Back in early November, 35-39 Cooper Square was sold for $8.5 million ... As part of this development deal, the historic 35 Cooper Square, home now to the 35 Cooper Asian Pub, will be demolished to make way for a new development... But not without a fight... from the The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors ...
35 Cooper Square
There will be a rally and press conference in front of 35 Cooper Square to save this wonderful Federal-style house from demolition and to push for landmark designation. It is one of the oldest houses left on the Bowery. In addition to its architectural significance, its important historical and cultural associations range from a direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant to the building's much later habitation by Diane DiPrima, the most influential woman of the Beat Generation. This much-beloved little building has been both a significant participant and a surviving witness to New York City history for 200 years! Under the stipulations of the Landmarks Law, it qualifies on architectural, historical and cultural criteria for designation as a NYC individual landmark. Losing this house would be a significant loss to the history of the East Village for both cultural and historical reasons.
Jeremiah has a comprehensive history of 35 Cooper Square here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Cooper 35 Asian Pub putting up a fight before being torn down
Cooper 35 Asian Pub part of development deal on Cooper Square