No surprise here, but owner Gregg Singer is lashing out after last week's brief "liberation" of of the former Charas/El Bohio community center on East 9th Street. Following a boisterous funeral march though the East Village, activists mourning the death of Indymedia journalist Brad Will broke in ... More >>
Who knew Charas was so easy to break into? After five long years of being padlocked, the former East Village community center was briefly liberated on Saturday night by comrades of the slain Indymedia journalist Brad Will.
You have to hand it to developer Gregg Singer. Last week he took out a full-page ad on the back of The Villager blaming local politicians for the looming "eyesore" of P.S. 64. "Old P.S. 64 stands as an eyesore in your neighborhood because of inaction on the part of your representatives," begin ... More >>
We just got word that developer Gregg Singer has stopped chopping P.S. 64. According to Dan Reardon of the National Architectural Trust, Singer called off the demo crew late in the day Wednesday and offered to resume talks with City Council rep Rosie Mendez. But when we reached Singer on Friday afte ... More >>
Workers were back hammering off the architectural detailing from P.S. 64 on East 9th Street Wednesday. But while there's been much outrage voiced on the Web over owner Gregg Singer's wanton destruction of this century-old former school's now landmarked facade, there wasn't a peep of protest on the s ... More >>
East Village activists were jubilant Tuesday morning when the Landmarks Preservations Commission voted unanimously to landmark the old P.S. 64 on East 9th Street in Manhattan. The LPC's vote puts in check owner Gregg Singer's controversial plan to raze the back half of the century-old school build ... More >>
The saga of old P.S. 64 is a real education
Fans of preserving the former CHARAS building, on East 9th Street, won a round last week. Preservationists have been pushing the city's Landmarks commission to protect the 102-year-old former public school. The owner, Gregg Singer, has been pushing a plan to tear part of it down so he develop a 19-s ... More >>
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