week.

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9-Story Hotel Proposed for Parcel Adjacent to Merchant’s House

Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

Preservationists are in scramble mode to stop the proposal, mustering the troops to attend the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing tomorrow morning.

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Lower East Side Schedule for Partners in Preservation Open House Weekend

Posted May 4, 2012 at 10:27 am

Partners in Preservation announced last week that New York City was the chosen area for its efforts. Forty locations across the Five Boroughs were nominated as historical sites worthy of preservation funding.

Rosie Mendez Calls on City Planning to Support “East Bowery Preservation Plan”

Posted February 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

At the forefront of the campaign these last few years, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors continues the fight to safeguard our beloved thoroughfare.

Borough President Scott Stringer Urges Bowery Rezoning

Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

Through the tireless efforts of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, the issue of preserving the eastern side of the Bowery through rezoning is again at the forefront.