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Full Community Board 3 Backs Landmarking of 75 Essex St.

Here's an update on the campaign to protect 75 Essex St., the former Good Samaritan/Eastern District Dispensary Building. Earlier this week, Community Board 3 voted 34-1 in favor of a resolution in support of an application now before the...

Preservation Groups File Application, Start Petition to Protect Soho House Building

Local preservationists are moving forward with their application to win landmark status for the former H. Nieberg Funeral Home at 139 Ludlow St.  We first reported on the effort last October, as part of the protracted campaign by Soho...

Op/Ed: Save the Good Samaritan/Eastern District Dispensary Building at 75 Essex St. Now

The following article by Joyce Mendelsohn of the Friends of the Lower East Side first appeared in the February 2014 edition of The Lo-Down's print magazine. As rapid development continues to alter the character of the Lower East Side, collective...

Petition Started to Save Norfolk Street Synagogue

We continue to follow developments at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the endangered synagogue at 60 Norfolk St.  The synagogue has asked the Landmarks Preservation Commission for permission to demolish the 1850 building, which was protected in 1967.  In January a...
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A cold day on Pike Street, with the Manhattan Bridge in the distance. In the news this past week: --JDS Development...
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