The pope has left the city but the Catholic church is still in the news. Three Catholic churches in Manhattan have tried and failed to receive landmark status.
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission recently denied requests to protect St. Elizabeth of Hungary at 211 East 83rd Street, St. Stephen of Hungary at 414 East 82nd Street and Holy Rosary at 444 East 119th Street, according to Crain’s. All three churches are slated for closure by the Archdiocese of New York.
The commission ruled that the sites did not merit protection. The sites will now most likely eventually be sold to real estate developers, according to Crain’s.
[Crain’s] – Christopher Cameron