On March 8, the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals gave a proposal to convert the landmarked former First Church of Christ, Scientist at 361 Central Park West to residential use another chance, a decision that allowed the project’s sponsors to avoid a widely expected negative vote on their application.

LW! President Kate Wood told Manhattan Express, “The board has essentially given the developer a do-over. I think the fact that the BSA hasn’t yet thrown out this application, given it’s riddled with all these errors and misrepresentations, that’s a measure of the developer’s power in the city.  The public is kept in the dark about all these procedures, where the applicant is given thorough access.”

To read more about the Board’s decision, click here.

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