Chabad change for landmark buildings is approved

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved unanimously a controversial proposal by Chabad of the Upper West Side to build a day school, synagogue and community center in two landmark rowhouses on West 86th Street, according to the West Side Independent.

Rowhouses at 43-45 W. 86th St., Manhattan.

Rowhouses at 43-45 W. 86th St., Manhattan.

The proposal, which was voted down by Community Board 7, allows Chabad to build a roof and rear yard addition to the building as well as perform other renovations. It also means that the renters who live in the buildings now will have to move out. Continue reading

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