Tuesday, July 30, 2013

☞ ARCHITECTURE: Cornice Restored on 149th

We received a tip earlier this year that the cornice at a brownstone over on West 149th and Broadway that was wrongfully torn down by the city was now being restored.  The lower photo shows the brownstone today of which the local block association saved from completely being destroyed.  This townhouse was a former shell that had all the paperwork together for a gut reno but the city somehow had deemed it unstable a couple of years back and a demo crew ripped the cornice off but the folks of west 149th spent the entire day calling local authorities to stop the rest of the destruction.  Now the building is the new gem of the block and a symbol of the strength of how a well organized group can affect the outcome in any neighborhood.

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