Community Groups Mobilize Against “Sliver Building” on 86th

by - June 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm -


330 West 86th now (left) and the proposed building (right).

An extremely skinny building proposed for 330 West 86th Street that won approval from a city board in April is now drawing opposition from some local community groups and politicians.

They say the plan, which calls for a 17-story building on a plot of land just 20 feet wide, would be out of character with the neighborhood. And they don’t want to see the brownstone that sits there now destroyed.

On Tuesday night, Landmark West, Coalition for a Livable West SideThe West End Preservation Society and the West 80’s Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting to try to derail the proposal, with Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, and Councilwoman Gale Brewer in attendance. The meeting will be at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew at 263 West 86th Street at 6:30 p.m.

“Such destruction is symptomatic of the shocking lack of protection for this landmark-worthy neighborhood,” says Landmark West.

In a recent letter to Councilwoman Brewer, the executive director of the Board of Standards and Appeals, which ruled in favor of the developer in April, said the board plans to make a motion on June 15 to review its decision on the development.

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  1. Reader says...

    The problem is that voters of the UWS put Scott Stringer into office, including the Borough Presidency. He may pander to you now, but he helped put the 50+ story sliver building on 47th and 8th Avenue. Remember that.

  2. Ellen Kessler says...

    Here’s a link to the West 80s Neighborhood Association: