We’re just back from the Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting. Thomas Sung, the owner of the Loew’s Canal Theater testified, saying he’s committed to preserving the historic building. Sung said he wants to do what’s right for the community but, at the same time, there are financial considerations to take into account. We’ll have details this afternoon.
We were also over at the New Museum this morning for a preview of their new exhibition, “A Day Like Any Other.” Photos are forthcoming.
And we’ll have a wrap-up of last night’s SPURA task force meeting. CB3 committee members heard urban planner John Shapiro lay out some of the “assumptions” he believes should guide the panel’s deliberations. But it became very clear some participants are not buying some of his parameters, especially the notion that public subsidies can’t/won’t be used in the redevelopment of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. As always, we’ll recount the debate in excruciating detail.