Preservation groups had urged the LPC to move quickly after learning that developer Ben Shaoul of Magnum Management was planning a rooftop addition to 315 E. 10th St., which would change the aesthetic of the street.
Anyway, as it turned out, the DOB OK'd the necessary permits for Shaoul hours before the LPC hearing.
Per Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, in a statement: "It's truly a shame that these city agencies could not coordinate their effort to prevent this from happening."
As the Post noted today:
EV Grieve reader Jose Garcia just passed along this photo showing workers dismantling the chimney...
As Jose said in a comment this morning:
They've certainly not wasted any time getting started. their crew was up there at 8:30 this morning demolishing the chimneys. a very nice wakeup call.
Previously on EV Grieve:
A bid to protect the integrity of 315 E. 10th St.
Landmarks Preservation Commission expedites hearing on East 10th Street Historic District