Tuesday, August 7, 2012
☞ REVIVE: Demolition Set for Former Lafayette
LINK. This is the church building at the center of the block in between 131st and 132nd Street and was the actual Lafayette Theatre before the facade had a makeover in 1990. As for the intact portion of the block on the south end, that building does not have any permits pending at this point so its fate is still unclear.
Our Bespoke reader mentioned they talked to the owner listed on the DOB permit and "she said they are putting up another church with apartments and retail space. Not sure if it includes the C-Town building; she didn’t answer that question, and the demolition permit didn’t mention it." Some of the rumors being circulated around involved a condo development but it is unclear if that is actually happening but one would imagine that it would be difficult for a church to build a new building without the aid of a developer.
Archival photo courtesy NYPL