In a nonshocker, crews will soon begin tearing down the 186-year-old building. Both Jeremiah and the Local East Village posted the letter from developer Arun Bhatia (via an attorney) to council member Rosie Mendez about his final decision on the fate of the historic building:
"Unfortunately, it was concluded that it would not be feasible to develop the site with the building or any significant portion of it remaining."
Meanwhile, the developer will be making a financial contribution to the Landmarks Conservancy to help document the histories of Federal buildings such as 35 Cooper Square for which "creation of an historic record is all that can be done," as Jeremiah reported.
Let the condo/hotel/dorm building begin!
Previously on EV Grieve:
35 Cooper Square, 'this much-beloved little building,' dies at age 186