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February 24, 2012

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Update on proposed restoration & new construction
Recap on 240 Columbus Avenue at public hearing
A call to arms from colleagues in Chelsea 


TavernGlass Cube Coming to Tavern on the Green  
Proposed addition for the East courtyard of the Tavern on the Green,

Earlier this month, LW! reported on plans moving forward for the iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park.  Since then, the action has moved from the field to the hearing room. 


Read LW! testimony and connect with our preservation colleagues via the LW! blog ... 

 MuralNotable Cuban-themed Mural Sparks Debate   


Victor's Cafe, 240 Columbus Avenue, 1990.
(Photo: Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report for the
Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. 


Where the tastes and culture of Cuba once reigned supreme, a French wine bar/bistro hopes to soon open its doors.  But at the expense of our neighborhood's rich, multi-faceted cultural history.


Both the past and future of 240 Columbus Avenue were the subject of significant debate at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday.  Specifically: to preserve or to demolish a circa-1980 mural depicting a young man and oxen in a sugar cane field.   



ChelseaPreservation Beyond the Upper West Side


The group Save Chelsea is calling on you -- on all of us! -- to join them in their efforts to protect Chelsea Market from inappropriate rezoning.


Learn more and sign the petition,
via the LW! blog ...


For more background on this issue, visit the blog "Off the Grid", powered by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.