Public Hearing on Landmarking Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 59 E. 2nd Street
Please come speak in support of the proposed landmarking of the Historic Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Martyr next Thursday, July 15th at 6pm at the Community Board #3 Landmarks Subcommittee meeting at BRC, 30 Delancey Street (btw. Chrystie & Forsyth Streets).
In 2008 GVSHP and the East Village Community Coalition urged the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to consider landmark designation of the Cathedral, where an 8-story condo-tower was being considered to be added to the building. Earlier this year, the LPC held a hearing on potential landmark designation of the historic building, but has not yet voted on the proposal. Now Community Board #3, which has not yet taken a position on the landmarking proposal, is considering it. While the leadership of the Cathedral is opposing landmark designation, some congregants have spoken out in favor of landmarking and many in the neighborhood also support designation. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Cathedral image courtesy of Barry Munger.