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THE MARCH OF PROGRESS HAS NOT BEEN KIND TO CULTURAL LANDMARKS RELEVANT TO PERSONS OF COLOR IN UPPER MANHATTAN.

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Sites related to abolitionists and the Underground Railroad are rare in New York, and this historically Greek Revival–Italianate house is arguably the only one known to survive north of 96t​h​ Street in Manhattan.

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TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE ABOLITIONIST HOUSE AND NEIGHBORHOOD,
READ THE
 PROPOSAL TO EXPAND THE Audubon Park Historic District.

According to the DoB website, Javier Martinez (developer) has filed applications to demolish three of the row houses: 636, 638 and 640
West 158th Street.

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A 197-foot tower would be a knife in the heart of our neighborhood.

Other towers will follow, ending our affordable community as we know it.

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Please download, print and share this URRA FLYER concerning current events that will have a devastating impact on West 158th Street and the future of Audubon Park Historic District.

 

More information about this issue is on our West 158th Street page.

DEVELOPMENTS ON
WEST 158TH STREET

WE ARE OPPOSED
to the HARDSHIP APPLICATION to demolish & redevelop
WEST PARK Presbyterian Church,
a designated NYC landmark

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We believe that taking the terminal step of permitting this landmark to be demolished before every option is exhausted should not be allowed.

We further believe that this decision risks setting a damaging precedent for landmarks owned by nonprofits citywide.

For updates and to sign the petition visit:
https://www.centeratwestpark.org/save-west-park

128 WEST
SEVENTEENTH
STREET

This unassuming Chelsea building was a decades-long Black community pillar spanning the years of the Civil War, the postbellum Reconstruction Era and New York’s gritty-bordered Gilded Age.

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The Legacy of Colored School No. 4

with Eric K. Washington on view here:

https://youtu.be/yuvFGkh3RFM

 

Tap the logo to subscribe to NYC Department of Records and Information Services:

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Designate Chelsea’s Former Colored School No. 4
as a New York City Landmark

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You can read more
and sign the petition here:
 
https://chng.it/qN8P2SLfhf

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The URRA Introduction PDF, a link to the Historic Districts Council: Audubon Park booklet, and our team bios are available on the
ABOUT US page.

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See preservationPICTURED page for details.

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The New York Times article
by John Freeman Gill

Preserving New York's Ties to the Underground Railroad

READ AND DOWNLOAD  

MORE DOCUMENTS

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