Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Community Boards to discuss fate of 35 Cooper Square and the Bowery

Here's more information on the flyer we posted last night...

A rep from the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors sent us an update to upcoming community board meetings that now include agenda items on preserving 35 Cooper Square and the Bowery.

Community Board 3's agenda for Thursday night now includes:

Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks, & Waterfront Committee
Thursday at 6:30 pm — BRC Senior Services Center - 30 Delancey St. (between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets)

1. Review of 2010 goals and accomplishments/committee goals for 2011
2. Peter Cooper Park—potential RFPs for food carts in park
3. Request for support by BAN to stop demolition of 35 Cooper Square and for preservation of other Federal houses on Bowery

And at Community Board 2:


March 28 at 6:30 p.m. — Church of Our Lady of Pompei, 25 Carmine St. Father Demo Hall

*Nomination of the Bowery to the State and National Register of Historic District.

[Photo courtesy of EV Grieve correspondent Bobby Williams]


Anonymous said...

OMG no one cares about this. Why dont you post articles about the bums on ave a or crime or something.

Bowery Boy said...

If someone posts that "no one cares about this", doesn't that mean that they actually care? I mean, if you really don't care, you wouldn't comment and instead just move on to the next post. What exactly would be someone's reason for posting such drivel? It can only mean ulterior motives, but who's?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for that developer to start ripping down that terrible building.

EV Grieve said...

@anon 9:31 am

Agreed! Man, I hope they let us help tear it down! Maybe they will let us take turns with a sledgehammer! Just like a video game!

I'm looking forward to the dorm that is likely going here to start some new history. And the new restaurant that will open on the ground level. It will probably turn over 3-4 times in the next 10 years with all the people trying to make a go of it with some great concepts, like neo-fusion Viking food!

I'm not stopping here. I'm in the market for some like-minded people to help campaign to tear down every building in NYC erected after 1990. Churches! Museums! Waste of space!

Bloomberg for life!

EV Grieve said...
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Bowery Boy said...

The Bowery still has some terrific pre-Civil War history like this house. If we tear down everything this old, then we'll be left with only the legacy of its Skid Row days, and isn't that what the developers want most to avoid?

The Bowery could have a great historic district economy, but if ya tear it all down, don't then complain later that the Bowery can't sustain itself economically as places like the Cooper Hotel sit in bankruptcy.

------m said...

ALSO ON THE AGENDA of this thursday's CB3 meeting
---the nomination of The Bowery to the State and National Historic Register ----