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West Village Residents Rally to Preserve Historic Block

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    West Village Residents Rally to Preserve Historic Block

    West Village residents rallied Tuesday to lobby the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to stop a plan to build a large building on a historic block of one and two-story buildings. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016)

    West Village residents rallied Tuesday to lobby the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to stop a plan to build a large building on a historic block of one and two-story buildings.

    The Landmarks Commission approved the plan, which would allow construction of a multi-story building development on historic Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District.

    Concerned residents and advocates say the development, which would be used as office space, will destroy the quality of the street that is dotted with one and two-story buildings.   

    Save Gansevoort, an advocacy group, and residents took to the streets Tuesday morning to demonstrate in front of the David Dinkins Municipal Building, where the Landmarks Commission has its office.  

    “Save Gansevoort will not give up the fight to protect our community,” the group said in a statement. “We urge the City Planning Commission and the City Council to block any amendments to the restrictive declaration on these sites that would permit the use of these buildings for office space.”

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