Tribeca tenants get creative to block Aby Rosen project

Holdouts at 67 Vestry Street do an end run after failing to secure landmark status for building

TRD New York /
Aug.August 15, 2014 01:50 PM

If you can’t get landmarked, bring the landmarked district to you.

After failing to get their building designated as a landmark, tenants of a 117-year-old Tribeca warehouse at 67 Vestry Street are seeking new paths to block Aby Rosen’s proposed 11-story development that would see the industrial space-with-residence demolished.

The tenants, many of whom are artists, have approached — but not yet met with — incoming Landmarks Preservation Commission chairperson Meenakshi Srinivasan to discuss expanding the Tribeca North Historic District, Downtown Express reported. The expanded district would include 67 Vestry Street.

The tenants are also seeking Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer’s help to challenge the approved building design for the Aby Rosen project. The developer received partial demo permits for the plan earlier this month.

Jacqueline Miro, a resident at 67 Vestry Street, told the website 15 units remain occupied and that tenants are split between those who want to continue the fight and those ready to make a deal. [Downtown Express]Tom DiChristopher


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