Update from Westerleigh

From the Staten Island Advamce In Westerleigh, builders winningBut residents vow to continue battle against incursions by developersMonday, February 12, 2007 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The big white house was never of any real significance. Not in the big scheme of things, that is. Mike Morrell knew that much. Sure, an argument might be attempted […]

More tear-downs threatened in Westerleigh

From the Staten Island Advance Builder eyes property in shadow of churchWesterleigh pastor breaks unsettling news at anti-teardown rallySaturday, February 10, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — When the pastor of Immanuel Union Church joined Westerleigh neighbors and politicians yesterday to protest the razing of one of Prohibition Park’s earliest homes, at […]

Demo in Westerleigh Reignites Downzoning Efforts

From the Staten Island AdvanceAfter home is razed, a renewed call for downzoningCity councilman wants application to be reactivated as builder knocks down 1890s house in Westerleigh Friday, February 09, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The demolition yesterday of a 19th-century house in Westerleigh prompted Councilman Michael McMahon to call on […]

Another Historic House in Westerleigh Gone

From the Staten Island Advance Historic home demolishedA Staten Island home built by the founders of Prohibition Park in the Westerleigh section of the borough and once nominated for landmarking, is being demolished today to make way for new homes. The Landmarks Preservation Commission said the building had been too altered and rejected the landmarking […]

Let's Rip It Down First, then plan it – Coney Island Redevelopment

From Courier-Life 02/01/2007Amusement demolition part of ‘growing pains’ – While buildings are being torn down, post-construction jobs are being createdBy Stephen Witt Fencing debris lays torn down as Thor Equities tore down part of the amusement area last week to make way for the redevelopment of Coney Island.Such mainstay Coney Island amusements as the go-cart […]

Purchase Building Still Being Used, Still Planned on being Demolished

Don’t get me started about the City’s completely immoral destruction of the landmark Purchase Building for….who knows? a parking lot? An ice rink? The plans aren’t clear except that the building – despite its landmark status – isn’t there. From Courier-Life 02/01/2007Bklyn park shadowed by 9/11 – Former OEM site still part of search for […]