Congregation Shearith Israel Back at CB 7
Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) wants to erect a 105’-tall luxury condo building behind its Landmark synagogue on West 70th Street, in the heart of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.
The proposed building is more than twice the height of the brownstones that define this historic block. Such an out-of-place building requires at least 7 special variances from the City’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA).
This site is one of New York’s most important Landmarks. But much more is at stake. Approval of CSI’s plan would fuel the juggernaut of non-profit institutions attempting to exploit their Landmarks as “development opportunities.” The ultimate impact on our city’s most beautiful neighborhoods will be devastating.
When: Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street
(between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
Why: The West Side has fought long and hard to preserve our community against inappropriate development that, block by block, will erode the architectural character that makes this area special.