467 West 140th Street tried to prevent the demolition of the historic building and the story has now made it to the Wall Street Journal. It turns out that $4,000 was spent by a concerned resident on the block to get an engineer to plan out the structural renovations for the building located close to City College in Hamilton Heights and that same benefactor offered to buy the property.
The government has since blocked the sale and wants the original board of the charity that owns the building to step in to formerly file for an appraisal and have real estate brokers involved. This said charity has basically disappeared in the past couple of decades and owes $127,000 in back taxes. In the meantime, demolition is still looming and an extension has been denied for this particular case. Read more in the Journal: LINK