Rizzoli Bookstore to continue fight for landmark status

Effort comes despite being rejected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week

TRD New York /
Mar.March 29, 2014 02:00 PM

 Those hoping to save the much loved and elegant Rizzoli Bookstore remain positive despite being denied landmark status.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected the bookstore’s request for historic status this week. Currently, the LeFrak Organization and Vornado Realty Trust plan to demolish the building, located at 31 West 57th Street, to make way for a high-rise condo.

But members of the Save Rizzoli Committee haven’t lost hope. A committee member has written to Curbed saying:

“[This] is not final, nor a significant departure from their previous stance. The Commission has reversed their positions on whether to landmark buildings in the past, and with the entire Commissioners terms set to expire soon, there is still hope a public hearing can be calendared. The recent support of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has been encouraging.” [Curbed]Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Vornado's Steve Roth and 220 Central Park South (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Free and clear: Vornado pays off debt at 220 CPS

Free and clear: Vornado pays off debt at 220 CPS
Vornado chairman and CEO Steven Roth, and 608 Fifth Avenue (Credit: Getty Images)

“Negative surprises”: Vornado execs talk retail struggles on Q2 earnings call

“Negative surprises”: Vornado execs talk retail struggles on Q2 earnings call
Steven Roth, CEO of Vornado and 640 Fifth Avenue (Credit: Getty Images and Vornado Realty Trust)

Bank of China issues $500M to Vornado in refi of 640 Fifth Avenue

Bank of China issues $500M to Vornado in refi of 640 Fifth Avenue
Vornado chairman Steven Roth and Related chairman Stephen Ross (Roth by Misha Friedman/Getty Images; Ross by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Protesters revisit Steven Roth, Stephen Ross and other NY billionaires

Protesters revisit Steven Roth, Stephen Ross and other NY billionaires
Steve Roth and 220 Central Park South (Getty)

Vornado’s 220 CPS sees $100M deal at staggering $12,000 a foot

Vornado’s 220 CPS sees $100M deal at staggering $12,000 a foot
Vornado CEO Steven Roth with 1540 and 1535 Broadway (Getty, VNO, Wikipedia)

Vornado: Coronavirus responsible for $306M loss on value of prized retail JV

Vornado: Coronavirus responsible for $306M loss on value of prized retail JV
(Getty)

J.C. Penney implosion hits two New York City malls

J.C. Penney implosion hits two New York City malls
150 East 86th Street (Google Maps)

Barnes & Noble closing on Upper East Side

Barnes & Noble closing on Upper East Side
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...