Historic preservation group protests playhouse demolition

October 20, 2008 11:51AM

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Historic Districts Council and area residents are demonstrating and holding a press conference at noon in front of the Provincetown Playhouse and apartments, at 133-139 MacDougal Street, to protest the almost-complete demolition of the building. NYU, which owns the building, has applied for permits to demolish 94 percent of it to build a new law school building. The building was constructed around 1830 and has housed Eugene O’Neill, William Carlos Williams, Upton Sinclair, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, and other writers and artists. TRD


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