Join Us for Press Conference December 15 at 2 PM on the Steps of City Hall To Protest the Growing Rash of Demolitions of Landmarked Buildings Across NYC
Please join us tomorrow at 2 PM on the steps of City Hall for a press conference decrying the ever-increasing number of landmark buildings being demolished on the city’s watch. We’ll be joined by elected officials, preservationists, and community leaders from across New York City, to call attention to recent demolitions of landmarked and soon-to-be-landmarked buildings from Greenwich Village to Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant to the Upper East Side, and demand the City do more to enforce the law, protect historic landmarks, and reverse this trend.
Last month, we protested the order to demolish the nearly 200-year-old landmarked house at 14 Gay Street, which was compromised due to illegal work. Several months earlier, we protested the city’s order to demolish nine early 19th-century landmarked houses at 351-55 West 14th Street/44-54 Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District due to “unsafe conditions.” In recent weeks, several other landmarked buildings and buildings under consideration for landmark designation across the five boroughs have been ordered demolished by the City or allowed to be demolished by the City.
Please join Village Preservation and our allied elected officials and community groups tomorrow at 2 PM on the steps of City Hall to call for urgent action from the city, and to stand up for protecting our historic landmarks.