Tuesday, March 03, 2009

charas/el bohio

Eight years later and the fight is still going on.

Now that's what I call tenacity.

City Councilmember, Rosie Mendez, has called for a Press Conference for March 9, 5:30 PM on the 10th Street Side of former Charas / El Bohio, Old PS 64.

This from the press release:

Since Landmark Designation, the capstones of the dormers on the 10th St Side have been destroyed. Tarps inadequate to the weather were put over the raw brick, and these have been ripped and completely open to the rain and snow for two seasons.

Letters have been written by Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to the current owner, encouraging the owner to make repairs, but the owner has done nothing. LPC has imposed no fines.

LPS must take action, as it has elsewhere but inexplicably not here, to repair the willful damage to a landmark structure crucial to our community.

Rosie slipped, but Ann was there to pick her up and share the coconut love, along with those sailin' shoes.

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